'Third Eye' Point

Acupressure - Is one of the most ancient techniques used in the world of medicine and health as a healing therapy. It is a science which can achieve results. Acupressure methods are known to relieve people from stress or any kind of pains in the body.

Press This Point for 45 Seconds

If you are among those who suffer from frequent headaches, panic attacks, lethargy or stress attacks, this method is effective. If you don’t have these problems, you can still go ahead and press this point – it is considered beneficial for spiritual and emotional imbalances as well.

When doing this acupressure therapy, you must know that the point should be pressed with moderate pressure. For best results, you should take slow, deep breaths as you hold the point.

The Point is the Area Between the Eyebrows on the Forehead

All you have to do is find the under bulge between the two eyebrows on the forehead and press it for 45 seconds.

The Third Eye - Has the power to reduce muscle tension, to improve circulation and to stimulate the brain chemicals called endorphins.

The Third Eye acupressure point is considered to calm your mind, relieving stress, improving memory, chronic fatigue, eye strain, headaches, and insomnia. It also helps relieve sinus pain and congestion. The stress relief is one of the key features of this point.

Battlefield Acupuncture Fights Pain

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- When it comes to pain relief, sharp objects aren't often the remedy most consider first.
But with the realized benefits of battlefield acupuncture, that perception is quickly changing, one pin prick at a time.

The 78th Medical Group practice Auricular Therapy Acupuncture points to learn the acupuncture points.
The human ear has many points that relieve headaches and muscle pains all over the body.

Physicians and other health care providers from the 78th Medical Group attended a training session at the Robins Medical Center as part of an effort to get personnel acquainted with, and ultimately credentialed on, the practice which could soon become an alleviating addition to the base clinic.

To many, acupuncture is thought of as an intricate process involving longer needles inserted into parts throughout the body. Battlefield acupuncture, widely considered pain-free, is an oracular therapy specific to the surface of the ear and consists of five small needles, which remain in place for two to four days before they are removed or fall out on their own; though performed in minutes, results of the procedure are often felt within seconds.

Piazza pointed out how important these distinct locations in the ear are in relation to pain affecting various regions of the body. "We're not training people to be acupuncturists, we're training them for this one particular technique," said Piazza. "And, we've found that about 80 to 86 percent of patients respond, and some of those are truly dramatic responses."

Formerly assigned to special operations, Dougherty was embedded in work where potentially mind-numbing narcotics and critical duties couldn't mix. "Some can no longer control or fly because of those medications," he said. "So we looked for ways we could treat their pain without taking them off status and acupuncture was one. If it works and this keeps an airman from taking one less pill a day, that's a victory for us."

Staff Sgt. Tabitha Loomis, 78th Medical Group medical technician, had been suffering chronic pain due to a dislocated collarbone. "This was my first time, and I was completely skeptical," said Loomis, who volunteered for battlefield acupuncture at the event. "And, I haven't been this pain-free without medication in years. I'm a believer."

New - X-ray Images of Acupuncture Points Show that Unique Structures Exist

This and other Incredible Acupuncture Research marks the start of the "Year of the Horse"
Additionally, new research confirms that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of depression, anxiety and hypertension.
Moreover, the anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture can avert sepsis and save lives.

Scholars were amazed at the new CT (computerized tomography) scans of acupuncture points. The CT X-rays, published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, reveal clear distinctions between non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures. New in-line phase contrast synchrotron radiation CT techniques reveal that acupuncture points have a uniquely high density of micro-vessels and contain a large amount of involuted microvascular structures that are not present in non-acupuncture points.

Acupuncture points have microvascular densities with bifurcations that “can be clearly seen around thick blood vessels” but non-acupuncture points show few thick blood vessels and none show fine, high density structures found in true acupuncture points. The researchers note that “the high brightness, wide spectrum, high collimation, polarization and pulsed structure of synchrotron radiation” facilitated the discovery. The research team concluded, “Our results demonstrated again the existence of Acupoints, and also show that the Acupoints are special points in mammals.” 

These findings emerged at a time when the academic community had recently learned that acupuncture points have higher oxygen pressure levels. Using an amperometric oxygen microsensor to detect partial oxygen pressure variations at different locations on the anterior aspect of the wrist, researchers discovered something astonishing. Acupuncture points have measurable and unique oxygen characteristics. This evidence is scientifically repeatable and the oxygen sensor imaging exactly corresponds to all acupuncture points in the region: LU9, LU8, LU7, PC7, PC6, HT7, HT6, HT5 and HT4. Non-acupuncture points do not demonstrate these qualities. Additional acupuncture continuing education research reveals important clinical findings. The following images are the oxygen sensor images with a grid overlay of acupuncture point locations for reference.



Acupuncture is Anti-Inflammatory
Researchers at the Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have discovered that electroacupuncture fights infections including polymicrobial peritonitis. In a laboratory experiment, the researchers proved that electroacupuncture reduces severe systemic inflammation due to infections, sepsis. The researchers discovered that the anti-inflammatory effects of electroacupuncture “are voltage dependent.” Non-acupuncture points (sham points) did not exert anti-inflammatory responses. Only true acupuncture was effective in regulating cytokine levels, preventing sepsis and boosting dopamine levels. The anti-inflammatory mechanism of electroacupuncture is now proven to be “mediated by the sciatic and vagus nerves that modulates the production of catecholamines in the adrenal glands.” The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School researchers added that there is ”growing evidence supporting its effects in postoperative and stroke rehabilitation.”

Acupuncture Prevents Stroke
New recent demonstrates that acupuncture significantly decreases the risk of stroke for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In a large scale study of 29,636 patients, researchers document that TBI patients receiving acupuncture have a “lower probability of stroke than those without acupuncture treatment during the follow-up period.”

Acupuncture For Depression & Anxiety
The success of acupuncture for the treatment of depression and anxiety has been demonstrated in recent studies. Chuhua et al. conclude that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and that “a number of Meta analysis and system evaluations point out that acupuncture treatment has more advantages than drugs in the treatment of anxiety disorders….”
Acupuncture Benefits The Brain
Yang et al. note that numerous studies demonstrate “that acupuncture is an effective remedy for depression and it may be as effective as antidepressant drugs.” They conducted a lab experiment and discovered that electroacupuncture increases neurogenesis in the hippocampus in the same manner as SSRI antidepressants. Neurogenesis is the process by which neurons are generated from neural stem and progenitor cells. Electroacupuncture “alleviated depressive-like and anxiety-like behaviors in the rat” group, restored proliferation of ANPs (amplifying neural progenitors) and limited cell death of QNPs (quiescent neural progenitors). This caused a preservation of NPs (neural progenitor cells) in the hippocampus, an important part of the brain’s limbic system.

Acupuncture Lowers Blood Pressure
There is no shortage of hard data demonstrating that acupuncture can reduce hypertension. The research of Shaoyang Cui et al. concludes that acupuncture has a “stable antihypertensive effect.” They add, “Many animal and clinical studies have reported the efficacy of acupuncture in reducing hypertension.” This study isolated the effects of a single acupuncture point on laboratory rats with hypertension. The researchers conclude acupuncture at KI3 has an “antihypertensive effect for essential hypertension.”

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and University of California, Los Angeles concur that acupuncture is effective in lowering blood pressure. Their study investigated the effectiveness acupuncture points P5, P6, LI10 and LI11 combined with electroacupuncture for the treatment of hypertension. The researchers concluded that acupuncture successfully reduces hypertension. The researchers discovered an additional finding; the application of this acupuncture treatment prescription protocol protected heart tissues and reduced arrhythmias.

Yin Tang - Acupuncture Point
'The Hall of Impression'

Though the acupuncture point Yin Tang is located along the course of the Du Mai (Governing Vessel), it does not officially belong to that meridian. It belongs to a category of points known as “Extraordinary Points”. These extraordinary points stand on their own, they are not connected to any particular meridian.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine it will:
Benefit the Nose
Alleviate Pain
Calm the Shen

Shen refers to the spirit of a person. In trying to calm the Shen, the intent is to restore calm and ease to the person through the stimulation of this point.

The location of Yin Tang corresponds to the Upper Tan Tian, traditionally believed to be the home of Shen, which is one of the Three Treasures. The space of the upper Tan Tian is also called the Crystal Palace, which is in the center of the skull, between the two hemispheres of the brain, where the thalamus, and hypothalamus glands reside. Though the acupuncture point Yin Tang itself is on the surface of the skull, it is used as a portal into the larger region of the upper Tan Tian, and hence is of utmost importance for Qigong and Nei Gong practice.

Yin Tang Point


Du Mo - Governing Vessel

Yin Tang is found on the face, and is located at the Glabella - the midpoint between the inner ends of the eyebrows. This point is often instinctively massaged by many people in an attempt to relieve headaches and various discomforts of the face.

Yin Tang is used in the relief of a number of health discomforts. Yin Tang may be used alone or in combination with other acupuncture points.

Insomnia: disturbances in sleep patterns resulting from difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or both. Persons will often wake in the mornings feeling unrefreshed.

Excessive Agitation, Restlessness and Irritability: This may be caused by a number of different reasons, including: lack of good sleep, uncomfortable environmental factors, work and family pressures or a medical condition.

Stress & Anxiety: whether due to work, family or a variety of life pressures.
Pain Relief: Yin Tang is also used for headaches and facial pain, including those related to sinus congestion and other chronic pain syndromes. Typically, this point is used in combination with other acupuncture points on the face and the extremities to alleviate facial pain and headache.

Also: Yin Tang is often used as part of treatment plans to manage hypertension and relieve dizziness.

Needling (Not Recommended unless trained in this technique)
One method of stimulating the point is with the insertion of very thin acupuncture needles. When needled, the acupuncture needle is directed downward with the needle lying almost flat against the skin, with a needling depth of not more than half an inch.

Alternately, one can administer self-massage at this point, using slow circular motions for up to five minutes. Depending on whether you are using this point to calm the Shen, benefit the nose or relieve pain, appropriately diluted essential oils may be massaged at the point to enhance relief.

Calm Shen: Chamomile, Lavender, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense.
Benefit the Nose: Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Peppermint, Thyme, Rosemary.

Acupuncture For Coronary Heart Disease

An important new acupuncture study from the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital successfully measured improvements in blood flow to the heart for patients with coronary heart disease.

Coronary heart disease is due to plaque build-up in the walls of the coronary arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis. This build-up can narrow the coronary arteries and lead to a decrease of oxygen rich blood flow to the heart. Myocardial ischemia, a condition wherein blood flow to the heart is decreased due to a blockage of the coronary arteries, can cause damage to the heart, arrhythmias, angina or even a heart attack. The new findings demonstrate that acupuncture has the ability to improve blood flow to the heart.

Researchers discovered that needling two specific acupuncture points caused significant improvements in patients with CHD. Acupuncture successfully increased “blood perfusion of ischemic myocardium.”

The acupuncture procedure used in the study consisted of electroacupuncture applied bilaterally to both PC6 (Neiguan) and UB15 (Xinshu). The acupuncture needles were retained for 30 minutes with an electroacupuncture frequency setting between 2 - 15 Hz at a strength of 9 - 18 mA. PC6 is located 2 cun, (a cun is approximately 1 inch), above the
transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of the palmaris longis and flexor carpi radialis. UB15 is located 1.5 cun lateral to T-5, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, PC6 is a Luo-connecting point and a confluent point of the Yin Wei channel. PC6 calms the heart and shen, regulates Qi and suppresses pain. Traditional indications include: cardiac/chest pain, palpitations, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, hiccups, mental disorders, seizures (epilepsy). UB15 is a heart back-Shu point. UB15 calms the heart and Shen and regulates the Qi and blood. Traditional indications include: cardiac/chest pain, mental disorders (panic, psychosis, loss of memory), night sweats, spermatorrhea (including nocturnal emission).

Given the heart related historical use of the acupuncture points tested, the point selection is congruous with the focus of the study. The researchers concluded that both acupuncture and nitroglycerine increased blood perfusion to ischemic myocardium in patients with coronary heart disease.