Chronic stress, anxiety, and tension can create sleeping disorders. Here are 3 soothing acupressure points that treat insomnia and improve sleep.
Acupressure point P6 or Pericardium 6 is a well-known point of treating nausea and vomiting. This point is called the Inner Gate point, and it is located in the central point of the inner side of the forearm, two and half finger widths from the wrist crease. This is one of the effective acupressure points for sleep that relieves insomnia and reduces anxiety, indigestion, and palpitations – some of the common problems that hinder sleep.
This point is also beneficial for treating chest congestion, cardiac pain, depression, dizziness, asthma, cough, irritability, and malaria. This point can be stimulated by placing the right thumb on the inner side of the left wrist and pressing the point firmly for one minute and then pressing the point on the other hand.
GV24.5 or Governing Vessel 24.5 is one of the best acupressure points for sleep apnea treatment that calms the mind, clarifies ideas and stimulates restful sleep. This point is also called the Third Eye Point, and it is located directly between the eyebrows, in the bend where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead. This point helps in relaxing the central nervous system and relieves anxiety, panic attacks, fear, depression, and insomnia. This is a local point for headache, sinusitis and nosebleeds.
It also helps in treating dizziness, epilepsy, vertigo, and teeth and jaw pain. This point should be stimulated in combination with CV17. Place your right middle fingertip between your eyebrows and place the fingertips of your left hand on CV17, located in the indentations of the breastbone at the level of your heart. Apply pressure for 1 minute while keeping your eyes closed and breathing deeply.
CV17 or Conception Vessel 17 in a useful acupressure point for relieving sleeping disorders located in the center of the breast one, three thumb widths up from the base of the bone. This point is known as the Sea of Tranquillity which helps in relieving insomnia caused by anxiety, nervousness and chest congestion.
This point is also useful for treating cough, asthma, palpitations, breast issues like insufficient lactation and mastitis. This point should be stimulated in combination with GV24.5 as instructed in the previous point.