The Shui Gou Point

Are you feeling drowsy or having difficulty focusing? Maybe you were up too late last night or simply didn’t sleep well. Perhaps you’ve been in a class for a while or are working on something in which you’re not especially interested. If you’d like to improve your mental alertness, acupressure has an easy way to achieve that.


Press the tip of your forefinger firmly into the divot between your nose and upper lip. Apply enough pressure that you feel it in your upper gum. Hold this as you breathe slowly and deeply for at least two minutes, if possible, for optimal results. If you can’t spare two full minutes, do it for as long as you can.

Holding this acupressure point is effective for counteracting dizziness, fainting, and dissociation. It clears away fogginess and drowsiness. It makes you clear-headed. It will increase your attentiveness and uplift your energy.

If you want to make it even more effective and calming, breathe properly while you do it. Imagine that you are drawing your breath all the way down to the bottom of your abdomen so that your stomach expands and contracts as you breath instead of your shoulders and chest. If you’ve ever watched a baby sleeping, perhaps you’ve noticed that the baby’s stomach rises and falls instead of the chest and shoulders. That is the proper way to breathe. It engages your diaphragm and fills your lungs properly. It’s also quite relaxing.

Frances O’Brien

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