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YINTANG, the Hall of Impression

This point is known as ‘YINTANG, the Hall of Impression’. It provides relief for a number of health discomforts. Like many acupuncture/acupressure points, it is often used by people who have no knowledge of the meridians or acupoints. Instead, it is instinctive. Somehow, people just know it can help with headaches, earaches, and discomforts on the face and head. Massaging or holding this point helps with sleep, including falling asleep, staying asleep, and feeling rested. Restlessness and irritability interrupt our lives and the lives of those around us, and this point helps reduce both. It also helps reduce stress and anxiety and relieves pain. Yintang is especially used for headaches and facial pain, such as sinus congestion and chronic pain syndromes. Along with other treatments, massage of Yintang is used to manage hypertension and decrease dizziness. I suggest using this point as part of your self-help routine, if you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms by gently rubbing the point in slow circular motions for 2 to 5 minutes. You might also use an essential oil on Yintang. Oils that helps with calming are are chamomile, frankincense, lavender, sandlewood, and ylang ylang. Oils that benefit the sinuses are eucalyptus, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, and thyme.