All across the country, kids are preparing themselves for an exciting first day of school. Along with that excitement comes a bundle of other feelings that anticipation always brings: nervousness, excitement, happiness, fear, uneasiness and even a bit of stress. So how do you reduce all of that nervous energy and send the kids off feeling happy and peaceful?
The first stop is Energy Gate #1. This is one of the most important and powerful acupuncture points from the body’s energy meridian system. This acupoint helps stimulate the Qi of the Large Intestine, Lung and Stomach, promoting harmonious communication. Energy Gate #1 is located where the bones of the thumb and index finger meet—where the index finger bone forms a “V” with the thumb bone. Massage this point with your opposite thumb and then continue to gently massage the entire index finger bone, moving toward the first knuckle. Massaging this point allows a maximum amount of Qi to flow through the meridians.
Watch this video on using Energy Gate #1 to relieve back-to-school jitters, featuring Elena and Grand Master Lu. Then give Energy Gate #1 a try. Be sure to teach it to your kids! It’s something they can use before their first day of school, while preparing for a stressful exam or at any other time in their lives. As Grand Master Lu explains, teaching Energy Gate #1 to your kids is a lifelong gift. You’re giving them a tool to care for themselves. And this tool is something they can always have with them, no matter how far from home they venture.