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Acupressure to Soothe a Busy Mind

October 2009

This acupressure massage is designed to stimulate various important acupuncture points to improve blood circulation in the arteries in the face, scalp and brain. Regular practice can bring you many health benefits and help you and your family to reduce stress, cope with stress more effectively. It is also very effective to help children who have difficulty with concentration. The standard length of exercise takes about 20 minutes. However, you can shorten it and have a mini-session when you have a brief break during your work.

The benefits of the exercise:


Front of the head

Step 1 (1 minute)

The point is in the middle of two inner tips of your eyebrows.

Press with the pad of your index finger in a circular motion. Use enough pressure until you feel a tender sensation on the point.

Step 2 (4 minutes)

The first point is located about 1 inch above the previous one on Step 1.

The next series of points are located about 1 inch directly above the previous one until to the top of the head.

Press with circular motion with the pad of your index or middle finger.

Step 3 (1 minute)

The points are at the corner of the forehead, about half inch within your hairline.

Press the points in a circular motion with the pad of both of your middle fingers.

Side of the head

Step 1 (3 minutes)

The first two points are located at the depression on your temples

The next series of points are about 1 inch apart toward the root of the ears.

Press with the pad of your thumbs in a circular motion.

Step 2 (4 minutes)

The first points are on the side of the head, level with the tops of your ears.

The next series of points are about 1 inch above the previous one until you reach the top of the head.

Press the area in a circular motion with the pad of your middle finger.

Back of the Head (4 minutes)

The first two points are directly below the protruding bone at the back of your head.

The next series of points are directly above the first two until you reach the top of the head.

Massage with the pad of your index, middle and ring fingers.

Finishing steps (3 minutes)

  1. Place ten fingertips on your scalp, massaging the whole scalp the way you shampoo your hair.
  2. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.
  3. Relax your facial muscle, your scalp, your jaw and your neck while breathing deeply.
  4. With each exhale, imagine the tension leaving your mind and body with your breath.