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Secrets to Losing Weight: Acupressure

by on April 5th, 2009
Secrets to Losing Weight: Acupressure

Are you constantly struggling with weight issues? Are you tired of trying diet after diet with no apparent results? Millions of people are just as frustrated as you are as they go through a similar experience. Unknown to many though, there are other forms of weight loss solutions that can be much more effective that the traditional diets and exercise programs.

One such method is acupressure, which has been used by man for hundreds of years to get rid of all kinds of health problems, including excessive weight. People might be reluctant to try this technique because it is vastly different from what they are used to, but that’s probably the main reason why it would work.

The Different Acupressure Techniques

Recently, acupressure for weight loss has gained quite a bit of popularity in the Western world and it won’t be difficult to find some treatment centers near your area. However, you can also opt to administer the treatment yourself – it’s that easy to do. All you have to do is find a good book or website that can teach you the techniques you can use that will improve your appetite and allow you to shed extra pounds in a healthy manner.

Acupressure Points for Weight Loss

One of the most effective acupressure points for losing weight is at the ear. This is where you can find the acupressure point that regulates a person’s appetite. If you apply the right amount of pressure to this area, you will soon be able to control your craving for food and avoid the temptation of overeating.

The technique for applying pressure here is by positioning your hands beside your ear, with your fingers touching your jaw line. As you open your mouth, you will notice a slight bump between the ear and the jaw, and this is where you should apply constant pressure.

You can also stimulate weight loss by pressing on an area right above your ankle, which is also known as the spleen 6. The exact location of this acupressure point is about 3 inches above the ankle and beside the leg bone. Press on the fleshy area towards the rear of your leg and you will soon observe a reduction in your craving to overeat. It is best to use your thumb for this, applying continuous pressure for about a minute or so.

The stomach 36 acupressure point is another excellent area to help you tackle your weight issues. This point is located by going down about three and a half inches below the kneecap and about an inch towards the outside of your leg. To test whether you have found the correct point, try bending your feet back and forth and you should feel the muscle move beneath your finger. Apply the same kind of pressure to this area for 60 seconds. This will improve your blood flow and boost your digestive system, as well as boost your chi or energy flow.

After pressing on the stomach 36 point, you can then slide your finger to the opposite side of your shin bone towards the inside of your leg. Move it closer to the knee and try to find a slight hollow area. This is the point that regulates the water flow and retention throughout your body. Again, put steady pressure here for about a minute.

If you do your research, you will discover that there are many more acupressure points all over your body that you can stimulate to help you lose weight and be healthier. Compared to all the other weight loss solutions out there, the use of acupressure is by far the least invasive and the easiest to do, yet it is definitely one of the most effective treatments, and millions of satisfied individuals would agree.

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