We know that “Sea of ​​Tranquility” is the body of water found on the surface of the moon, but there is a point in acupuncture with a similar name. The CV 17 acupuncture point is called the “sea of ​​tranquility” as it has an ability to achieve relief from anxiety and stress .

Technique derived from acupuncture

In acupuncture, the CV 17 point is considered to be the best point to relieve anxiety and stress, especially to stop a panic attack before it has a chance to escalate. This type of technique derived from acupuncture is called acupressure.

Benefits of acupressure

Other names : The Sea of ​​Tranquility, Ship 17’s Conception, Chest Hall, Upper Qi Sea, etc. “Center Chest” (Dan Zhong) owes its name to its location in the center of the chest.

Location: In the center of the sternum three thumb widths above the base of the bone.

How point CV 17 works

This point calms emotional discomfort and deepens breathing , which promotes relaxation. And due to its location on a main meridian that runs through the center of the body, it also balances the levels of tranquility and movement of the body.

Helps to get relief from post-traumatic stress. The emotional stress can damage the small intestine and the meridians of the heart, which can create emotional imbalances. CV 17 is an excellent point of balance for these meridians.

Relieves anxiety, anguish, nervousness and depression ; stimulates the immune system and regulates the thymus gland.
Good for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, hormonal imbalances, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, trauma, fear, aid in recovery from injury or surgery, and much more.

It’s a remarkable calm point that works in just a couple of minutes , and with practice you can help balance your emotions and alleviate many health problems.

How to apply acupressure therapy?

An effective way to work with the acupoint is to gently place the tip of the middle finger directly on the point while letting your index and ring finger rest gently just above and below the point next to the middle finger. Try gentle finger placement in the Sea of ​​Tranquility area, along with a few slow, gentle breaths in and out, and see if this brings you to a calmer state.

You can also try tapping the area with your fingers. Working smoothly like this can be helpful for falling asleep at night, reducing stress at work, and anytime a reminder is needed to restore calm.

Join your hands “in prayer pose”: Keep your hands in that position with a straight spine, supported by a straight-back chair. Close your eyes gently. Inhale, bringing your head slightly upward. Exhale slowly as your head relaxes downward.

Deep breathing during relaxation heightens your senses and makes you more aware of your feelings. Holding the acupressure point known as CV 17 while breathing (inhaling and exhaling) slowly and deeply through the nose, regulates the amount of air to take in and is an excellent technique to calm anxiety and nervousness. Continue this healing through the relaxation provided by this breathing technique for two or three minutes to discover the benefits. Practice this twice a day to reduce stress.

You need to keep this practice going for a few months to see substantial changes in your health.

Caution: This acupressure information is not a substitute for qualified medical advice. If you are unsure of the source of your anxiety, pain, or other symptoms, it may be best to consult a doctor before beginning to treat yourself.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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