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Acupressure for Clarity

In Chinese Medicine the gallbladder is the official in charge of decision making and judgement. The acupuncture point, Gallbladder 37 (located on the gallbladder meridian) is also referred to as “Bright and Clear”. Stimulation of this point can help bring clarity to difficult situations. It helps to clear the mind of distraction and confusion.

To locate the point go to the lateral aspect of the lower leg. This point is located on the anterior border of the fibula a little more than a third of the way between the tip of the external malleolus and the knee crease (see diagram for more guidance). You might notice this area is tender to the touch.

Before starting a self-acupressure session make sure to set the right intention for the treatment. Sit or lay in a comfortable position and start by settling your mind. Take a few slow and deep breaths. Inhale for four counts, hold the breath for seven counts and then exhale slowly for eight counts. Repeat this process 3-5 times.

Once you feel settled and the point has been located, gently massage the point in a circle motion for thirty seconds. Start on the left side and then move over to the right side. With your mind’s eye send your breath down to this point to activate it further.

For a more tailored acupressure experience reach out about telehealth sessions.

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