We hear more and more about energy these days. “I don’t have much energy.” “This place has bad energy.” “I don’t like his energy.” We have a relatively new field called “energy medicine.” The practice of Reiki is widespread. See Energy Medicine on Oprah’s website, and Reiki on Wikipedia.
The world is waking up to the “meta”physical. Meta means beyond. From the mystic to the psychic, our energy fields are crackling! Everybody wants on board this powerful alternative field that brings better health, improved focus, and more energy.
Acupuncture is an oriental energy medicine. The doctor places needles into small energy points on the body to make stagnant energy flow. Acupressure is like acupuncture, but the practitioner uses their fingers to rub these points, rather than a needle.
The following are acupressure practices that help with memory, clarity, and focus.
These practices are taken from the Modern Reflexology website. You can find pictures on the site that pinpoint the exact spot, in case the directions are not clear to you. The site offers additional exercises for memory, but I find it’s easier to follow three practices than to try to work them all in.
Third Eye Point
Accessing the third eye point will help improve your concentration and memory. This point can be found directly between the eyebrows, where the forehead and bridge of the nose meet. Press this point for 3 to 4 minutes gently. Repeating it 2 to 3 times per day will uplift the spirit and clear your mind
The sun point can be found in the depression of the temples. It is around one and half inches away from the eyebrows. Pressing this area will help to improve concentration and memory. It will also relieve you from headaches, dizziness, and mental stress. Place two fingers on each of your temples and apply slight pressure for 2 minutes. You can do this 3 times every day for the best results.
Middle of a Person
This point relieves you from cramps, fainting, dizziness, and memory loss. It also helps in strengthening concentration and memory power. Place your finger between the upper lip and nose. This is the middle of a person. Press this point firmly for a few minutes every day. It will be extremely effective if accessed for more than four weeks.
You might want to make three cards to place by your bedside, computer, or your favorite lounging chair. Put a description of each of the energy exercises on a card and practice them while watching TV, listening to music, or at your work desk. The cards also serve as a reminder that sparks our memory when we see them.