One Point Healing - Acupressure Point K 27
Few years ago, I attended a 'positive thinking' course based on 'to boost teaching skills'. The participants were taught some brain gym exercises. One of these brain gym exercise was to rub 'energy or brain buttons' on the chest (near collar. At that time I didn't know about 'acupressure' and learned it as a 'brain gym' exercise and used to teach it to my pre-k kids. This brain gym exercise was really helpful as kids enjoyed pressing these two points with one hand and I was happy to see my class more focused and less hyper.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupressure point K 27 or 'Elegant Mansion' on your chest is an effective point for relieving throat, chest, and back pain. K 27 also opens your ability to breathe deeply, which is the key to releasing endorphins, the neuro-chemicals that relieve pain. It helps reinforce immune system functioning by strengthening the respiratory system. It helps boost your natural energies and resets your electro-magnetic body
Location: In the hollow below the collarbone next to the breastbone.
To find the K 27 acupressure points place your fingertips below your collarbone. Rub with firm pressure, feeling for an indentation and soreness. When you get the point, you will feel a connection with your throat or chest, especially when you deepen your breath.
Benefits and uses of acupressure point K 27:
K 27 (on both sides) are good for chest congestion, phlegm, coughing, throat spasms, sore throats, shallow breathing, difficult breathing, chest tightness, chest pain, anxiety, agitation and thyroid gland irregularities.
Some acupressurists say that 'it is the most effective acupressure points for balancing the health and functions of the body. When you open K 27 by holding it for a couple minutes while breathing deeply, the benefits of this acupoint increases.
Following associated conditions can be treated with acupoint K 27:
- Low energy
- Fatigue (feeling of tireness)
- Low immunity
- Always sick
- Jet lag
Regular acupressure therapy or massage may result in:
- More energy
- Clearer thinking
- Improved vision
- Brightens and straightens your body on all levels
- Ability to perceive the truth
- Experience being plugged into the universe
- Feeling tuned up and turned on with an enormous improvement in everyday living and effectiveness
- For self acupressure massage:
Use the right hand to stimulate the left K-27 and the left hand to stimulate the right K-27 while the opposite hand is placed over the navel. It is important to always ground at the navel.
Stimulate K-27 points with firm rotary pressure for 15 to 30 seconds each or until the pain at the points subside.
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