Self acupressure to nourish your heart

Heart chakraby Guiomar Campbell R.Ac.

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory believes that the heart houses the spirit or “Shen” and plays key roles in regulation of emotions. Heart is the governor of all the meridians and it keeps the spirit in place.
Nourishing and nurturing our heart is the most powerful gift we can give to ourselves and others. As various mystics are saying it will keep us in the path of been healthy, wealthy and wise.

This exercise will help you 

Balance your emotions

Clear your min

Improve your sleep

Relax your chest

Improve anxiety

Relieve tenderness in the breast

Increase your energy level.


– You may choose to stand with your feet shoulder width apart or sitting in a chair with your spine straight and feet flat in the ground.
– Take a big breath in with your nose, with the tip of your tongue touching behind the upper tooth. As you exhale pronounce the sound “Ah”, which is the sound of the heart chakra.
With the four fingers of both hands, tap CV 17 point, located in the middle of the sternum between the two nipples. This point stimulates the thymus gland and opens heart energy.
– Continue tapping this point for 3 minutes as you pronounce the sound of love “Ah”.
If you prefer you can also repeat the word Love, Love.

You will experience a sensation of warmth rising up your chest towards your neck and a light feeling in your chest.
Finish by saying thank you to your heart and chest area.
Repeat this exercise every day twice a day. Every time you practice this exercise you will notice a relaxing feeling sensation on your chest that will allow you to breathe better and stay calm and grounded.


This article is not intended to treat and cure. It is for educational purpose only! If you need health assistance please contact your Doctor.

Guiomar Campbell

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Guiomar is a performing artist and an Integrated Health Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in depression and anxiety disorders. She has a degree in nursing and obstetrics from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. She received her diploma in shiatsu therapy in 1995 and a diploma in acupuncture in 1999 at the Shiatsu School of Canada where she worked for 15 years as a shiatsu instructor in the diploma program. She is a member in good standing of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Guiomar specializes in men and women’s reproductive health, gynecology, pregnancy and post partum care. She also has lots of experience treating digestive issues, migraine headache, and insomnia.

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