The science of Acupressure is based on the theory of meridians. According to the theory, our body has 14 ‘imaginary meridians’ that carry energy throughout the body. Each meridian starts with the tips of the fingers, passes through the brain and gets connected to their respective organs. There are six identical meridians on each side of the body while the other two – the Conception Vessel and the Governing Vessel run along the body’s midline, one in the front and the other in the back.
When we have a problem related to any of the organs, it means that the meridian carrying energy to those particular organs has an obstruction that slows down the normal functioning of the organ. If the obstruction is removed or dissolved, the flow of energy becomes normal, and the organ starts functioning properly. This is done through Acupressure. The points on the body that run along the meridian are activated, to remove the obstruction in the nerves, so that the energy can flow with regularity, and the organ can resume its normal function.
Fold the thumb vertically down, at about an angle of 90 degrees
Take help of the four other fingers as a support before pressing with the thumb
With the help of the thumb, press the point corresponding to the organ, which, in this case, happens to be the spleen point.
Gently press the point that needs to be activated. Press with the tip of the thumb, vertically on the point. Here, we are activating the acidity point.
Press points 8 to 10 times per session; repeat 3 sessions a day, preferably before 30 mins or after 30 mins of each meal.
Caution: Women should avoid activating points during pregnancy.