Acupressure for insomnia.
Subject: RE: sleep aid
From: JEF.ttacs3.ttu.edu (Williams, Jeff)
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 94 21:42:45 GMT
I know of a massage technique for staying asleep. It works for me about 90% of the time- give it a week. It's a Chinese massage.
- Wash your feet and hands w/ warm water before going to bed.
- While sitting up (either on the bed or floor) place your palms over each knee. The finger next to your little finger (or pinky) will be resting on one acupressure point. Put slight pressure on that point and while your finger is still on that point lift your palm off the knee until your thumb is directly above the point your finger is on. Now, keeping your finger on the first point straighten out you wrist (your two palms should be facing each other). Bring your thumb down on the other side of your leg; this is the second point. Once you've found these points, finding them again will be easier. There should be a slight tenderness, then you know you've found the right ones.
- Slide your hands down your leg until the thumb reaches just below the big toe (the ball of your foot). Then slide back up stopping at the original points. Do this sliding down sliding back with more pressure sliding down (but not too much pressure) 9 times.
- Enjoy a night of uninterrupted sleep.
Let me know if this works for you.