Let’s consider an aspect from the world of the mind. Many researchers believe that inferior diet and poor blood circulation to the brain, cause a large majority of mental problems. Attention deficit disorders and violent behavior, in adolescents and adults, has been treated and remedied through proper diet and thinning of the blood. And, it can all be done without any numbing or dumbing down.
If you have blood pressure, or other blood related problems, diet and exercise are a good place to start. But, if you’ve been there, done that and still have problems, another remedy maybe acupuncture. One of the problems with acupuncture, for some people, is the puncture part. The other problem is in order to make it work, you have to know exactly where to make the puncture. An option is acupuncture’s sibling, acupressure. Acupressure is something you can do yourself and don’t have to have a laser sight to hit the mark. You do have to press hard at times because many of the acupoints are fairly deep in the skin.
Someone 4′ 11′ isn’t going to have an acupoint in exactly the same place as someone who’s 7′ 2″. So, just find the general location and feel around. If there’s a problem, there’ll also be a tender spot. The tender spot is an indication of an energy blockage. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the originators of acupuncture, springtime is the optimum time of year for treating the blood and liver.
One of the major acupressure treatment areas for the capillaries is on the head. Imagine you have a horseshoe that fits from temple to temple, halfway between the top of the ear and the top of the head. This area is called the Sylvan Fissure (SF). The SF is where the bones of the skull fused together after the skull quit growing. Next, go to the top of the head and find the dent that used to be your soft spot or anterior fontanelle. Using the ends of your index, middle and ring fingers, draw a line straight down on both sides of the head until you intersect the end of your SF horseshoe. There’s an acupoint at the juncture that’s involved with other body parts and may be quite tender. With the ends of the fingers begin making small circles while going back horizontally around the head. Any point on the crest of the SF treats some point in the capillary system.
Another capillary acupoint is at the top of the area where the two leg bones of the lower leg divide. You’ll find an indentation about 3″ below the knee joint and 1/3 of the way outside of the centerline. This acupoint is also specific to abdominal lymph, diabetes, eyes, feet, muscles and thyroid. Pain at this point can indicate an underlying problem with the lymph system, diabetes, thyroid and capillaries, all of which affect the blood. Using the ends of the middle fingers, or ends of the thumbs, move in small circles and continue until pain subsides.
Another neat thing about acupressure is that you can use it to find problems. In order to diagnose you have to be a doctor, so let’s look for problems, which you can do even though you aren’t a doctor. If you start at the ends of the toes and massage to the top of the head you’re bound to find some sore spots. If you haven’t injured yourself where you’re sore, it’s a good indication an energy blockage problem exists. Find a good acupressure book and see what the sore spot relates to and then read the sections of this book that pertain to the acupressure point and, between the two, you’ll probably find something that will be helpful.
Ref: Folk Remedies, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) And Health Options From Around The World