Acupressure is a science with wide uses and here are a few important acupressure points for eyes or ailments related to the eyes. The eyes are an extremely delicate part of our body and yet have great control and functionality among the sense organs. Any kind of illness with the eyes not only affects our everyday life but also reduces our efficiency in doing various things. Acupressure claims that it is a science that is based on the ‘meridians’ through which energy flows and when any kind of obstruction or concentration of energy in a certain point occurs, it leads to ailments in the body. By the use pressure on certain point that correlate to the respective organs where the ailment lies, the ailment is cured and health is regained.
Here are some of the most important acupressure points to help release your pain and improve your eyesight:
1. Near the nostrils
This acupressure point lies either side of your nostrils. Use your index finger to locate the point right adjacent to your right nostril and your left nostril and apply medium amount of pressure while massaging simultaneously on both points with both hands. Massage gently for about 5 minutes each day to get relieved of sinus, headache or hazy vision.
2. Inner edge of eyes
Relax your eyes and improve your vision with this acupressure point that is located beside the bridge of the nose, the inner edge of each eye. Use the index finger and thumb of one hand to put enough pressure on these points or you can use each thumb to press evenly and massage. Put equal amount of pressure on this point for 3 minutes each day for best results.
3. Above the eyebrows
This point is very widely used while headaches are persistent. It has a magical way of relieving pain and gives a very good feeling after massage. This point lies above your eye and below your eyebrows- the eye socket. Use both your thumbs to put pressure in this space and massage it along the bone for 3 minutes each moving side to side. It not only relieves headaches but also work amazingly for a stiff back or a stiff neck.
4. Tips of thumbs on both hands and the first toe on both feet.
This acupressure point aims at giving you clearer vision. The tips of the thumb is related to your neck muscles which connect to your eyes. Use both your thumbs to massage the tip of the other thumb for 3 minutes for bright vision. The tips of the toes are known to cure many eye ailments. Use your fingers to press the tips of the first toe on each of your foot.
5. Between eyebrows
This is known as the power acupressure point that is very effective in controlling headache and also cures strain on the eyes. Use your thumbs to massage the point that lies exactly between your eyebrows and meets the nose line (the join of the t section). Massage this point upwards for about 3 minutes for better vision, stress free eyes and to relieve yourself from headaches.
Eyes are very sensitive and it is advised that when using the pressure points around the eyes, the pressure be kept to a mediocre range rather than applying excessive pressure like in case of other acupressure points.