"Heart" in Traditional Chinese medicine represents two meanings:

One is the physical heart, and the other is the spiritual heart. Nourishing the heart not only protects your physical body, but also plays a role in calming the mind.

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The "Huangdi Neijing" mentions that "spring nourishes the liver, summer nourishes the heart, autumn nourishes the lungs, and winter nourishes the kidneys": meaning that people should adapt to the weather and maintain the body's internal organs according to different seasons. 

Regularly pressing these heart related pressure points can help fight the heat, and also calm the mind.


 Shenmen point 神門穴 (HT7):

  • Massaging this point can calm the mind, reduce worries, and has an excellent effect on improving insomnia and anxiety: if you have problems such as difficulty with shoulder and neck flexion and extension, gastroesophageal reflux, and menopause, you can also press the Shenmen point, which will provide some relief.

Shenmen point is located at the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, between the ulna and the pisiform bones.



 Laogong point 勞宮穴 (PC8):

  • Massaging this point can relieve heart fatigue, calm the mind, and clear the heart fire.

Spread your palms with the palms facing up, and then make a fist. The point between the middle fingers is the Laogong point. You can directly use your thumb to press firmly against the Laogong point for 3 seconds, and press it repeatedly with your left and right hands for 1 to 3 minutes, once in the morning and evening.

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