Acupuncture and acupressure are therapies developed over 5,000 years ago and are important aspect of Asian, particularly Chinese medicine. Both techniques are alternative ways for treatment of health issues and reducing symptoms of certain medical conditions. Acupuncture involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, while acupressure uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. It is important to mention that these points follow specific channels, known as meridians, and those are same channels used in acupuncture. It is believed that each organ in the body is related to a point on the body, by the energy channels in it.
There fore, in order to treat certain organ in your organism or to enhance its activity, you need to massage the point on the body which is related to it.
As experts explain, these complex medical techniques can help you lose weight. By applying pressure on the 4 points presented below, you will get rid of the excess pounds and get the perfect body shape you have always dreamed of.
Massage of these particular points significantly increases the energy levels, but also accelerates metabolism, eliminates the excess fat and prevent fat deposits. In addition to this, this will control your appetite.
Points that will help you lose fat fast are the following:
By massaging this point of your body you will manage to regulate your appetite and reduce anxiety. This actually will help to those people who are overeating due to stress. This point is located between the nose and upper lip. You need to massage it for 5 minutes, two times a day.
Massage of this point helps the elimination of high body heat and in same time stimulates the function of the intestines. Of this point massage is extremely important due to the fact that all the body energy passes through this point. Massage it 2–3 times a day for 1 minute.
This point is called Zu San Li and is used in acupressure. Massaging of this point is extremely beneficial, as it boosts digestion. And in same time has significant role in prevention and reduction of other inflammatory processes. This point also is known as “the point of a hundred diseases” or “the point of longevity”.
When it comes to losing the extra pounds. It is believed that regular massage of this point will help you lose 1 pound in one week.
It is located just under the knee cap. This is how to locate it: first cover the left knee with your right palm and vice versa. Between the end of the little and ring finger, there is a minor dent between the bones and that is the location of Zu San Li.
Massage this point clockwise 9 times on each leg. Total duration of this massage should be about 10 minutes. It is important to mention that you should never massage this point before bedtime as it might lead to insomnia.
You should not worry if you feel a mild discomfort or pain during performing this massage. As that is completely normal and it indicates that you are doing the massage properly.
Massage of this point significantly will speed up your metabolism and thus you will lose excess pounds more easily. Massage this point with gentle motions and continuous apply pressure on the ear using your thumb for 3 minutes. Repeat this massage three times a day.