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Acupressure Points to lose Weight

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You all must have read a lot about a lot of ways to shed weight including heavy exercises and gyming, dieting, liposuction, Yoga and what not. One of the less explored practices in weight loss programmes includes practicing acupressure. I would not say this can help you shed all the weight as a whole and sole measure but yes, it definitely acts as a catalyst to whatever you are doing to loose weight and it also happens to be a holistic form of healing,

Acupressure is a form of alternate medicine that helps in healing and repairing body and regulates the energy flow, heat and moisture in body. It makes you more aware towards your body and the messages that your body sends your brain. It has also proven itself to be an efficient way to lose weight along with a whole lot of other physical and mental ailments. However, it is not very commonly practiced as  only a few know about it. So, let us talk about it in detail.

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The basic mechanism by which accupressure works is by applying pressure/ massaging certain specific energy median areas/ points of your body to activate them. These points are generally located bilaterally or on both sides of your body. This helps your digestive system to work better. It helps you eat better, assimilate better as well as eliminate better. It also maintains circulatory balance of your body. Also, practicing acupressure eases out stress which in turn,  makes you eat more sensibly. It also curbs food cravings and helps with eating disorders. Along with acupressure, you may practice deep breathing exercises and light stretching exercises.

You do not need to devote a lot of time to these practices. Devoting just half an hour per day is more than sufficient. Follow these along with a simple diet plan to achieve desired results. The best part is that you can do all this right at the comfort of your home.

A typical session of acupressure for weight loss begins by massaging the below mentioned energy median points followed by applying pressure ion these for certain fixed periods of time. Towards the end, you need to gently massage these points again.

Ear Point:

Ear Point

This is located right in front of your ear. Just adjacent to the tragus. Open and close your mouth, just adjacent to your ear you will find a point where the jaw movements are most prominent. This point, you need to press for 1 minute.

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Arm/ Elbow Point:

Arm-Elbow point

This point is present on the inner aspect of your elbow crease. Stimulating this point helps your large intestine function better. Use your thumb to pressurise this point for one minute each day.

Belly or Abdomen Point:

Belly

This particular energy median point is located  centimeters below your belly button. You need to massage it using an upwards and downwards motion for atleast 2 minutes twice daily. Stimulating this point would make your digestion function better.

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Abdominal Sorrow Point:

Abdominal Sorrow Point

This point is located under your last rib and is in a straight line with your ear lobe. This needs to be massaged for 5 minutes on daily basis. This too promotes a healthy digestive system and curbs cravings.

Knee Point:

Knee Point

This point is located on the outer portion of your leg approx  2 inches below your  knee. Use your fore finger to press this point for one minute. It is beneficial as it makes your stomach function better.

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Foot/ Ankle Point:

Acupuncture feet

The pressure point is located on the inner aspect of your leg approx  2 inches higher than your ankle. It is just slightly backwards to the leg bone. Use your thumb to apply pressure on this area for one minute daily. It helps in better functioning of spleen and your digestive system.

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