Acupressure to calm heart palpitation
Pericardium 6 for heart palpitations
There are many reasons for heart palpitations. Of course, if you are experiencing a racing heart, it’s best to consult with a health practitioner to understand the cause and hopefully find a solution. While you are waiting for help (your heart may still be pounding or racing), acupressure is worth a try.
One point to soothe a racing heart
Pericardium 6 can have a powerful impact on the heart – I know from personal experience. I occasionally experience heart palpitations. These are moments in time when seemingly, for no particular reason, my heart beats at a very rapid pace.
The experience can be very scary. I was alone the last time my heart “did its thing.” Fortunately, I knew about Pericardium 6 (P6). I focused my mind and pressed deeply on Pericardium 6. After a few short moments, my heart immediately shifted back to its normal resting pace.
I have passed this practice on to a few friends who have similar experiences, and to their amazement and joy, Pericardium 6 has also soothed their heart palpitations.
Anxiety and Pericardium 6
Pericardium 6 is famous for relieving anxiety too!
Anxiety often manifests as a racing heart. By applying steady pressure to Pericardium 6 you can reduce your sense of anxiety and the racing heart.
How to locate Pericardium 6
Pericardium 6 (P 6) is located on both forearms. It is on the inside or palm side of the forearm, close to the wrist.
Steps to locate P 6
- Find the center of the wrist crease (palm side).
- Measure two of your thumb widths from the center of the wrist crease toward the elbow.
- You might feel a large tendon in that area. P 6 is very close to that tendon, toward the pinky side of the forearm.
How to use P 6 to ease heart palpitations and anxiety
Acupressure points are used to activate Qi (energy).
Qi responds best to focused awareness.
As you apply pressure to Pericardium 6, do your best to bring your attention to this point. Feel and sense this area with your inner awareness, while applying pressure with your fingers or thumb. Sink your pressure into the point, try to ease your breathing, and keep your mind focused on the point.
**Alternate applying pressure to Pericardium 6 on both wrists.
You may notice a stronger response on one wrist, so be sure to experiment with both. If you do notice that one side gives a better response just spend more time on that wrist.
To continue learning, check out the “All About the Pericardium Meridian” video on demand.