We all suffer from stress from time to time. This can be because of our family, at work, or because of situations that we find ourselves in. Whatever the source of our stress is, what’s important is that we be able to handle it as soon as possible so we won’t feel overwhelmed by it. Keep in mind that, if we don’t take steps to reduce our stress levels, we put ourselves at risk from nausea, high blood pressure, compromised immune system, depression, and vomiting just to name a few. If you are wondering how you can manage stress, you might wantt to try an ancient technique developed by the Japanese.

The Japanese believe that the body’s energy plays a crucial role in treating illnesses. They have developed a technique that is somewhat similar to that of acupressure and in just 2 to 5 minutes, you will feel a significant change to your overall well-being. In this technique, each of your fingers plays a role in your feelings. Here is a list of what your fingers represent:

Thumb

The thumb is the one responsible for fending off feelings of anxiety and worry.

Index finger

The index finger is the one that enables you to combat the fears that are growing inside of you.

Middle finger

If you are feeling anger, bitterness, or even rage, the middle finger is the one that you need to look into as it is the one that controls these emotions.

Ring finger

On the other hand, if there is a feeling of melancholia or even depression, the ring finger is the one that you need to touch.

Pinky

Managing stress can be done through your pinky. With this technique, you will be able to increase your optimism as well as your self-esteem in no time. 

How to combat stress using this ancient Japanese technique? The main idea behind this treatment is to bring balance to all the energy forces inside of you. To do this, you will need to take hold of one finger at the time with your opposite hand, with your fingers wrapped around one. You should hold each of your fingers for one to two minutes or until you feel the pulse. When you do feel it, it means that the treatment is doing its job. 

To make you feel more relaxed and for this treatment to work better, try applying a bit more pressure to the middle of your palm using the other thumb. Keep the pressure on for at least a minute. You will find that repeated use of this technique can help you feel relief when your stress levels are on the rise. Combatting stress doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult even because this ancient technique has been tried and tested for centuries and have been found to alleviate in dealing with depression, stress, and other emotional upheaval.

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