What do you do when holiday shopping, traveling, cooking and entertaining, start to get the best of you? Why not try this very simple acupressure technique?
It’s called the Foot Three Mile point (or St 36), and when stimulated it can strengthen your body’s immune system, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and give you more energy.
Here is all you have to do…
The point is located four finger widths below the lower border of the kneecap and one finger width off the shin bone to the outside. If you flex your foot up and down; you will feel the muscle move under your fingers if you are on St 36.
Apply moderate to firm pressure on the St 36 point. Hold the pressure for one minute. Then do the same on the other leg. This point can be stimulated either with the heel of your opposite foot, or with your fingers.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all the holiday hoopla, give it a try.
by Catherine Morgan