Acupoint massages

Learn how to do these acupoint massages to release physical tension and regulate the flow of qi, helping to relieve symptoms of insomnia.

BAIHUI

Imagine a line across the head that connects the highest point of the tip of one ear to the other. Then, imagine another line from the middle of the eyes to the back of the head.

1. Locate the intersection of these two imaginary lines on the head.

2. Tap this area lightly with three fingers for between 50 and 100 times.


JIANJING

Identify a point between the end of one shoulder and the midpoint of the neck.

3. Massage this point, which corresponds to the gall bladder meridian, with a thumb for approximately five minutes.

4. If it is difficult to identify this point on your own, get someone to do the massage for you.

Note: Before attempting this massage, pregnant women, weak elderly people and those who are sick should approach their physicians.


KAITIANMEN

5 and 6. From a point between the eyebrows, move the fingers of both hands upwards towards

the forehead.

Do this 50 to 100 times.


MOSHUANG LIU

7 and 8. Start by placing both thumbs on the inner side of the eyebrows, and massage along the brow to rub out any sore spots.

End with both thumbs on the outer brow.

Do this 50 to 100 times.


SHIMIAN XUE

9. Identify the point in the middle of the heel. Massage this point with a thumb for 50 to 100 times.

SOURCE: MS PANSY YEO, TCM PRACTITIONER AT CHONG HOE HEALTH PRODUCTS CHINESE MEDICAL STORE


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2015, with the headline 'Acupoint massages'. Print Edition | Subscribe