A Point for Breathing, Sleeping & Grieving: Landscape of Your Body #12

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Lung-1-Video-September-2021.mp4 Here’s a need-to-know point on the body landscape when dealing with breathing concerns, sadness or grief, or waking up between 1-3am.  This is the first place that the Lung Channel rises to the surface of the body. We call it Lung 1 in English and Zhong Fu (Central Palace) in Mandarin. We also know…

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A Point for Easing the Breath: The Landscape of Your Body #11

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Lung-6-Video-July-2021.mp4 There are these cool spots on the rivers of your body where the Qi and blood dive deeper beneath the skin. Close to the fingers the toes, channels run near the surface, but at these “xi-cleft” points, the rivers plunge deep.  This is the xi-cleft point on the Lung channel, named Kong Zui, or…

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A Point for Sacrum or Throat Pain: The Landscape of Your Body #10

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Kidney-6-Video-May-2021.mp4 I always know when I’m on this point because it’s so tender. Likely, anyone else with sacrum or tailbone injury or pain will feel that too. It’s also tender for many people dealing with throat pain or difficulty swallowing. A little more help finding Kidney 6 (a.k.a. Zhao Hai, or “Shining Sea”) on your…

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A Point for Gut Health & Stamina: The Landscape of Your Body #9

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stomach-36-Video-May-2021.mp4 This is a big one. Big in size (making it harder to miss), big in that it’s full of Blood and Qi, and big in importance. If you’ve had an acupuncture treatment before, Stomach 36 might look familiar. This point (a.k.a. Zu San Li, “Leg Three Miles”) is one of the most commonly needled…

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A Point for Pelvic & Digestive Health: The Landscape of Your Body #8

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SP6-April-2021-50.mp4 Feeling good here with loving self-massage on Spleen 6, together with hip circles to free up energy in the pelvis. (NOT a point to be used during PREGNANCY if it’s not yet time to go into labor. Pick a different point to love on yourself with.) This point is so often tender to pressure,…

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A Point Used for Clearing Heat and Relieving Headaches: The Landscape of Your Body #7

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/HT-8-April-2021-50.mp4 A palace in the palm of the hand, pressed to clear “heat.” That “heat” might be showing up as agitation, insomnia, or as actually feeling hot (especially in the palms). Pressure here can help when there’s heaviness or a feeling of stuckness in the chest, with the urge to sigh frequently, or the sense…

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A Point for Calming & Opening the Chest: The Landscape of Your Body #6

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Ren-17-Video-Jan-2021.mp4 Sometimes, when I find this point, it’s so tender I can barely press on it. Other times, it feels fine. It all depends on how my back is doing (especially my spine, directly behind this spot), and whether I’m going through anything that brings heartache.  In English, it’s usually called Ren 17, sometimes translated…

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A Point for Stress Relief: The Landscape of Your Body #5

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Liver-3-Video-Jan-2021.mp4 You’ll have to take your shoes off for this one. It’s worth it. Liver 3, aka “Tai Chong,” aka “Great Rushing,” located in a valley on your foot, is important for people dealing with stress. (Should I simply say “for people”? Is anyone NOT dealing with stress?) Watch the video above to learn how…

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A Point for Calming and Uplifting: The Landscape of Your Body #4

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Du-20-Video-Jan-2021.mp4 Sometimes Yin and Yang are easy to understand: Where is the most Yang place on your body? The top! The uppermost point on your body, Du 20 (aka Baihui, aka “Hundred Meetings”), has everything to do with Yang. We use this point either to send excess Yang back down, or lift deficient Yang back…

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A Point for Supporting the Lungs, Neck & Uterus: The Landscape of Your Body #3

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Lung-7-Video-Jan-2021.mp4 Here’s another way to locate one of the points I showed you in my March 2020 post about self-acupressure for Breathing, Digestion & Immunity. This is Lung 7, called Lie Que in Chinese, meaning “Broken Sequence.” On the landscape of your body, here two rivers briefly join. This is where the Lung channel “breaks”…

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