Acupressure for Relieving Insomnia Treatment

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Everyone experiences insomnia from time to time. Combination of exercise, diet, and acupressure treatment usually shows the best results:
~ Exercise for at least 30 consecutive minutes every day.
~ Do not drink tea, coffee, or any other caffeinated beverages for at least 6 hours before going to bed.
~ Get up at the same time every morning.
~ Avoid taking naps during the day.
~ Use your bed for sleep only, not for reading during the day or TV.
~ Do not tense up at the thought that you won’t get a full eight hours of sleep – occasional lack of sleep has no effect on your health. Many people including Napoleon and Churchill were able to get by on 3 to 5 hours of sleep.
~ Before going to bed write down everything you are thinking about on a piece of paper.
~ Neither work on your PC nor watch TV for at least 30 minutes before going to bed, you may want to read a book instead.

When massaging active points lie comfortably in bed, close your eyes and breath deeply. Pour Peace, Love, and Kindness on walls and ceiling of your room. Treat active points until numbing feeling is produced or until you fall asleep. You do not need to treat all points.

STEP 1: Acupressure Point GB20 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 1 Acupressure Point GB20 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 1 Acupressure Point GB20 - Start with a less painful side


Location: just below the base of the scull, in the depression between the two major neck muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction.
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 2: Acupressure Point GB20 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 2 Acupressure Point GB20 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 2 Acupressure Point GB20 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: just below the base of the scull, in the depression between the two major neck muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction.
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 3: Acupressure Point GV16.

STEP 3 Acupressure Point GV16

STEP 3 Acupressure Point GV16


Location: in the back of the head, in the large depression under the base of the skull.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 2 min or more

STEP 4: Acupressure Point B10 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 4 Acupressure Point B10 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 4 Acupressure Point B10 - Start with a less painful side


Location: halfway between the base of the skull and the base of the neck, on the edge of the trapezoid muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 5: Acupressure Point B10 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 5 Acupressure Point B10 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 5 Acupressure Point B10 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: halfway between the base of the skull and the base of the neck, on the edge of the trapezoid muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 6: Acupressure Point B38 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 6 Acupressure Point B38 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 6 Acupressure Point B38 - Start with a less painful side


Location: four finger’s width out from the spine, half way between the top and bottom of the shoulder blade, between the 4th and 5th ribs.
Direction: if you have difficulty reaching this point lie back on a hard surface and position the tennis ball under the active point. Apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 7: Acupressure Point B38 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 7 Acupressure Point B38 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 7 Acupressure Point B38 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: four finger’s width out from the spine, half way between the top and bottom of the shoulder blade, between the 4th and 5th ribs.
Direction: if you have difficulty reaching this point lie back on a hard surface and position the tennis ball under the active point. Apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 8: Acupressure Point H7 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 8 Acupressure Point H7 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 8 Acupressure Point H7 - Start with a less painful side


Location: on the inside of the arm; in the hollow formed by the wrist, inside bone of the arm, and the tendon. To find the point: 1. straiten the wrist;
2. slide your thumb along the wrist crease until the thumb falls into a hollow formed by the tendon, inside bone of the arm, and the wrist.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in direction of the palm.
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 9: Acupressure Point H7 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 9 Acupressure Point H7 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 9 Acupressure Point H7 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: on the inside of the arm; in the hollow formed by the wrist, inside bone of the arm, and the tendon. To find the point:
1. straiten the wrist; 2. slide your thumb along the wrist crease until the thumb falls into a hollow formed by the tendon, inside bone of the arm, and the wrist.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in direction of the palm. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 10: Acupressure Point SP6 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Start with a less painful side

STEP 10 Acupressure Point SP6 - This point is forbidden for

STEP 10 Acupressure Point SP6 - This point is forbidden for


Location: on the inside surface of the leg, four fingers-width above the inner anklebone.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 11: Acupressure Point SP6 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 11 Acupressure Point SP6 - This point is forbidden for

STEP 11 Acupressure Point SP6 - This point is forbidden for


Location: on the inside surface of the leg, four fingers-width above the inner anklebone.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 12: Acupressure Points K6 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 12 Acupressure Points K6 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 12 Acupressure Points K6 - Start with a less painful side


Location: in the depression directly below inner anklebone.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 13: Acupressure Points K6 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 13 Acupressure Points K6 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 13 Acupressure Points K6 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: in the depression directly below inner anklebone.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min or more

STEP 14: Acupressure Points K3 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Start with a less painful side

STEP 14 Acupressure Points K3 - This point is forbidden for

STEP 14 Acupressure Points K3 - This point is forbidden for


Location: in the hollow midway between inside anklebone and the Achilles tendon.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min

STEP 15: Acupressure Point K3 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 15 Acupressure Point K3 - This point is forbidden for pregnant

STEP 15 Acupressure Point K3 - This point is forbidden for pregnant


Location: in the hollow midway between inside anklebone and the Achilles tendon.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min

STEP 16: Acupressure Point CV17

STEP 16 Acupressure Point CV17

STEP 16 Acupressure Point CV17


Location: in the center of the breastbone, midway between nipples.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 2 min or more

STEP 17: Acupressure Point Yin Tang

STEP 17 Acupressure Point Yin Tang

STEP 17 Acupressure Point Yin Tang


Location: with the tip of your thumb or index finger probe the area midway between the medial end of the two eyebrows as indicated on the picture until you feel a slight dip.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min or more

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