Friday, October 9, 2009

Acupressure Points for Deep Sleep

All of us suffer sleepless nights once in a while. Did you know the pressure points that are used in acupuncture can also be used at home? Try these acupressure points the next time you find yourself tossing and turning at night.

Having trouble sleeping? Try these techniques from Steve Given, clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching clinic of Bastyr University:

  • Between your eyebrows, there is a small depression on the level of your brows, right above the nose. Apply gentle pressure to that point for a minute.
  • Between your first and second toes, on top of the foot, there is a depression. Press that area for a few minutes until you feel a dull ache. 
  • Imagine that your foot has three sections, beginning at the tips of your toes and ending at the back of your heel. Find the distance one-third back from the tips of your toes and press on the sole of your foot for a few minutes. 
  • Massage both of your ears for a minute. 

For more information about pressure points, make an appointment with a Bastyr Center for Natural Health acupuncture and East Asian Medicine team by calling (206) 834-4100 or fill out our quick contact form.

FALL 2016
Have questions about a program?
Request information »

More Health Tips

Here are some tips on how to embrace the “barbie” while minimizing detrimental effects on our environment and health.

Take your enjoyment of the outdoors while camping to the next level by making delicious, sustainable food that's both good for you and the planet.

Don't let the pressure of planning a big vacation prevent you from taking a break. Here are four resources to help you take a "vacation" that won't break the bank or your stress level.

Talk about food for thought! These delicious foods can help fuel your body and your mind.

The farm-to-table trend is more than a buzzword. Here are the numbers to support the benefits of buying from your local farmers market or CSA.

The chemicals found in many conventional cleaners can range from mildly irritating to carcinogenic or downright damaging to your body and the environment. Do yourself and the planet a favor by making your own using safe, natural products.

Subscribe to Newsletters

CAPTCHA
This is a human test to prevent automated spam submissions. Enter the four-letter 'word' in the image.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.