According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body’s energy circulates through specific pathways at specific times during a 24 hour period. There are acupuncture points on these pathways that strongly affect the energy during this cycle. Stimulating these acupuncture points helps the body adjust to a different time zone and minimize the symptoms of jet lag.
For example: If you board a plane in Denver at 12:00pm to go to Boston, the current time in Boston would be 2:00pm. Therefore, stimulate the point that corresponds with the 1:00-3:00pm time. Continue through the list as time progresses.
Current time at destination
1:00-3:00 am- at the base of the big toenail, on the side closest to the next toe
3:00-5:00 am- one thumb width above the wrist, thumb side of the radial artery
5:00-7:00 am- at the base of the nail on index finger, on the side closest to the thumb
7:00-9:00 am- one hand width below the bottom of the kneecap, one thumb width lateral to crest of shinbone
9:00-11:00 am- on the side of the foot, at the base of the first metatarsal, where the skin changes texture (light to darker)
11:00-1:00 pm- where the pinky finger hits the palm when a loose fist is made
1:00-3:00 pm- level with the wrist crease on the pinky side, where the skin changes texture (light to dark)
3:00-5:00 pm- level with the crease on the pinky toe, where the skin changes texture (light to dark)
5:00-7:00 pm- on the inside of the knee, between the two tendons at the edge of the crease
7:00-9:00 pm- where the middle finger hits the palm when a loose fist is made
9:00-11:00 pm- one hand width up from the wrist crease, between the two bones on the top of the forearm
11:00-1:00 am- on the outside of the pinky toe tendon, level with the junction of the two smallest toes in the middle of the foot.
Thoughts and practical tips to help you look and feel your best based in the wisdom of Chinese medicine.
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