Yes! Acupressure can help you lose belly fat.
54% of adults in the US have abdominal obesity.
Weight loss requires a significant amount of effort, as well as knowledge and perseverance.
Of course, exercise is also important for weight loss, but not all of us can afford it.
The number of acupressure points on the body that can help to get rid of excess fat is much greater than you can imagine
What are Acupressure Points?
Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine in which pressure is applied to specific points on the body. It is based on the belief that energy or life force called chi flows through your body along certain pathways called meridians.
By pressing on certain points along these meridians, you can affect the flow of chi and unblock imbalances in your body, resulting in better health.
Pressure points are located in different areas of your body and may be used alone or with other forms of treatment such as acupuncture or massage.
The aim is to stimulate acupressure points by applying pressure using your fingers and thumbs, although you can use tools like tweezers or an elbow if necessary.
Neiguan (or Pericardium 6) is located in the center of the upper arm, two finger widths below the armpit. It is easy to find by feeling for the tendon as it runs down your arm toward your wrist.
Neiguan is one of the most important acupressure points for weight loss since it promotes digestion and helps to flush toxins from the body. This point also helps to release built-up tension in the shoulders, neck, and back, which can often be a contributing factor to weight gain.
When massaged firmly, Neiguan can help decrease stress levels and anxiety, which can also aid you in losing weight since stress has been shown to contribute to overeating and cravings for certain foods like sugar or salty snacks.
This is one of the biggest acupressure points on the body, and it’s also one of the most important. It’s located about two inches below the belly button, on either side of the spine.
The Chinese name for this point translates to the “main point of the human body,” as it’s known to be vital to health and wellness.
This point is used to treat digestive disorders such as indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and nausea. It can also help with insomnia or poor circulation, making it a great choice for anyone suffering from fatigue or lack of energy. One can use this point to lose weight in the following way:
1. Press into Zusanli with your thumb or index finger for five minutes at a time, or until you feel pain in the point or feel it becomes tender to pressure. You can do this once every hour for several hours on end if you want to speed up the process of losing weight.
2. Apply acupressure oil to this point as well if you want to accelerate your weight loss efforts even more quickly.
This is the point where the large intestine meridian (the yang) and the stomach meridian (the yin) intersect. This is one of the most important points in Chinese medicine, as it balances the yin and yang of your body. It’s also considered to be a major point for your digestive system — meaning when you stimulate it, it can help with digestion.
Here are some ways to use this point for weight loss:
1. Pressing on this point can help alleviate bloating, gas, and constipation.
2. Stimulating this point can improve appetite, regulate the digestive system and reduce stress levels (which can lead to overeating).
3. Applying acupressure to this point will increase metabolism and promote weight loss.
This acupressure point is a classic and popular point for treating digestive disorders and abdominal pain. It is also an excellent point to use for weight loss.
If you have been trying to lose weight but not getting the desired results, try stimulating this point on a regular basis.
This point is located in the hollow of your knee joint, where the inner side of the leg joins with your torso. To find the spot, place both hands on either side of your kneecap and then gently press inward towards your body’s midline with your thumbs or index fingers.
You will feel a small indentation when you get it right. It has been described as feeling like “the tip of an archery target.” If you cannot locate it, try rolling up a towel and placing it under that area instead.
This point is located on the inside of the wrist, slightly to the outside of the radial bone. It helps to release excess water from the body and improve lymphatic circulation. If you have a lot of water retention, this point can help you to reduce bloating and fluid retention in your abdomen.
To stimulate Pishu, stand or sit upright, with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed. Bend one leg and place the sole of your foot against a wall. Then, with your other hand, press firmly into the heel of your raised leg until you find a tender spot (about 2-3 inches below the ankle bone).
Then press firmly on this spot for about 15 seconds before moving to another area (about 1 inch away from it). Repeat this process until you have pressed on all areas in between this region and the outer side of your foot.
The point is located on the front wall of the vagina, one finger width above the pubic bone. This is a very important point in acupuncture as it treats many conditions. It is also known as the “sea of qi” because it helps to balance and regulate the flow of qi (energy) throughout the body. If you have any abdominal distension or bloating, this point can help relieve the discomfort by regulating stomach function.
To stimulate this point: lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor; place your left hand over your abdomen just below your belly button and press into your abdomen with two fingers from your right hand.
Press deep into your abdomen until you feel some resistance, then hold for 30 seconds before releasing pressure completely for 30 seconds before repeating again for a total of three times.
Q: Is it safe to use acupressure points to lose belly fat?
A: Yes, acupressure points can be used safely. However, you should always consult with your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise routine.
Q: Will acupressure help me lose weight?
A: Acupressure is not a weight loss solution by itself, but it can be used along with other methods of weight loss like diet and exercise to increase the effectiveness of your efforts.
Q: How do I know if this is effective?
A: The only way to know for sure if something works is through personal experience. If you try something and feel better about yourself and your health, then it’s working.
Acupressure can help you lose belly fat, but you have to stick to the treatment in order to see results. You’ll also see the best outcomes if you begin the routine before the weight starts piling up, as opposed to starting once you already have substantial belly fat.