We all lead busy lives trying to juggle work and family and everything in between, so it’s no wonder that our bodies revolt from time to time! Lucky for us, Manual Osteopath Liza Egbogah has some tips and treatments for an instant energy boost.
Feeling tired, drained or depressed are all symptoms of fatigue. Fatigue can be a result of many things like an unhealthy lifestyle, stress, depression, trauma, lack of sleep or most commonly an unbalanced framework.
Symptoms of fatigue
If you’re feeling worn down an osteopathic treatment can really help. This treatment aims to restore your health and energy by promoting joint mobility, better posture, nerve function and circulation by massaging the bones, joints and muscles.
How to fix it
The “Energy Fix” treatment instantly improves energy levels and promotes restful, higher qualities of sleep. This treatment uses a combination of osteopathic mobilizations, modalities and essential oils like peppermint and orange oil to improve blood flow, increase energy levels, reduce stress and promote a deeper sleep.
Acupressure can also help energize and invigorate. Using the points, it releases muscle tension and pain while also stimulating and increasing blood circulation, lymph and endorphins. Instead of using needles, acupressure relies on fingers to push on acupoints. Putting pressure on these acupoints release natural painkillers called endorphins that blocks pain signals along nerves and eases insomnia and fatigue.
Acupressure point 1: Yin Tang
This point is located just between and above the eyebrows, also known as the third eye chakra and is used to open and clear perception and calm the mind from overactive thinking. So not only does it give you instant energy but it also helps you relax.
Acupressure point 2: Jian Jing
It is located at the highest point of the shoulder muscle and can be used to simulate circulation and relieve fatigue.
Acupressure point 3: Qi Hai
Located at 2 finger widths below the belly button, this point translates to ‘Sea of Qi and is used to call upon deep, dormant energy to relieve tiredness.
Acupressure point 4: ZuSanLi
This point also known as ‘Leg Three Miles’ boosts your energy and strengthens your muscles so much that you can even walk 3 more miles when used. It is located 4 finger widths below the kneecap and 1 finger width to the outside of your shin bone. Not only does it increase your energy but it also helps with digestive problems.
Acupressure point 5: TaiChong
This is located on the top of the foot, 2 finger widths above where the big toe and second toe meet and is used to relieve stress, ease anxiety and increase smooth blood circulation.
Dr. Liza is the Body & Posture Expert of choice for political leaders, CEOs and A-list celebrities. When she’s not traveling to treat her Hollywood clientele, Dr. Liza practices as a manual osteopath at the[fix], her boutique clinic in Toronto’s Financial District.