During the Flu Season, everyone should know how to boost your immune system using acupressure; its safe and all you need is your hands. In this blog article I will show you three natural methods for immune boosting: 1) How to press acupressure point K 27, 2) A great set of Immune Boosting Breathing Exercises on DVD and 3) Books on immune points and natural methods for going further.
Everyone should know acupressure point K 27 on your chest for boosting your immune system and for relieving sore throat, chest congestion and breathing difficulties. K 27 opens your ability to breathe deeply, which is key to releasing endorphins, the neuro-chemicals that relieve pain. K 27 is easy to reach and I have found it effective for relieving hundreds of complaints.
Point Location: To find the K 27 points, place your fingertips below your collarbone. Rub with firm pressure, feeling for an indentation. When you get the point, you will feel a connection with your throat or chest, especially when you deepen your breath.
K 27 Acupressure Points (on both sides) are good for chest congestion, phlegm, coughing, throat spasms, sore throats, shallow or difficult breathing, chest tightness, chest pain, anxiety, agitation and thyroid gland irregularities.
K 27 is the exit point of the kidney meridian. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Kidney meridian stores healing energy and thus governs the immune system. I have found it to be one of the most effective acupressure points for balancing the health and functions of the body.
Self-Care Instructions: Cross your hands over your heart, using your right fingers to press the left side of K 27 on your chest, and your left hand pressing the right side of K 27. You can do just one side if only one hand is free. Use enough pressure to connect with the tightness or soreness. Hold for 2 to 3 minutes as you breathe slowly and deeply. Repeat 3 to 5 times daily for greater effectiveness to boost your immune system.
Going Further - IMMUNE BOOSTING Healing Resources:
1. Thyroid Acupressure Points (K 27) Learn more about how K 27 can be used to balance your thyroid gland for self-healing.
2. Less Stress Immune Boosting Qi Gong Breathing Exercises on DVD: Be able to heighten your immune system and increase your vitality with these easy breathing exercises. This DVD guides you step-by-step. Practice 20 minutes daily to feel 10 times better.
3. Immune Boosting with Acupressure & Natural Healing Methods: Greater Energy at your Fingertips book has sets of easy immune boosting exercises which complements the DVD above and includes eight fabulous greater energy points.
4. Acupressure’s Potent Points book has a full chapter on Immune Boosting which illustrates 12 acupressure points and provides a step-by-step routine fully illustrated.