Acupressure is an ancient Chinese therapy that uses simple massage techniques on certain points in the body, to provide relief from a number of illnesses and conditions. The Chinese believed that our bodies have a life force within us known as 'chi', and that the body can heal itself if we learn to manipulate this energy. The different energy points on the body can be massaged with fingers, hands, elbows, and other devices to treat a variety of problems.
If you are looking for an effective treatment for anxiety, and are fed up of taking pills, one of the treatment options you could try is acupressure. All you have to do is massage certain points on the body to find relief from the symptoms of anxiety. Here are some of the acupressure points for anxiety and nervousness.
P6 - Inner Gate
This pressure point is located just below the inside of your wrist. Hold your right hand in front of you, with the palm facing the ceiling. Now, place the index finger, middle finger and ring finger of your left hand, on the wrist crease of the right hand. Place your left thumb next to the left index finger, precisely between the two tendons, and massage this point in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Switch hands, and repeat the motion.
BL2 - Third Eye
The third eye is one of the pressure points of the body which needs a delicate touch to be stimulated. This point is located between your two eyebrows right above the bridge of the nose. Use the tender touch of your fingernail to apply pressure on this point for relief from anxiety and stress.
LU5 - Cubit Marsh
This point is located on the radial side of the biceps brachii tendon on the cubital crease. In layman terms, this point is present on the inner arm, at the crease of the elbow. Apply pressure with your thumb on this point, and massage it for about 1-2 minutes. Repeat the procedure using the other arm.
Stimulating certain points of the body by massaging them 2-3 times a day is one of the simplest treatments that you could try. You could also massage your scalp with your fingertips, to calm yourself.