More than Healthy Eye Care & Sculpt
If you seriously care about healthy eye care you know about eye exercises. Eye exercises have been around. Remember Clear Vision 20 years ago? These definitely in fact do help regain better vision and do a lot to help minimize eye strain from monitors and poor lighting. Also, eye and face exercises in general have the gained a reputation of maintaining a youthful look by sculpting muscles and pulling out puffy and saggy. The earlier in life you get used to doing these the merrier you be later 😉 However face exercise benefits run deeper than aesthetics and healthy eye care. Scalp massage and hair pulling also do more than just help maintain and restore hair growth. Several energetic lines, same ones used by acupuncturists, run through your face and scalp. Muscle contractions and stretches of various facial muscles and fascia stimulate these points, positively effecting broad aspects of your well being.
How Face Exercise Helps Your Body
Organ meridian points found in face and scalp include those of Stomach, Large Intestine, Gall Bladder and Urinary Bladder as well as Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel meridians. All these meridians travel to other parts of he body as well but will either start or end in the scalp or face.
Several of these meridians contain points next to the eyes, ears and nose. Not surprisingly, these points have effects related to eye, ear and nose issues respectively. However, many points offer additional healing for psychiatric issues, hair loss, hypertension, and pain and stiffness in neck, shoulders and upper back. One example, the Conception Vessel only has one point on the head, in the grove of the chin under the mouth,which can alleviate speech problems, and dry mouth.
The Large Intestine points can help with all kinds of nose issues such as nasal discharge, allergies and nosebleeds.
Urinary Bladder, Stomach and Gallbladder have many points that pass near each other. No wonder all three help alleviate any eye related issues such as excessive tear production, redness, dryness, painful, itchy eyes/eyelids, twitching eyelids and blindness. Some points also alleviate facial paralysis, face and jaw swelling and pain, neck pain, lockjaw, toothache, hearing issues, deafness, tinnitus, ear pain, ear discharge/infections, “splitting headache” headache w/nausea/vomiting, migraines , frontal and sinus headaches.
Both Urinary and Gallbladder meridian contain points help relieve various psychiatric conditions like insomnia, anxiety and depression, ADD/ADHD, seizures, poor memory. Other relieve neck, shoulder and upper back pain/stiffness, hypertension, dizziness and vertigo.
Governing Vessel points go up the center of the back of the head, down center of your face and end inside the mouth at junction of center gum and frenulum of the upper lip. Among numerous similarities in effects of St, LI, UB and GB certain points of GV help bad breath, and low back pain. Below I list a few points that stand out significantly.
GV20 located at the crown of your head alleviates prolapse, anal, uterine, vaginal and hemorrhoids. It even aids parkinson’s and alzheimer’s, motor control issues.
GV18, bull’s eye at the back of your head balances internal organs qi, useful for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and hormone imbalance.
GV17 helps shortness of breath, multiple sclerosis, lou gehrig’s, and muscular dystrophy.
GV16 effects the medulla function (breathing issues, asthma, tight chest, etc.) spinal cord issues.
Psychological issues such as mania, palpitations from fear a/or fright, suicidal thoughts.
How Does Face and Scalp Mobility Work?
As I mentioned earlier muscle contractions and stretches stimulate points of your face and scalp. Applying gentle pressure with your hands offers necessary resistance and traction to allow your muscle fibers and fascia to massage those points. Applying such resistance just above eye brows, with slight upward traction, while doing eye lid contractions and eye ball circles massages points located nest to your eyes, nose and cheek bones. These include ST, LI, UB and GB.
Jaw and lip exercise, with gentle hand traction always, stimulate points of ST, GB and UB located on the periphery of your face. Wrapping your lips around your teeth inward stimulates points of ST and GV located near or inside the mouth. Similar stimulation happens when you purse your lips and create resistance by pressing your tongue on the inside, along the entire circumference of pursed lips.
For a visual explanation and more lip and tongue tips check out my post SENSUAL FULLER LIP SECRET KICKS ALZHEIMER’S . Tongue exercises efficiently activate all those points in the periphery and even other more central points once you get the hang of it. When I was little I remember mesmerized by its supple strength and plasticity, watching fascinated my tongue do a belly dance in the mirror! I never lost that desire 🙂
Hair tugs and scalp brushing feels amazing, activating your hair and all the GV, GB and UB points located there.
Remember to do these regularly, just as you do diet and other excise.
For a much more detailed look at each of these points i highly recommend YinYanghouse. Here you can click on point functions and locations to scroll through easily.
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