Relieve Stress And Anxiety


For years, some people scoffed at[1] traditional Chinese medicine, but today, this 2,500-year-old practice of traditional Chinese medicine is a globally accepted method of treatment[2] for many health problems, including for alleviating stress and anxiety[3]. In fact, Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, personal physician to former President Richard Nixon, believed that acupuncture would be “one of the greatest contributions that any group of people has made to the future of all medicine.”
Traditional Chinese medicine follows the belief that every person has specific acupressure points[4] all across the body that lie along what’s called energy meridians[5]. A person’s life force[6], or qi, flows through these energy points and acupressure will help stimulate them if they aren’t functioning up to par[7]. Chinese theory identifies 12 of these energy meridians that connect major organs and keep the body balanced. When one of these energy points aren’t working properly, your body won’t work properly either.
By applying pressure to certain parts of the body, a person can ease the side effects of stress and anxiety. Commonly called acupressure, which is similar to acupuncture but without the needles, pressure applied to an area called CV 17 provides immediate relief. CV 17 stands for conception vessel [8]17, the chest center. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, this area will be sore when you apply pressure to [9]it. The CV 17 area feeds into the pericardium energy[10] center of the body, which protects the heart. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the heart is the seat of a body’s emotions and when a person is stressed, this area becomes sore and is out of sync[11]. It’s also been explained that because of its location in the center of the upper torso[12], acupressure believers say that any imbalances in a person’s nervous system can be remedied by applying pressure to the CV 17, even boosting the immune system[13].

[1] Scoff at something: cười nhạo báng (vì không tin hay cho là huyễn hoặc)
[2] Method of treatment: liệu pháp chữa trị
[3] alleviate stress and anxiety: giảm stress và lo âu.
[4] Acupressure point: huyệt điểm (Acupressure: phương pháp day bấm huyệt – không có kim)
[5] Energy meridian: đường kinh lạc (nơi tuần hoàn khí)
[6] life force: khí huyết
[7] be up to par: đúng như kỳ vọng

[8] Conception vessel: mạch nhâm (theo cổ trung Hoa về châm cứu và day ấn huyệt).
[9] Apply pressure to something: dùng lực ấn vào…
[10] Pericardium energy: năng lượng từ tâm bào kinh (màng tim)
[11] be out of sync =/= be in sync): không hoà hợp, không đồng nhất =/= đồng nhất, hợp nhau về quan điểm...
[12] upper torso: vùng thượng vị
[13] boost the immune system: tăng cường hệ miễn dịch.

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