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13 Pressure Points to Boost Your Metabolism and Accelerate Weight Loss

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Acupressure is an ancient form of massaging spots on your body to help with the flow of energy, according to a traditional Chinese medical theory. By pressing some of the energy meridian points on your body, you can make the flow of the energy even again and help your body work better. This practice is almost 2,000 years old, and the experience of many people proves it may help with weight loss as well.

We at Bright Side found 13 pressure points that help to restore the energy flow to the organs affecting weight loss. Do this simple massage on a daily basis, and your body will thank you. One of the most important rules when doing acupressure is to be calm and relaxed. Before starting the routine, do some breathing exercises to make the oxygen flow through your body.

13. Top of your trapezius muscle

This point is located on your back where your neck meets your shoulder, and it is directly in line with your nipple. Put pressure on this spot for one minute, then repeat on the opposite side of your body. Repeat daily.

12. Nose bridge

Look into the mirror, and find the acupressure spot between your eyes and nose bridge. Stroke the area leading from your eye toward your nose bridge.

11. A dip between your eyebrows

Instinctively, many of us apply pressure to a dip between our eyes when we're tired, and this may prove that acupressure works. Find the spot between your eyes that's just a little above your nose bridge, and gently press it for one minute.

10. Breastbone

The area above your celiac plexus, located on your breastbone, is another acupressure point that can help you restore energy and lose weight. Press the indicated spot for one minute. Repeat daily.

9. Ear

The spot right between your ear and temple is the one you're looking for. Apply pressure, and massage it for one minute.

8. Abdomen

Your abdomen has many pressure points that can activate a more rapid energy flow, thus making it easier to lose weight. But you must look for one particular point — it is located 2 fingers down from your belly button. Massage this spot for one minute. Repeat on a daily basis.

7. Abdominal sorrow

These 2 spots are located right under your chest on the area where your stomach is. Massage your belly upward. Repeat daily.

6. Elbow

The inner part of your elbow is another acupressure spot. Apply pressure for one minute.

5. Knee

Your knees are also great spots for an acupressure massage. Apply pressure to each spot daily.

4. Ankle

The outside and inside parts of your ankle are the acupressure points you should massage daily for at least one minute to get the best result for your overall acupressure routine.

3. Upper lip

The area right above your upper lip is what you're looking for when doing an acupressure massage on your face. Apply pressure for one minute.

2. Hand

After you're done with the acupressure massage on your head, body, and limbs, move to your hands. There is a spot right between the outside part of your hand and your thumb. Massage it for one minute daily.

1. Feet

Feet are not only for walking but also for working toward better metabolism and health overall. Massage each acupressure point pictured above for the best results.

Bonus

By finding all the particular pressure points on your body that work to make your digestion system and metabolism work, you can easily accelerate weight loss. It is important to make this acupressure massage a routine so that it has a real effect on your body.

We've shown 13 spots on your body that you can apply pressure to. Tell us if you know of other spots or if you've been utilizing this particular weight loss method.

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