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, 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 is helpful to stimulate the Qi of the Large Intestine, the Lung as well as the Stomach, promoting harmonious function between them. 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. A natural stress reliever, Energy Gate #1 promotes harmonious communication between your organs. 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 take care of themselves. And this tool is something they can always have with them, no matter where they venture.