tips to practice acupressure for insomnia

acupressure for insomnia

Acupressure for Insomnia

Treatment Of Acupressure For Insomnia

Acupressure for insomnia is practical solution to relief insomnia in all ages including infants who have sleeping trouble. This therapy is based on the practice of pressing different points of the body which is called acupoints. By pressing the acupoints along the pathways of nervous system will stimulate the energy to flow through the body which is able to treat ailments. Literally, the word acupuncture an acupressure is similar. Indeed, the techniques between them share at the same points, but acupressure do not need needles like acupuncture. Acupressure is not difficult as you can do it yourself or by having your partner to do it. The acupressure specialist will know about the variety of acupressure points that related to your problem, how much pressure should to apply, and how long to apply the pressure itself. Nevertheless, if you awake late night, you can press the acupoint to find some release.

The causes of insomnia

Treatment Of Acupressure For Insomnia

Insomnia has major effect on your mood, ability to finish daily activities and also our energy level. A severe insomnia even can affect your health as t can caused obesity diabetes, heart disease and many others. Insomnia is the inability to reach proper amount of sleeping to get up in the morning with refreshing feeling. Insomnia can be caused by several aspects as follows:

Anxiety: This condition is elevated the tensions level that related to worry and agitation. It can occur because of personal emotions

Stress: Stress can occur because of emotional and physical reactions to such life pressures. Actually, few amounts of stress is very useful for your health, but when it gets over it can cause health problem.

Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition that caused people ha drastic mood between high euphoria to deep depression.

Tips to practice acupressure for insomnia

  • Before performing acupressure, wait until two hours after having meal. Do not practice acupressure straight away after having meal.

  • Before bedtime, establish a comfortable atmosphere and make sure to calm down before performing acupressure.

  • Using your finger or thumb to press the acupoints down for about sixty seconds.

  • If you feel any discomfort while pressing the acupoints, it means that the energy is blocked. The gentleness will eventually disappear if you continue performing acupressure.

You might want to read: Another Medication for Insomnia

If you are pregnant that suffer indigestion and morning sickness, talk to your doctor before practicing acupressure. Abdominal area acupressure on your leg must be avoided when you are getting pregnant. To relieve insomnia, you can stimulate these two acupressure points:

  • Spirit gate

  • On the inner wrist place your thumb in line with your little finger.

  • Press the acupoint down with your thumb and increase the pressure for sixty seconds gradually. Do this to your arms, left and right.

  • Inner gate

  • The location of this acupoint is on the inner wrist. Press your three finger down from the wrist, and lining it up with your little finger afterward.

  • Press the acupoint down medially with your thumb for about two minutes. Then, switch your arms and repeat if necessary.

To overcome insomnia problem, there are few certain medications as well. If you are scared of medical effect, acupressure for insomnia is the best solution indeed.

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1 Response

  1. Mike says:

    But still no strong scientific prove this kind of treatment.

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