Reiki uses the palm of the hand to channel universal life energy. Since the acupressure points conduct this energy, the principles of channeling Reiki can be used on these healing points effectively. Integrating Reiki and acupressure enables a practitioner to tap into Traditional Chinese Medicine's tremendous wealth of ancient healing knowledge - information that's point specific.
Reiki can be used on all 365 traditional acupressure points. If you know Reiki, try using the following points, illustrated from Acupressure’s Potent Points: A Self-Care Guide for Common Complaints from A to Z.
Self-Acupressure Vital Diaphragm (B 38)
Location: Between the shoulder blades and the spine at the level of the heart.
Benefits: This calming point balances the emotions, relieves anxiety, grief, and other emotional imbalances.
Heavenly Pillar (B 10)
Location: One-half inch below the base of the skull, on the ropy muscles located one-half inch out from the spine.
Benefits: Relieves emotional distress, burnout, exhaustion, depression, and heaviness in the head.
Gates of Consciousness (GB 20)
Location: Below the base of the skull, in the hollows between two large neck muscles, two to three inches apart, depending on the size of the head.
Benefits: Relieves depression, headaches, dizziness, stiff necks, and irritability.