Acupressure or the method of applying pressure on certain points on the body in order to relieve pain has long been part of Eastern holistic medicine. In recent decades, this method has started gaining recognition in the western world as well and today people use acupressure to reduce pain in many different parts of the body.
This holistic pain-relieving method is based on the theory that there are several acupressure points on the body, which when pressed properly can relieve a number of painful conditions and discomforts.
The best thing about acupressure is that you can use it yourself as it doesn’t require medical or expert attention. The thing is the healing pressure massage on certain parts of the body, also called acupressure points, relieves pain and improves overall health. To be more specific, acupressure doesn’t only reduce pain, but it also relieves nausea, vertigo, headaches etc.
One thing you can treat with this method is heart palpitations. We have all experienced the unpleasant feeling of increased heartbeat when we are stressed out or anxious. Although not life-threatening, this condition can be really upsetting. But, you can easily normalize your heartbeat by applying pressure to the point known as the ‘sea of peace’ in holistic medicine.
This point is located in the central part of the breast bone. To reduce your heart palpitations, press this point with your thumb and hold for 1-2 minutes. Make sure you breathe deeply while performing the treatment!