Tuesday tips and Tricks

28 May

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
Today was tough to tabulate a terrific tip to tell you for Tuesday. But, when I think of my favorite tip that I share with people all the time, it is my acupressure tip for leg cramps. I’ve been doing a lot of walking, running and Zumba lately, but I’ve always suffered from leg cramps. They usually strike in the middle of the night with excruciating pain. This is amazing.

I remember learning this tip while taking Lamaze classes in 1981. I’ve used it a zillion times and have shared it with a zillion people. When I feel the leg cramp coming on, I squeeze right in that groove above the lip with my thumb inside the lip, and the index finger in the groove on the outside, and pinch like crazy. It always works for me. So, I’m sharing this with you. Store it in your memory banks for when you need it.

Oh yes, I just read that it might also curb your appetite. Who knew?

Appetite Governing (GV 26)

Location: in the hollow between the upper lip and the nose.

Benefits: This first-aid revival point has traditionally been used for cramps, fainting, and dizziness. It can also help curb the appetite.

Place the thumb inside and up under the lip and the index finger outside on the point. Massage the point by moving the thumb in a slight downward motion while moving the index finger in a slight upward motion; then reverse, moving the thumb upward and the index finger downward. Continue this massaging motion for approximately 1 minute while breathing slowly in and out.

Here’s another little tip that I use in a pinch…pardon the pun. I put my iPhone in a glass bowl for an amplifier. It works!


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