Are you a sugar user? More and more people are resorting to high-sugar drinks and snacks for a quick jolt of energy. But the trouble with using sugar for an energy boost is that it sets up a roller-coaster effect that can soon become addictive and lead to health problems down the line. Recent research has revealed an acupressure point that boosts energy and alertness naturally and with no comedown.
The Highs & Lows of using Sugar for Energy
Soon after a sugar fix, you start buzzing with energy, but it’s a short-lived boost that soon swings sharply the other way with an energy slump. If you address that slump by eating or drinking something else high in sugar, you’ll get that energy rush again, followed by another slump.
Using sugar for energy gives sporadic results at best, but there are health dangers too. Diabetes II is an ever-increasing risk in a world where we’re rushing to get more done and fighting daily battles with stress and fatigue. Sugar increases insulin levels and raises blood triglycerides which increases the risk of developing late onset Diabetes.
Acupressure Energy Boost
Acupuncture and Acupressure share a network of vital energy points or acupoints situated along meridian channels throughout the body. For thousands of years, these points have been used to influence qi (chi), the body’s subtle energy force, for a wide variety of physical and emotional benefits.
The University of Michigan finished an intensive study that set out to prove that acupressure can provide an effective natural energy boost. Lead researcher, Dr Richard Harris, explains “it [acupressure] seems to stimulate the nerves that moderate attention and alertness”.
Tapping the Sweet Spot
Students in the trial experimented with massaging five acupressure points for three minutes each. The most effective and stimulating point was the Si Shen Chong point, known to acupuncturists as one of the extraordinary acupoints (HN1), and found right in the center of the top of the head.
Participants in the trial found the most effective way to get a sugar-free energy boost was to tap this point lightly with the fingertips for two or three minutes.
The point used in this trial is one of the extra energy points sometimes used in the EFT meridian points tapping sequence. The beauty of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is that it uses a series of potent acupuncture and acupressure points that not only give the body a natural energy boost but can also be used to control addictive cravings for sugar and popular stimulants like caffeine.
EFT uses a set sequence of 12 acupuncture points known to give relief from a wide range of emotional and physical symptoms. As found in the University of Michigan study, results are easily and reliably achieved by tapping lightly on the acupuncture points with the fingertips. As the fingertips tap, a gentle tapping motion is sent to the body’s energy meridians to clear them of negative blockages. When tapped with appropriate wording, the points can be used to release the attachment of cravings and addictions.
Acupressure and acupuncture have been used for thousands of years to give people a natural energy boost without the roller-coaster effect that comes from using sugar or other stimulants. So if you want an easy and effective way of giving yourself a healthy and safe lift without resorting to sugar, try tapping on these acupressure points in the morning when you need a lift. Use acupressure daily as part of your healthy lifestyle and you will feel more energetic, happier and confident to take on whatever the day brings.
I was recently studying acupressure in school and became fascinated by the possibilities of using acupressure. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the different acupressure points or how to use them for a natural energy boost or any other issues.
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