Following two acupressure can help to improve breathing, relieve anxiety, and over all effective in preventing “hyperventilation syndrome” or over breathing.
Hyperventilation is a condition in which you suddenly start to breathe very quickly. Healthy breathing occurs with a healthy balance between breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. You upset this balance when you hyperventilate by exhaling more than you inhale. This causes a rapid reduction in carbon dioxide in the body.
Low carbon dioxide levels eventually lead to narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. This reduction in blood supply to the brain leads to symptoms like lightheadedness and tingling in the fingers. Severe hyperventilation can lead to loss of consciousness.
For some people, hyperventilation is rare, and only occurs as an occasional, panicked response to fear, stress, or a phobia. For others, this condition occurs regularly as a typical response to emotional states, such as depression, anxiety, or anger. When hyperventilation is a frequent occurrence, it’s known as hyperventilation syndrome.
People tend to trigger hyperventilation syndrome usually shows symptoms like stiff neck problems. Due to the excessive accumulation of tension and pressure, leading to neck, shoulder blades, back muscles abnormal tension, even proper neck movements gets restricted like unable to rotate the neck successfully, normal breathing rate becomes disordered, and thus lead to this hyperventilation.
Stiff neck and shoulder is often a sign that your emotions are suppressed for too long. Pressing following two acupressure points daily will ease in breathing, improve shoulder stiffness and prevent emotionally disturbed state of mind like anxious mood.
This point helps to improve breathing, and shoulder stiffness. Press this point on both hands, for 10 seconds. While pressing take as long and deep breathe as you can. It is normal to feel pain at this point while pressing.
This points is quite helpful in relieving fatigue and tension. Press this point on both hands, for 10 seconds. While pressing take as long and deep breathe as you can, slowly exhale and finish.
When breathing is not smooth, it causes chest tightness, and then anxiety arises. At this time, exhale frequency gets almost double and faster, as compared to inhale rate. Therefore, the slow and deep breathing, can helps to calm mood gradually, and subsequently discharge the long-term accumulation of fatigue from the body.