Feel calmer and awaken your sense of inner peace with the Yin Tang acupressure point. It’s so simple and easy to massage that you can even massage this point on your pets!
If you prefer reading rather than watching a two-minute video, below is a modified transcript of the video with some additional notes (and cheekiness) added.
As the founder of ChineseFootReflexology.com, and the author of the Hay House published book, Sole Guidance: Ancient Secrets of Chinese Reflexology to Heal the Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit, I have a repertoire of points to practice for different situations.
This includes both Chinese Reflexology points and acupressure points. They’re similar, but different (Learn about the 6 Key Between Chinese Reflexology, Acupressure and Acupuncture). However, both of these different types of points are great for healing and restoring balance in the body.
In the above video, I demonstrate an acupressure point that helps you feel calmer and awakens your sense of inner peace. It’s called Yin Tang. This acupressure point is very easy to locate. You’ll find it on your forehead, right in between both of your eyebrows.
Yin Tang is used to calm the spirit, especially for fright or anxiety. It also helps with insomnia and agitation. This point also benefits the nose, which is “TCM-speak” meaning that it’s helpful for congestion, nasal discharge, and nose bleeds.
Because of Yin Tang’s close proximity to your nose, this point is also used to treat sinus pain, and you can massage it to help alleviate pain from a frontal headache.
To massage Yin Tang, use your thumb or index finger to press on the point. Use a light, but firm pressure. It’s probably easiest to find the point by looking in a mirror, but you could also feel for the inner ends of your eyebrows, and then approximate the location based on finding the midpoint between the eyebrows.
Yin Tang is a very simple point to learn with very powerful calming effects. I’d recommend pressing on the point for about 30 to 60 seconds when you need a peaceful influence.
It’s so easy to massage that I actually use this point for my cat, Stripey. He’s a little bit high strung, so when he’s in a nervous mood, I’ll reach pet his head, and press very gently just above his eye whiskers to lightly massage his Yin Tang point in a small circular motion. It helps calm him down. I use Rescue Remedy for Pets, too. It’s a homeopathic remedy that’s good for stress relief. (The link is an Amazon affiliate link)
You can also massage Yin Tang with a small circular motion on your own forehead. Go ahead and give it a try right now, and be sure to use a light and gentle touch.
Hope you’re feeling calmer :).
If you’d like to learn more acupressure and hand reflexology points, including some of the most versatile multi-purpose points and useful point combinations, check out my online course Hand Reflexology and Acupressure.