How to Improve Memory Using Acupressure Massage
Acupressure and massage can be very therapeutic and easy to do at home or anywhere you have a few minutes to relax and access the points. If you’re having trouble remembering, or trouble with concentration, working on these points may help.
You don’t need to use all 9 of these pressure points, just massage one or two whenever you have a free hand or a moment of free time.
- Firm pressure – applying steady, stationary pressure with thumbs, fingers, palms, or the side of your hand. Apply pressure gradually and hold for several minutes without any movement.
- Prolonged finger pressure – apply gradual, steady pressure with one finger. Penetrate deep into the area, for approximately 3-5 minutes, and repeat again if needed.
- Relax: When massaging acupoints, try to relax in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and breathe deeply.
- Repeat the massage as often as you like; there is no limit to the number of times a day.
- Have a helping hand: Besides massaging these points on yourself, anyone can also help massage these points for you.
How much pressure to apply depends on how fit you are, but the general rule is that it should hurt a little. The more muscular an area, the more pressure you should apply. Do not continue if the area is extremely painful, and note that if when you activate one point, another point on your body may hurt. This is a phenomenon known as referred pain and indicates that those areas are related.
9 Acupressure Points To Improve Concentration and Memory
Points (A) — One Hundred Meeting
To find this spot on the crown of your head, feel for a slight depression toward the back of the top of your head. It rests between the cranial bones.
Benefits: Mental concentration and improving memory. Also relieves headaches.
Points (B) — Sun Point
The Sun Point is in the depression of the temples, a half-inch to the outside of the eyebrows.
Benefits: Better memory and concentration. Relieves stress, headaches, and dizziness.
Points (C) — Gates of Consciousness
Just below the base of your skull, your fingers will find shallow hollows about 2-3 inches apart.
Benefits: Gets rid of headaches and arthritis pain helping you concentrate, regardless of the pain’s location. Also improves your memory.
Points (D) — Heavenly Pillar
Located a half inch below the base of the skull, on the ropey muscles half an inch out from the spine.
Benefits: Relieves stress, burnout, overexertion, heaviness in the head, and unclear thinking. Massaging this point will help relax your neck, allowing greater circulation into your brain.
Points (E) — Third Eye Point
Directly between your eyebrows where the bridge of your nose meets your forehead there is a slight indent – the Third Eye Point.
Benefits: Better concentration and memory because it clears the mind and lifts the spirit.
Points (F) — Middle of a Person
Two-thirds of the way up from your upper lip to your nose you’ll find the Middle of a Person Point. Activating this area has many benefits.
Benefits: Relieves cramps, fainting, and dizziness. Also improves memory and concentration. Becomes more effective by pressing the Middle of a Person firmly each day over a period of several weeks.
Points (G) — Sea of Tranquility
Three finger widths up from the center of the base of your breast bone.
Benefits: Improved concentration. Also relieves nervousness, chest congestion, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and other emotional imbalances that inhibit concentration and clear thinking.
Points (H) — Three Mile Point
Four finger widths below your kneecap and just to the outside of your shine. You’ve found the right spot if this muscle flexes when your move your foot up and down.
Benefits: Massage this point for mental clarity, as well as a strengthened mind and body.
Points (I) — Bigger Rushing
On the top of the foot, in the valley between the big toe and the second toe.
Benefits: Relieves poor memory, headaches, fatigue, and poor concentration.
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