One Point Healing - Acupressure Point CV 6
In my previous articles which I have written about acupressure therapy to get relief from specific condition. There are many acupressure points which can help you get relief from sickness but I am starting new series of posts which offer the uses and benefits of acupressure points used during acupressure therapy. One point therapy can help you start therapy (to get relief from many health conditions) within short span of time and as you get relief you may start working on other acupoints for relief and cure.
Acupressure is an excellent healing therapy for whole well-being -- mind, body and spirit. Acupressure therapy can be very effective both as prevention and as a treatment for many health conditions. Acupressure can effectively be used to alleviate acute and chronic conditions such as arthritis, headaches, spinal-muscular pain, and sinus complications. Acupressure is good for fatigue as a preventative therapy.
One of the most empowering acupressure points on the body is CV 6, known as the Sea of Energy or Qi.
Point Location: CV 6 is located two finger widths below the center of your belly button. The finger pressure should always be applied gradually. Go even slower and more carefully into the abdomen for the elderly and sick. During pregnancy be very gentle, and use the palm of your hand instead of fingertips.
Benefits and uses of CV 6 in acupressure therapy:
CV 6 strengthens the body’s internal condition, revives the body’s healing processes; develops vitality; strengthens the immune system, urinary system, colon, sexual reproductive system, and benefits the kidneys.
To get relief from:
- abdominal cramping,
- gas, irritable bowel syndrome,
- menstrual cramps,
- urinary incontinence, impotence,
- chronic fatigue,
- digestive headaches,
- body aches, anal or rectal pains, and general weaknesses.
For Constipation: Press CV 6 two or three times a day to relieve and prevent constipation and irritable bowel. Pressing this point activates and strengthens the large intestine, encourages peristalsis, and relaxes the abdomen. Along with this point, I’ve used Chi Gong breathing exercises effectively for constipation and irritable bowel since the colon’s partner is the lungs in traditional Chinese health care.
Emotional & Spiritual Benefits: CV 6 is good for developing emotional stability and for deepening spiritual awareness; strengthens your sense of self; used for self-abuse, addictive behavior, and codependency issues.
Sexuality: CV 6 is good for all kinds of sexual problems for men and women. The abdominal muscles often tighten during lovemaking, which can block the flow of sexual energy. Pressing CV 6 and acupressure points around it, can relieve the abdominal tension, strengthen the urinary and reproductive systems, and increase sexual intimacy and pleasure.
CV 6 is a longevity point, which can improve your overall health and enable you to live longer. Two to three minutes of firm to deep pressure on this point while breathing slowly and deeply into your belly, strengthens all of your internal organs, and develops your healing energy reserves.
Remember: Acupressure should not be applied to open wounds, or where there is swelling and inflammation. Areas of scar tissue, blisters, boils, rashes, or varicose veins should be avoided.