Acupressure Points for Relieving Depression.
Working on these points can help you get better quicker. You do not have to use all of these points. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.
Gates of Consciousness
Location: Below the base of the skull, in the hollows between two large neck muscles, two to three inches apart depending on the size of the head. Benefits: Relieves depression, headaches, dizziness, stiff necks, and irritability.
Location: One-half inch below the base of the skull, on the ropy muscles locathed one-half inch out from the spine. Benefits: Relieves emotional distress, burnout, exhaustion, depression, and heaviness in the head.
Location: Between the shoulder blades and the spine at the level of the heart. Benefits: This calming point helps to balance the emotions. It relieves anxiety, grief, and other emotional imbalances.
Caution: Do not press on disintegrating discs or a fractured or broken bone. If your back is in a weak condition, lightly touch these points, keeping your fingers stationary and exerting no pressure. See your doctor first if you have any questions or need medical advice.
Third Eye Point
Location: Directly between the eyebrows in the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the center of the forehead. Benefits: Relieves depression as well as glandular and emotional imbalances.
Location: In the indentation between the first rib and the lower border of the collarbone, just outside the upper breastbone. Benefits: Relieves anxiety, depression, chest congestion, breathing difficulties, asthma, coughing, sore throats, and premenstrual tension.
Location: On the outer part of the upper chest, four finger widths up from the armpit crease and one finger width inward. Benefits: Relieves depression, grief, repressed emotions, shallow breathing, chest tension or congestion, coughing, asthma, and skin disorders.
Sea of Tranquility
Location: On the center of the breastbone three thumb widths up from the base of the bone. Benefits: Relieves nervousness, chest congestion, grief, depression, hysteria, and other emotional imbalances.
Three Mile Point
Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap, one finger width on the outside of the shinbone. Benefits: Strengthens the whole body, tones the muscles, balances the emotions, and relieves fatigue, and counteracts depression.
One Hundred Meeting Point
Location:on top center of the head, by placing the left fingers behind the left ear; the right fingers behind the right ear. Move the fingertips up to the top of the head,center of the head. Benefits: Relieves depression, headaches, and vertigo, and improves memory.