Stress can take shapes and forms; for some people, it’s killer deadlines at work. For other people it’s crazy relationships. And for me right now, it’s lunatic terrorists with knives who are running around trying to stab everything that moves in Jerusalem, my home town.
There’s been a whole bunch of stabbings literally a 5 minute walk from my front door, and that does get kinda stressful. This week, I was going to continue the Deeper Needs series on JEMI, but I’ve decided to bump that over to the Talk to God website instead, and you can see an in-depth post on the first deeper need, faith or belief, HERE .
Meanwhile, I wanted to share some more of my coping strategies for heavy-duty stress with you. Hopefully, people aren’t getting stabbed in your neck of the woods, but with ISIS, economic down-turns and crazy weather going on, we all need all the help we can get to deal with our stress more efficiently.
So without any further ado, let me introduce you to the Neurovasculars, and tell you how they can help you palpably de-stress in under 5 minutes.
(The following is taken from new book out next month, Talk to God and Fix Your Health: The Real Reasons Why We Get Sick and How To Stay Healthy, published by the Matronita Press.)
What your neurovasculars do
Your neurovasculars govern what happens to your blood and energy levels when you’re under stress, and they’re located all over the head, as well as behind your knees (for gallbladder) and the centre of the throat (for triple warmer).
When you hold your neurovasculars, they bring blood back to your forebrain, and away from the stress-inducing primitive brain area that’s being controlled by your Triple warmer meridian, as part of its fight-or-flight reflex.
Actively think about the thing or situation or thought that’s stressing you out, then hold the main neurovasculars gently with your finger tips (figure 1 in the diagram above).
You can also hold the main neurovascular points together with the points for other meridians, (as shown in the diagram) if you know you have a particular emotion you’re trying to work on.
You should feel some real, palpable relief within 5 minutes. You’ll know, because you’ll feel a pulse under your fingertips as the blood rushes back to your forebrain, and you can think clearly again.
(If you try this, please leave a comment and let me know how it went! I’m very happy to get feedback and to answer questions about the stuff I’m sharing here.)
In the next post, we’ll start looking at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, which is unfortunately becoming all too common today, even if you don't live in the Middle East.