In this post, I share with you two acupressure points for fatigue, brain fog, and stress. The use of these acupressure points will increase energy to the head and brain resulting in increased energy and mental clarity. 

Acupressure is an easy and effective way that uses your body’s energy to reduce a variety of symptoms.

Acupressure is done by applying pressure to specific acupuncture points on the body. There are a number of ways to do acupressure, which I demonstrate in the video below. Acupressure technique can be done anytime of day and can be helpful for kids of all ages and for all adults. If you are pregnant, please consult with your Chinese Medicine physician before trying these acupressure points.

Fatigue in Chinese Medicine

Fatigue, brain fog, and lack of concentration can be described in Chinese Medicine as a deficiency. This deficiency means that there is a lack of resources, or energy going to the head, face and brain. 

We receive resources and energy from the air we breath, the foods and water we consume, moderate exercise, and sleep. We also receive resources from nature, interaction with family, friends, and new experiences. 

For more information on healing foods, read my post on how to Boost Your Immune System naturally.

By using these acupressure points we will take the energy reserves in your body and move them up to the head, face, and brain. In addition to the acupressure points for fatigue, here are a few other questions to consider when wanting to alleviate fatigue:

Am I taking time to consciously focus on my breathing?

Am I eating organic fruits and vegetables daily?

Am I going outside at least one a day?

Am I  doing something I enjoy everyday?

Getting ready to do Acupressure

Before we get started, I’d like to suggest that place both of your feet flat on the ground and set a timer for one to three minutes. By setting a timer, you’ll be able to give your full attention to your acupressure. When the timer goes off, close your eyes and simply breathe in your nose and out your mouth five times. This breathing time will allow the body to integrate the acupressure session to ensure you receive its full benefits. After doing the acupressure, you may want to grab a glass of water and walk around for a few minutes before returning to your day. 

The acupressure points we’ll be using are located on the head and face. The use of these acupressure points will help to bring energy up to the head, face, and brain. 

Alright, let’s take a look at a couple acupressure points that can be used to help alleviate fatigue, brain fog, stress, the inability to concentrate. 

Acupressure points for fatigue and stress

Acupressure Point #1: Governing Vessel 20 or Du-20, Hundred Meetings, Baihui

This acupressure point, DU-20 is located at the top of the head. Several other acupuncture meridians or channels meet at this point. This means that when we activate this point, we’re getting the added benefits of the Bladder, Gallbladder, Sanjiao, and Liver channels! 

When you apply pressure or tap the acupressure point Du-20 you’re activating the point, which enlivens your body’s energy. This activation will bring energy to the head, and brain to combat fatigue, brain fog, and lack of concentration. You may also use this point to calm the mind and body when feeling stressed or overwhelmed. 


Acupressure Point #2: Governing Vessel 26 or Du-26, Man’s Middle, Renzhong

Acupressure point Du-24 is located above the upper lip and below the nose in the center of the philtrum. This point is also a meeting point for two other acupuncture channels or meridians, the Large Intestine and Stomach meridians. 

In Chinese Medicine, much of the energy we receive and use comes from food. The food we eat is transformed into energy by the Large Intestine and Stomach organs. Once transformed, it’s sent throughout the body, including the head. With that in mind, have a nourishing meal of organic fruits and vegetables before or after your acupressure. 

For more acupressure points, check out this video for alleviating anxiety. 

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general reference only. It is not a replacement for professional health advice. The content in this post intentionally does not provide dosage information or possible interactions with prescription drugs or other medications. Please contact a certified health practitioner such as a physician of Oriental Medicine or Herbalist before considering use. To schedule an appointment with Malerie, visit the services page. 

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