Try These 3 Acupressure Points for Optimal Women's Health

These acupressure points help women's bodies move energy and blood to relax the mind.
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These acupressure points are some of the most common points I use in working with women’s health. They move energy and blood and help relax the mind. Start in a comfortable seated position, sitting on blankets if needed. With either your index or middle finger, apply light pressure as you make contact with the point. Then try to see how lightly you can touch it while still maintaining a connection. Don’t push hard! Rather than using muscular force, it is better to focus on sensing your subtle energy. Some people may feel a tingling sensation, be aware of luminosity, or hear a slightly high-pitched tone. Once you find the point, hold for 3–5 minutes.

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