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Potent Point Exercises for Cold and Flu

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Reflexology techniques for normal health
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Reflexology techniques for normal health
1. Walking barefoot on rough or uneven ground for at least five minutes everyday 2. Walking on dew-drenched grass early in the morning for about five to ten minutes

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Reflexology techniques for normal health
3. Hold the fingertips of both the hands together as sown in the figure. Fingers should be kept apart While inhaling, press the tips of the fingers of one hand against the fingertips of the other hand While exhaling, release the pressure Continue for about two to three minutes. Repeat this up to two times a day
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Reflexology techniques for normal health
4. Interlock the fingers. Hold the hands in front of the chest While inhaling, press the fingers of left hand against the right hand While exhaling, release the pressure While inhaling, press the fingers of right hand against the left hand While exhaling, release the pressure Continue for two to three minutes Repeat twice a day
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Reflexology techniques for normal health
5. Clench your teeth firmly, with lips maximum apart Breathe in through the mouth, feeling the cool air entering the mouth Close the mouth and exhale slowly through the nose Continue for five to six times Repeat twice a day
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Potent Points for Relieving Cold and Flu
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Stimulating Natural Resistance to Cold and Flu
Press into B 36: Acu point B 36, also called Bearing Support, is located near the spine, off the tips of the shoulder blades. This point is good for stimulating the body's natural resistance to colds and flu Use your index fingers to press into points B 36 for one minute

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Potent Points

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Potent Point Exercises
Press into B 2: Acu point B 2 is located in the indentation of the eye sockets where the bridge of the nose meets the ridge of the eyebrows Use your thumbs on the upper ridge of your eye socket to press into the slight hollow near the bridge of your nose for one minute Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, letting the weight of your head relax forward onto your thumbs

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Potent Point Exercises
Press St 3 and LI 20: Acu point St 3 is located at the bottom of the cheek bone directly below the pupil Acu point LI 20 is located on both the cheeks just outside the nostril Place both the middle fingers beside nostrils and index fingers next to them. Gradually press up and underneath the cheek bones for one minute. This helps relieve nasal congestion.

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Potent Point Exercises
Press both LI 11: Acu point LI 11 is located on the upper edge of the elbow crease

Bend your arm and place your thumb at the end of the elbow crease on the outside of your forearm. Curve your fingers to press firmly into the elbow joint for one minute
Repeat on the other arm

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Potent Point Exercises
Press LI 4 firmly: Acu point LI 4 is located in the webbing between the thumb and the index finger, at the highest spot of the muscle, when the thumb and the index finger are joined together Spread left thumb and index finger apart. Place right thumb in the webbing on the back of left hand and fingertips on the palm directly behind the thumb Firmly squeeze thumb and index finger of right hand together to press into the webbing. Angle the pressure toward the bone that connects with your left index finger, and hold for one minute
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Repeat with the other hand
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Caution

Point LI 4 is forbidden for pregnant women because its stimulation can cause premature contractions in the uterus

Repeat with the other hand
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Firmly press GB 20: Acu points GB 20 are located below the base of the skull, in the hollows on both the sides, 2 to 3 inches apart depending on the size of the head Close your eyes and place the thumbs underneath the base of the skull, two to three inches apart. Slowly tilt the head back and apply pressure gradually, holding the position for one minute to fully release these important cold-relief points

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GV 16

Firmly press GV 16: Acu point GV 16 is located in the center of the back of the head, in the large hollow under the base of the skull Place the tips of middle fingers into the hollow in the center of the base of the skull. Keeping fingers on the point, inhale as you tilt head back and exhale as you relax your head forward Continue to slowly rock your head backward and forward, and breathe deeply while you hold this important point for relieving head congestion

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Potent Point Exercises
Touch the GV 24.5: Acu point GV 24.5 is located directly between the eyebrows in the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the center of your forehead (Third Eye Point) Bring palms together and use your middle and index fingers to lightly touch the Third Eye Point located between your eyebrows. Breathe deeply as you hold this point for one minute for balancing your endocrine system

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Potent Point Exercises
Firmly press K 27: In order to clearly locate acu point – K 27, take a deep breath. K 27 is located inside the hollow directly below the protrusions of the collar bone and just outside your upper breast bone

Place fingertips on the protrusions of collar bone, then slide fingers down and outward into the first indentation in between the bones Press into this hollow for one minute as you breathe deeply and visualize the congestion clearing
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Press CV 17: Acu point CV 17 is located on the center of the breast bone, three thumb widths, up, from the base of the breast bone (at the level of your heart) Interlock your fingers. Keep your palms tightly together. Place the back of your thumbs firmly against your breast bone to press CV 17, at the level of your heart.

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Close your eyes. Concentrate on your breathing – take slow, even, deep breaths in your heart to completely dispel all anxiety
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Breathing Exercise for the Immune System

• Remain in the posture in which you were pressing CV 17

• Focus on breathing deeply for two more minutes
• Gently control your respiratory system, making each breath grow longer and deeper than the last one • Breathe out any tensions that you feel are restricting your lungs from moving fully and naturally • Feel that your mind is becoming clear with each breath

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Breathing Exercise for the Immune System

• Notice the resistance your mind creates: the worries and judgments it comes up against • Take several deep breaths and dissolve these barriers • Breathe deeply and gently; remember, you are breathing in vital life force • Hold the breath at the top of the inhalation for a moment, and feel its fullness

• Then exhale smoothly, letting your hands drift down into your lap, and relax, feeling the vitality of the breath circulate throughout your body
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Relaxation Techniques
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Relaxation techniques
1. Hold the left foot with both hands. Fingers of the hands should be on the top of the foot and thumbs of the hands should be on the padded part of the foot just below the toes Press the padded part of the foot just below the toes with the help of the thumbs of the hands for one minute
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Repeat the same procedure for the right foot for one minute

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Relaxation techniques
2. Hold the toes of the right foot with the right hand as shown in the figure. Hold the heel right foot with the left hand Rotate the right foot five times clockwise and five times anti-clockwise along with deep breathing Repeat the same procedure for the left foot

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Relaxation techniques
3. Place the fingers on top of the left foot in such a way that a thumb supports the sole Move the fingers in small circular movements on the top and sides of the foot and the ankle. Continue for 30 seconds
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Hold the left foot with the left hand. Move the palm of the right hand over the sole of the left foot from the heel to the toes for 30 seconds Repeat for the right foot
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Relaxation techniques
4. Massage with small and gentle strokes the top and sides of the foot. Start from the ankle and move up towards the toes. Use both the thumbs and the palms of both the hands for massaging Continue for 30 seconds for one foot and then massage the other foot
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Relaxation techniques
5. Place the thumb in the reflex point of the solar plexus of the foot as shown in the figure. Place the fingers on the top of the foot Take a deep breath and hold the breath while pressing on the reflex point

Release the breath as the pressure is released slowly
Repeat two to three times for one foot and then change the foot Same procedure can be done in the palms of the hands also as shown in the figure
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