If you find your energy levels feeling a bit low, you have come to the right place! I’m excited to have you here because I have a little something that will help boost your energy. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most effective pressure points to increase energy.
Fatigue is not a walk in the park, nor is it fun to endure. You tend to feel extra tired, which can sometimes affect your mental health. So how truly effective is acupressure for alertness?
I came across a helpful study on the efficacy of acupressure on fatigue. During transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for HCC patients, the study revealed that acupressure is helpful for relieving fatigue while simultaneously helping minimize the chance of depression.
Can Acupuncture Give You Energy?
The human body is quite magical. There is still much exploration about the human body as technology advances. But what has been uncovered so far is impressive on its own.
The human body runs on energy, amongst other things. Like acupressure, acupuncture is another technique that can help stimulate the body, rejuvenating its energy levels. So how does acupuncture work exactly when it comes to your energy?
By inserting the acupuncture needles at specific pressure points, the body is stimulated to enhance the balance and flow of energy. A practice that is still helpful to this very day.
Is There A Pressure Point For Energy?
In some cases, many may experience chronic fatigue, which can reduce their quality of life. A study on the effects of acupressure for hemodialysis patients experiencing fatigue resulted in overall decreased exhaustion.
Even if you get a good night’s sleep, sometimes you may find yourself still suffering from low energy levels.
Fortunately, several pressure points in the human body help improve fatigue, increasing your energy levels. Some pressure points that help strengthen your energy flow include, but are not limited to, GV-20 and Kl-1. This next section will highlight some of the best acupressure points for energy, starting with pressure point ST-36.
Acupoint: ST-36 (Other Names: Stomach-36/Zu San Li/Leg Three Miles)
Also known as acupoint Zu San Li, ST-36 is one of the most popular types of acupressure for mental alertness. It helps relieve fatigue and regulates the gastrointestinal tract so that your digestive system can work stronger.
Pressure point ST-36 can be found just below your knee cap, approximately four fingers width down from the outer part of the shin bone. Additionally, it is a great pressure point for autonomic nerves, such as your heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration, to name a few. Not to mention, it is perfect for practicing acupressure for shaky hands.
Acupoint: Bl-10 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-10/Tian Zhu/Celestial Pillar)
Stimulating the pressure point Bl-10 can help improve blood flow throughout the human body. Not only is it excellent for getting your blood pumping, but it is also one of the most helpful acupressure points for neck and shoulder tension. This pressure point is known to be effective against stiff shoulders and unexpected headaches.
To find pressure point Bl-10, you might need a mirror, considering it sits on the back of your neck, just outside the trapezius muscle, and below the base of your skull. Typically, it rests just a few centimeters below your hairline on the nape of your neck.
Acupoint: KI-1 (Other Names: Kidney-1/Yong Quan/Gushing Spring)
Another energizing pressure point for the body is Kl-1, also known as the kidney 1 acupuncture point. This pressure point is hidden within the plantar flexion movement. To find it, flex your foot so that your toes are sticking upward. This action can be performed by standing up on the tip of your toes.
Pressure point Kl-1 sits in the depression about a quarter of the way down from the base of your toes. By flexing your foot, the pressure point is exposed. Massaging this acupoint will help increase your energy, all while improving the blood circulation throughout the feet.
If you are looking to increase vital energy, improve overall physical strength, or recover from fatigue, the Kl-1 pressure point is a great place to start.
To stimulate this point, use both thumbs to push slowly for about three seconds and then release for another three seconds. Slowly make your way up the soles of your feet.
You may experience minor pain once you land on the Kl-1 point, but that is expected if you are pretty tired. Apply enough pressure that you still feel comfortable.
Acupoint: GV-20 (Other Names: The Governing Vessel-20/Bai Hui/Hundred Convergence)
Acupoint GV-20 is another one of the most effective pressure points to increase energy. Also known as Bai Hui, pressure point GV-20 is often used as one of the best nausea and headache acupressure points.
Although, it is just as beneficial when it comes to your energy flow. This point has many significant advantages, including autonomic nerves, alleviating stress and frustration, and aiding insomnia symptoms.
It is no surprise it has earned its name as The Governing Vessel-20. This pressure point sits at the very top of the head, at the center point of the head, perpendicular to the center point between the ears. To stimulate this point, press it in sync with your breathing rhythm. In about three to five minutes, you should begin to feel a sense of alertness.