Acu Points & Essential Oils: Large Intestine 11 and Zengest BlendNov 27, 2023
Welcome back to the Acupressure and Essential Oils series, where I introduce you to the basics of acupressure and essential oils. If you missed the first post, providing a brief explanation of combining acupoints and oils and understanding meridians, catch up here.
Today, we're going to be exploring and understanding the powerhouse of the body - the Acu point Large Intestine 11 - which is a gateway to balancing not just your body's energy but your overall health, too!
If you prefer video, watch here: Acu Points and Essential Oils: Large Intestine & Zengest for the digestive system.
Large Intestine 11
Large Intestine 11 is one of the He-Sea points (He-sea points are where the qi collects and begins to head deeper into the body). Imagine it as a key to unlocking various aspects of your energetic system, influencing everything in its path. It's a point on the large intestine meridian that plays an important role in treating disorders of the digestive system and in clearing heat. Connected to the metal element, it's the yang partner of the Lung Meridian (yin), promoting harmony in the body.
Consider this acupoint your personal toolkit, addressing concerns like excess heat in the body, like fever and inflammation, often from a cold or flu. It also supports and soothes digestion. Stimulating this point is also a timeless remedy to regulate qi (your vital energy) and blood, release what no longer serves you, and foster overall well-being.
Massaging Large Intestine 11
Find this point by first locating Large Intestine 4, which is on the highest point on the top of your hand when you gently press the index finger and thumb together. Draw a line to the elbow crease, and you will have the LI 11 point, then gently press and release while keeping your arm supported and super relaxed.
Keep that arm super relaxed; press, release, and feel the balance. Large Intestine 11 is a timeless remedy to clear heat, release what no longer serves you, and promote overall well-being.
Enhance with Essential Oil
Elevate your experience by adding a touch of Zengest Blend essential oil to the point.
Zengest is a blend that soothes your digestion, calms the mind, eases nausea and motion sickness, and reduces that sense of overwhelm that some of us get from time to time.
Whether you're on a Zoom call or having a quiet moment for yourself, this simple ritual supports digestion and brings harmony to your yin-yang balance by soothing the Metal element.
Take a moment, gently stimulate this point on both arms and let the energy flow. Your body and mind will thank you for this rejuvenating self-care practice.
I'll see you next month with a new point.
Accredited Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Founder of Meridian Flow
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