Here are some acupressure points that can help to alleviate tension.

Source:  Herbal Shop

An effective way to better health

Working on these points can help you get better quicker.  You do not have to use all of these points.  Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.

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Points (A) – Heavenly Pillar

Location: One finger width below the base of the skull on the ropy muscles one-half inch outward from the spine.  Benefits: Relieves stress, over exhaustion, insomnia, heaviness in the head, eyestrain, stiff necks, swollen eyes, and sore throats.

Points (B) – Heavenly Rejuvenation

Location: On the shoulders, midway between the base of the neck and the outside of the shoulders, one-half inch below the top of the shoulders.  Benefits: Relieves nervous tension and stiff necks; increases resistance to colds and flu.  It is also good for the lungs.

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Points (C) – Crooked Marsh – on both side of arm

Location: On the inside of the arm at the lower end of the elbow crease when the arm is bent.  Benefits: Relieves nervous stomach, anxiety, arm pain, elbow pain, and chest discomfort.

Points (D) – Inner Gate – on both side of arm

Location: In the middle of the inner side of the forearm two and one-half finger widths from the wrist crease.  Benefits: Relieves nausea, anxiety, palpitations, and wrist pain.

Points (E) – Spirit Gate – on both side of arm

Location: On the little finger side of the forearm at the crease of the wrist.  Benefits: Relieves emotional imbalances, fear, nervousness, anxiety, and forgetfulness.

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Points (F) – Third Eye Point

Location: Directly between the eyebrows, in the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead.  Benefits: Calms the body to relieve nervousness.

Points (G) – Sea of Tranquility

Location: On the center of the breastbone, three thumb widths up from the base of the bone.  Benefits: Relieves nervousness, anxiety, chest tension, anguish, depression, hysteria, and other emotional imbalances.

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