By Ananga Sivyer
Are you a sugar user? More and more people are resorting to
high sugar drinks and snacks for a quick jolt of energy. But
the trouble with using sugar for an energy boost, is that it
sets up a roller-coaster effect that can soon become addictive
and lead to health problems down the line. Recent research has
revealed an acupressure point that boosts energy and alertness
naturally and with no come down.
The Highs & Lows of using Sugar for Energy
Soon after a sugar fix you start buzzing with energy, but it's
a short lived boost that soon swings sharply the other way
an energy slump. If you address that slump by eating or
something else high in sugar, you'll get that energy rush
followed by another slump.
Using sugar for energy gives sporadic results at best, but
there are health dangers too. Diabetes II is an ever
risk in a world where we're rushing to get more done and
fighting daily battles with stress and fatigue. Sugar
insulin levels and raises blood triglycerides which increases
the risk of developing late onset Diabetes.
Acupressure Energy Boost
Acupuncture and Acupressure share a network of vital energy
points situated along meridian channels throughout the body.
For thousands of years these points have been used to
qi (chi), the body's subtle energy force, for a wide variety
physical and emotional benefits.
The University of Michigan recently finished an intensive
that set out to prove that acupressure can provide an
natural energy boost. Lead researcher, Dr Richard Harris,
explains "it [acupressure] seems to stimulate the nerves that
moderate attention and alertness".
Tapping the Sweet Spot
Students in the trial experimented with massaging five
acupressure points for three minutes each. The most effective
and stimulating point was the Si Shen Chong point, known to
acupuncturists as one of the extraordinary acupoints (HN1),
found right in the centre of the top of the head.
Participants in the trial found the most effective way to get
sugar-free energy boost, was to tap this point lightly with
fingertips for two or three minutes.
The point used in this trial is one of the extra energy points
sometimes used in the EFT meridian points tapping sequence.
beauty of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is that it uses a
series of potent acupuncture and acupressure points that not
only give the body a natural energy boost, but can also be
to control addictive cravings for sugar and popular stimulants
EFT uses a set sequence of 12 acupuncture points known to give
relief from a wide range of emotional and physical symptoms.
found in the University of Michigan study, results are easily
and reliably achieved by tapping lightly on the acupuncture
points with the fingertips.
About The Author: Ananga Sivyer is a health writer for
LifeScape magazine and the author of the EFT workbook: The Art
& Science of Emotional Freedom. Find out more about EFT on her
website at: www.emotionalfreedomforyou.com