A Point for Easy, Complete Bowel Movements: Landscape of Your Body #17

A self-acupressure point for when bowel movements aren’t as easy, as complete, or happening as often as they should (aka… constipation) 👉🏼 Self-massage here, on both legs, for 1-2 minutes every day, can be a powerful complement to whatever food choices, supplements, acupuncture, or other gut-healing practices you’re using. This point is called Shang Ju…

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A Point for Eye Relief: Landscape of Your Body #16

For people dealing with eye symptoms from allergies, here’s a place to find relief, at the next stop on the Landscape of Your Body: Bladder 2 (aka “Zan Zhu,” aka “Bamboo Gathering”). Self-massage with acupressure here is super helpful for people dealing with eye symptoms like itchy, watery eyes due to allergies, other eye health…

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A Point for Soothing the Heart: Landscape of Your Body #15

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Heart-7-25.mp4 On the landscape of your body, where the river of your Heart Channel passes through your wrist, you can find Shen Men (aka Spirit Gate, aka Heart 7). This is a soothing point to hold, or press and release, for people dealing with anxiety, trouble falling asleep, or heart palpitations. Make loving contact, take…

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Self-Acupressure for Dry Eyes (my new routine)

Ok, now that I’ve admitted I have a problem… Here are the 6 points I’m massaging on myself daily for “severe, severe, severe dry eyes” (my eye doctor’s words). I’ve seen acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs help so many patients with their eye health and vision – so I have high hopes for what will happen…

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A Point for Opening the Chest and Calming the Stomach: Landscape of Your Body #14

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Kidney-27.mp4 Every time I press this point, I find myself drawing in a deep, slow breath. It’s tender, but it feels so good. Kidney 27 (a.k.a. Shu Fu, or “Shu Palace”) is known to “unbind the chest,” for people who are dealing with lung tightness, coughing, or phlegm. That unbinding action also sometimes helps bring…

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An Mian (Peaceful Sleep): Sneak Peek at Acupressure for Restorative Sleep (live video)

In this live video (originally posted on Instagram), I share the point An Mian. Its name translates to “Peaceful Sleep,” and that’s exactly what it’s for. This is one of the points we’ll be learning in Acupressure for Restorative Sleep. Get all the info and sign up right here: https://leilaninavar.teachable.com/p/acupressure-for-restorative-sleep Ready to learn the Qigong…

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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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