8 Pressure Points for Sleep That Are Like an Off Button for Your Restless Mind

8 Pressure Points for Sleep That Are Like an Off Button for Your Restless Mind

Unfortunately, evolution hasn’t yet provided for an “off” button for the human brain—and that can pose a real problem when it’s midnight and all the sheep-counting in the world won’t help you. But that’s not to say there’s no remedy for your frustrating nighttime wakefulness. In fact, acupressure, a ritual of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), uses pressure points for sleep, essentially functioning as an off button for the busy, sleepless mind.

“Used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure is a great DIY technique to promote stress relief and wellness from the comfort of your own home,” says Shari Auth, DACM, a doctor of acupuncture and co-founder of NYC-based acupuncture studio WTHN. “Just like acupuncture, acupressure stimulates points across the body that correspond to various ailments or conditions.”

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