This is a new plan for weight loss, but it’s not a diet plan. Acupressure is now the new buzz word for weight loss.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art where the fingers are used to press key points that stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms.This 5,000-year old technique effectively relieves pain, balances body energy, and promotes good health and well-being only by using the power and sensitivity of the hand.
A weight loss program with acupressure involves massaging the pressure point area and then applying pressure for specified time on that point. Acupressure will help the digestive system to function properly by:
- Reducing craving for food
- Achieving a balanced appetite
- Increasing body awareness for conscious eating
Here are the key pressure points that will help you lose weight:
1. Ear point:
It is also called auricular pressure point. To find the point, place your finger against your jaw on both sides, move your jaw up and down, and shift your fingers till you find the point where the jaw has maximum movement. Apply pressure for one minute (or up to 3 minutes).
- Controls appetite, helps stop overeating
2. Face point:
This point is located exactly between the nose and upper lip. It is necessary to stimulate this point twice a day, for 5 minutes. If you overeat during stress, this exercise is – special for you!
- control hunger and nervousness
This is the most used point in acupuncture. It’s called Zu San Li. It not only improves digestion but also helps in control of the inflammatory processes in the body. It is called the point of longevity or a point against one hundred diseases. It is located below the kneecap.
To find the point, you should cover the knee with the palm of the same hand. The point lies between the ends of the ring finger and small, in the form of small depressions between the bones. you need to massage it every day especially in the evening and you will loss 400-500 grams per week.
You should massage each leg for 5 minutes, 9 times a day with a circular motion in a clockwise direction. But do not massage it directly before going to sleep, because that may cause insomnia to you.
- Improves digestion in the stomach
- Decreases hunger
- Nourishes the blood
4. Elbow point:
This is the pressure point for stimulating the function of the large intestine. To locate the pressure point move a thumb-width distance from your elbow joint to the inside crease of your elbow. Keep your hand close to your chest. Apply pressure for 1 minute. Repeat with the other arm.
- Removes excess heat and waste water from the body.