Opposite of sedating
Opposite of sedating
Frequently, the pressure points of a pair of meridians will be more sensitive on one side of the body than on the other side. The meridian with the more tender points requires sedation, relaxation and withdrawal of energy, while its counterpart on the Instead of needling or pressing acupuncture-points, you may place the north pole of a small magnet on a point for stimulation or the south pole for sedation.A main problem in healing is the balancing of the energy flows.
Related meridians on both sides may be traced simultaneously.Furthermore, the points at the shoulders, the shoulder blades and the base of the neck control the circulation to the arms and hands; while the points at the hips, the buttocks and around the base of the spine control the circulation to the legs and feet.Therefore, treat poor circulation, numbness and pain in the extremities by pressing the points in the indicated control areas.You may trace all the main meridians once or several times daily, or you may concentrate on the meridians most in need of improvement.Important meridians may be traced repeatedly during the day for 20 times or more.Rules for Selecting Points The following general rules are useful for selecting points for treatment.
This means, for example, that if you wish to treat an acute eye or ear pain you select points near the toes and fingers, while to treat shoulders and hips you move close to the elbows or knees.
In disease, imbalances develop in these energy flows, causing some of the transformer points to become irritated or congested.
This results in pain or weakness in the surrounding muscles.
A useful method for this is to follow the outline of a meridian (see the Meridian Chart below), with one finger or with several fingers held closely together.
Following a meridian in the normal flow direction is strengthening, while tracing in the opposite direction will weaken and sedate the meridian.
Tender pressure points may stem from either a local condition or a problem in the main organ associated with that particular meridian; also, the pain may be referred from a more distant body part connected to the same meridian.