Here is some information about a simple technique called Acupressure that you can use to help you increase insomnia that helps you to promote drowsiness.
Acupressure is part of the tradition of Chinese medicine and has been used for hundreds of years in the Far East. It is often described as acupuncture without the needles!
Like acupuncture – it's based on the idea that energy flows through channels in the body called meridians. An even flow of energy needs to flow through the body to promote good health – and then there disruptions of this flow of energy can lead to illness at any point along it.
This flow of energy can be directly affected by loads of different things including:
Now this life energy or Qi as the Chinese call it, is most concentrated at points along the meridians called Acupoints.
There is scientific evidence that stimulating particular accupoints can relieve stress, anxiety, nausea as well as pain. But more recently scientists from the Sleep Disorder Center in Arizona have started to collect evidence as to the benefits of both acupuncture and acupressure with relieving insomnia.
Whilst more research is needed – here are some simple acupressure techniques you can try yourself without the use of any needles!
To help you fall off to sleep, use your middle finger of your left hand to gently massage the third eye point. This is located right between your eyebrows, just below the bottom of the center of your forehead.
Just 5 minutes will really help you to relax and should help the sunset of drowsiness.
To work the close eye acupoint (or Ki 6 as professionals call it) – use your right thumb to massage the inside of the left heel gently in a circular motion – then apply pressure for a few seconds.
Then you need to repeat this again on the right heel using the left thumb.
The calm sleep acupoint (or BI 62) – simply follow the instructions for the Close eyes accupoint but only massage the outside of the heels.
Now I tried these simple techniques and it did not cost a penny. They were easy to do just before bedtime and they really seemed to help me relax and focus on getting rid of the everyday stresss and replace them with calm.