A simple acupressure self-massage at this point on your forehead can do wonders.
We usually rub our heads near the temples or our neck when we have a headache. The same is true for when you feel sinus pressure. Rubbing gently or applying pressure is something we do instinctively to try to help with pain.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MASSAGE THIS POINT ON YOUR FOREHEAD
Empowering yourself to treat your own ailments is powerful. When we can heal ourselves, we don’t need modern medicine.
Acupressure, acupuncture, and reflexology are non-invasive, non-Western medicinal ways to feel better. These Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine can teach us how to heal ourselves.
HOW SCIENTISTS CAN PROVE THAT MASSAGING PRESSURE POINTS WORKS
How do we know that massaging a point on the forehead will have any effect on our level of pain, health, or the workings of our inner body?
Scientists with a help of MRI scan to look for activity in other parts of the body while one area is stimulated with pressure or massage.
Researchers in Japan use magnetic resonance imaging to detect reflexology on the foot for the affected areas like the eye, shoulder, and small intestine. Pressure on these points on the foot ‘induced a somatosensory process that stimulated reflex area and that a neuroimaging approach examines the basis of reflexology effects.’
Pressing a reflexology point stimulates another area of your body.
THE ENERGY MERIDIANS OF THE BODY
We have discussed the energy meridians of the body in other articles. See ‘Here’s What Happens When You Tap These Points On Your Body’ for more acupressure points and self-massage information for weight loss, anxiety and more.
The governing meridian is in the center of the face and the forehead.Touching the surface of the skin on the forehead activates the energy center under the skin. Gentle pressure activates the flow of previously blocked energy to restore balance
Energy gets blocked because of the physical and emotional .
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the energy flow is important for good circulation and bodily functions. Messaging and pressuring energy meridians in the forehead improves circulation, reduces muscle tension and stimulates brain function.
We are working with Yang energy when we massage this point on your forehead so energy begins in the head and flows downward throw the body.
The point name is Third Eye Point or as in Traditional Chinese Medicine is called GV 24 and the GV stands for Governor Vessel. It is between the eyebrows, slightly above the upper bridge of the nose meets the forehead.
Applying pressure to this point on the forehead helps improve concentration, relieves headaches, and can also help with eye strain if you are at a computer for many hours a day. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, massaging this point can also help to strengthen your sense of intuition.
Apply pressure to the point between your eyebrows for 45 seconds – 1 minute to experience the benefits of this point on the forehead.
You can also use gentle pressure to stroke or massage the place from between your eyebrows to three inches above that point in a vertical line.
OTHER BENEFITS OF MASSAGING THIS POINT ON THE FOREHEAD ARE:
-noninvasive beauty procedures
One researcher says that:
‘This procedure activates one of the brain centers, amygdala nucleus, which affects the human lymphatic system causing the elimination of nervous tension and helping removal of the negative metabolism products. Moreover, this procedure efficiently counteracts creation of new wrinkles, facilitates blood and lymph flow (prevents swelling), makes the skin excellently firm, corrects the eye and mouth corners and activates regeneration processes (e.g. after a surgery).’
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