Stress has evolved in many ways to mankind and it can take a toll on us every now and then, building up slowly like a volcano waiting to erupt. Some release stress by working out, playing sports, meditate, or simply binge watch their favorite Netflix series for hours. Who’s judging, right?
If you’re looking for a ‘quick fix’, then acupressure is your helpline. If you find yourself drained out by stress and need an instant lift, then pressing on de-stress points in our body will do the trick. You may wonder how can pressing on a specific point can ‘reset’ your body and mind. When you massage on these points, it will release endorphins in your brain, making you feel relaxed and happy. Fortunately, our ears have such a point that can de-stress you if massaged properly. It’s called the Shen Men point.
Shen Men point in our ear is deeply connected to our body functions. It is located at the centre of the top third area of the ear. It’s also known as Divine Gate for a reason. Massage it properly and it can make you feel light as air. The Shen men point is so powerful that it treats almost everything–stress, anxiety, depression, inflammatory diseases, etc.
Tips on how to massage the point correctly:
Use a cotton bud to press and rub on this spot, while breathing in.
Look to your left as you inhale and turn right as you exhale.
By doing this, you can experience a gush of calmness spreading in your body.
You may massage this point using your fingers too. Massage the spot every night for a sound sleep at night,