In this Flowerlounge Podcast episode with Erin Borbet, she walks us through a super simple acupressure ritual to follow with our flower essence-infused anointing oils to tonify the respiratory system and heart, center your spirit and reinforce strength to go inward and feel safe there.
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In this specific acupressure + anointing oil protocol, she gives us specific flower essence recommendations for each point, but feel free to whatever blend you are currently working with!
The Kidney Channel starts at the bottom of the foot with KD-1 (see point 1 on the diagram) and travels up the inner leg, through the reproductive organs + pelvic floor, through the kidney organs, up the torso and ends just below the clavicle on both sides of the sternum (see point 2 on the digram).
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Kidneys are ascribed to the Water element, the season of Winter and house the emotions of passion + fear.
When this channel is balanced, we experience a sense of knowingness, heightened intuition, a meditative state of mind and an inner space of quietude. When it is out of balance, we experience fear or trauma.
The location of the Yong Quan point is on the sole of the foot between the second and third metatarsal bones, one-third of the way down from the base of the toes (toward the heel).
As the lowest point on the body, it calms anxiety, sedates fear and eases agitation. It contains Lung Qi, which can help with shortness of breath or excessive coughing. It can also mitigate vertex headaches, dizziness, flushing of the face, heart palpitations and hypertension.
Apply a single drop of Boundless Wisdom Anointing Oil on this point and gently massage.
The last six kidney points on the kidney meridian end on the chest, in between the ribs on either side of the sternum: Shu Fu/Spirit Mansion, Yu Zhong/Comfortable Chest, Shen Cang/Spirit Storehouse, Ling Xu/Spirit Ruin and ShenFeng/Spirit Seal.
These points are empirically used to treat the Shen (spirit) and help to resurrect, strengthen and support the spiritual levels of health. Treating the spirit level is analogous to creating a shift in perception by removing dark clouds obstructing the clarity of light.
These points are also good at physical symptoms that affect the chest – coughing shortness of breath and heart palpitations.
These points are often tender, and respond well to gentle pressure and application of a single drop of Expansive Presence Anointing Oil.
The Ren Mai is one of the eight extraordinary meridians, and is not ascribed an elemental nature. It runs up the front of the midline of the body, and is said to be the first meridian created in utero. It has a strong affinity for reproductive health, and our ability to connect to our purpose.
Known as the “Sea of Qi,” Ren 17 has the ability to move Qi for the entire body. It opens the chest, soothes anxiety, alleviates wheezing and any pain in the upper torso.
Apply a single drop of Infinite Love Anointing Oil to you hands and massage the center of your chest.
The Lungs are responsible for our inspiration, reaching down to the depths of the Kidneys to bring forth our purpose. They are ascribed to the Metal element, the season of Autumn and house the emotion of grief.
These points transform stagnation in Lung-energy and any symptoms affecting the respiratory system and throat, including clear communication and expression.
The YunMen/Cloud Gate point is located below the lateral end of the clavicle, 6 finger-widths from the midline, in the center of the hollow made by the delto-pectoral muscular triangle.
The Zhong Fu/Middle Palace point is located in the first intercostal space 6 finger-widths lateral to midline, one finger width below YunMen/Cloud Gate.
Apply a single drop of Truthteller Anointing Oil to this point and massage gently.
Love + flower petals,
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