A healthy heart is vital for our overall wellbeing. Without a vigorous heart, our bodies cannot function properly. Our brains, limbs, and organs need a healthy blood supply to perform at an optimal level.
If you like me are suffering from heart issues, you should definitely try these heart pressure points to relieve your symptoms.
I tried acupressure to fix my heart issues and want to share my story with you to benefit from this tremendous natural therapy as I did.
My Experience With Acupressure For My Heart Disorders
I have been suffering from heart troubles for a long time. When I was in my twenties, I was perfectly healthy, living a happy life. It all started one day when I had a terrible car accident. Thankfully I survived but suffered from a lot of physical injuries.
For most people who have been in a car crash, the intense emotions fade away with time. But in my case, they didn’t. Those feelings became stronger day by day. They changed the way I thought and acted during my everyday activities and hurt my life.
At this moment, I realized that apart from physical injuries, a severe car accident can also cause damages to your cardiovascular system, aka the heart. If you, too, like me, have ever been in a car accident, then you know what I am talking about.
I had healed from my physical injuries after the accident, but I was still troubled by the traumatic nature of what I had experienced that day. I started having different types of feelings and symptoms. I couldn’t sleep at night, no matter how much I tried, became very irritable and angry for no reason, and began worrying a lot about ordinary things. After some while, I occasionally started having heart palpitations, which felt like my heart was racing or pounding. This experience was quite scary for me.
I went to my doctor, who gave me some pills to ease my anxiety and calm my heart, but I did not find much relief and had to take those pills all the time. It was then one of my friends told me about acupressure. He had been suffering from heart problems as well and had great success from acupressure.
My life was at a standstill at that point. I had to try this ancient therapy to see if it could offer me relief. So, I started learning about acupressure and how it could help improve the health of my heart. Here is what I found.
Acupressure Points For Heart Palpitations
After some research online and visiting several acupressure specialists, I found that acupressure is a natural form of treatment used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been used to treat various health disorders for years. This therapy involves stimulating specific pressure points or acupoints on the skin using the fingers rather than needles. It has been implicated as a successful treatment for various medical disorders, including multiple heart ailments.
To treat my heart palpitation and insomnia issue, I learned about the specific heart pressure points that were supposed to help alleviate my problem.
From a medical perspective, we generally think of the heart as an organ that pumps blood. However, in Chinese medicine, the heart is the organ that incorporates the Shen, referred to as the mind, memory, consciousness, and spirit.
Here is the best acupressure point for heart palpitation that I found:
Acupoint: PC-6 (Other Names: Pericardium-6/Nei Guan/Inner Pass)
Nei Guan (P6 or PC6) or Pericardium 6 is commonly used to help relieve chest congestion, cardiac pain, heart palpitations, insomnia, and calms the Shen (the mind or spirit in TCM). It also helps regulate the flow of energy in the heart.
Pericardium 6 is located three finger breadths below the wrist on the inner forearm in the depression between the two tendons. To find and use this acupressure point, you can locate this point by turning your hands over so the palm faces up. Then apply downward pressure between the two tendons, massaging and stimulating the area for 4-5 seconds to find relief.
Nei Guan also helps calm the mind and reduces anxiety. In this way, it can also alleviate tightness in the chest and heart palpitations.
I occasionally experience heart palpitations and have a lot of sleepless nights. My heart starts beating at a very rapid pace. When I read about the benefits of PC- 6, I wanted to check whether it would work on me or not immediately.
So, I applied a firm, steady pressure at the exact location of this point, and I was shocked by the results. Within a short time, my heart gradually shifted back to its average resting pace. It was unbelievable.
From that day onwards, whenever I have heart palpitations, I use this point for relief.
It also reduced my anxiety to some extent, and that night I slept pretty well. Applying firm pressure to Pericardium 6 can lower your stress and your racing heart.
How To Use PC-6 To Ease Heart Palpitations And Anxiety
When you place pressure on Pericardium 6, try to do it with complete concentration. Deeply feel this area in your mind when putting pressure on this point with your fingertips or thumb.
You may notice a better response on one wrist, so make sure to experiment on both sides.
Acupoint: SP-1 (Other Names: Spleen-1/Yin Bai/Hidden White)
Stimulating this point can help relieve the blood vessels’ stiffness and hardening and improve blood circulation in the body. The Yinbai acupoint is located at the base of the nails of the left and right toes on the medial side of the big toe posterior to the nail corner. It is the starting point of the spleen meridian.
The Yinbai acupoint helps promote blood flow, improves the blood vessels’ elasticity, and improves the body’s oxygen levels so that the nutrients can be absorbed properly.
Acupoint: KD-7 (Other Names: Kidney-7/Fu Liu/Returning Current)
High blood pressure places a heavy burden on the heart. Fuliu or Kidney 7 acupoint, locates on the inner calf, two cun above KD-3 or KI-3 on the anterior border of the achilles tendon. You can identify KD-3 or Tai xi in the depression behind your medial malleolus’s tip.
Stimulating KD-7 can increase metabolism in the body and lower blood pressure. It allows the body’s water to be expelled more quickly and helps relieve edema. This helps lower the blood pressure and reduces the burden on the heart. KD 7 Acupuncture Point is the proven acupoint on maintaining vivid black hair and the pressure point for female arousal.
Acupressure Points For Heart Pain
I often suffer from insomnia and nightmares. Sometimes I also feel a tightness in my chest area. According to TCM, all these symptoms can be a sign of blockage of the heart meridian. When the heart meridian is blocked, you will feel a tightness in your chest or pain. A lack of energy mainly causes this obstruction. Fortunately, with the help of acupressure, you can unblock the heart meridian to find relief from insomnia and other issues related to the heart.
The route of the heart meridian starts directly from the heart and has three branches.
The first branch
From the heart down, it travels to the small intestine.
The second branch
From the heart up, along the throat, and then travels to the eyes.
The third branch
This is the straight meridian, which passes from the heart to the lungs, enters and passes through the armpits to the elbows, from the forearms to the wrists, from the palm between the ring finger and the little finger, and finally reaches the nail of the little finger.
By massaging the acupressure heart points on the heart meridian, you can alleviate your heart pain and other issues related to the heart. To unblock the heart meridian, you can tap the acupoints along your heart meridian from top to bottom for 3 to 5 minutes and then from the bottom to the top again.
Unblocking The Pericardium Meridian For A Healthy Heart
The pericardium meridian starts from the chest and passes through the upper and lower abdomen to the triple jiao meridian. To unblock the pericardium meridian, tap the acupoints along the meridian daily for 3 – 5 minutes. Repeat this action on both hands.
The Final Verdict
These heart pressure points that I mentioned have helped me recover from my heart disorders. Now I don’t have palpitations, anxiety, chest pressure, or pain and can sleep well at night.
You should give these heart pressure points a try. They worked wonders for me. Maybe they will work wonders for you as well.