Yin Tang Acupressure Point
Yintang is one of the more important points for emotional balancing and is located at the 2nd chakra that is sometimes called the 3rd eye. It has gained fame after studies showed that this acupuncture point helped to normalize neurochemical-neurotransmitter activity and help those with anxiety to calm down.
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Location of Acupressure Point Yintang
In the center of the forehead at the point between the eyebrows. Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Yin Tang to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Yintang
- For chronic anxiety and panic attacks apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick acupressure point Yintang and acupressure Point Heart 7, and apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our organic Yin Valley formula
- In the case of insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, or waking at 3 AM due to the Liver attacking the Heart, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Yintang and acupressure point Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our Calm the Dragon formula and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and use our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula
- For children who are easily startled or experience anxiety, abrupt fear or fright regularly, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Yintang and acupressure point Heart 7 and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
- For frontal headaches apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Sick to Yintang, and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3, acupressure point Gallbladder 41, and acupressure point Gallbladder 14 and consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula in the case of chronic headaches
- In the case of sinus headaches apply the Sinus Acupressure Stick at Yintang, acupressure point Bitang, and acupressure point Large Intestine 20 and the Metal Acupressure Stick at acupressure point Large Intestine 4
Cognition and Meditation
For improved insight and deeper meditations apply the Meditation Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Yintang, acupressure Point Heart 7, acupressure point Pericardium 7, and acupressure point Lung 9 along with applying the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3
Other Name(s) of Yintang
- Hall of Impressions
Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Yintang
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Yintang
- Quiets the Shen, Heart, or Spirit
- Calms the Mind
- Pacifies Wind
- Benefits the Nose
- Activates the Channel and Alleviates Pain
Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.
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