Note: Do not press this point anytime during pregnancy (particularly in last trimester). It can stimulate uterine contractions.
Many of us hold tension in our necks and shoulders. It can become a constant source of pain. You will find that when pressing on the GB (Gall Bladder) 21 point located in the muscle on the tops of your shoulders half way between your spine and the outside tip of the shoulders, you can actually lessen the pain. If done several times a day (while sitting watching TV, at your desk at work, watching your child's ball game), you may actually find that the you lessen the severity of the pain as well as how often you'll feel it.
For me, I get a lot of neck pain due to an injury several years ago, I can alleviate some of the most painful episodes by doing just this point.
- Use your index and middle fingers to locate and press the right shoulder point. (See picture above) You'll feel an indentation behin
- Be sure to apply enough pressure so you feel a comfortable pain. Not too much that will put you in agony.
- Press the point for 3 seconds then release for 1 second.
- Do this 12 times and repeat on the left shoulder.
Pressing this point 2-3 times a day when you have a stiff neck or neck pain will make you feel a whole lot better. Trust me!
In IGM (Isabel Gatto Method) Therapeutic Acupressure, holding both points on the top of your shoulders will also help you with decision making problems.