Tis the season for celebrations, parties, and fellowship with family and friends, but as we deck the halls, sometimes stress and overall busy-ness can take over our lives leaving us feeling run down and vulnerable to sickness. Luckily, Eden Energy Medicine has some tools and exercises to help you build your immunity and find a sense of peace this season.

Calming the TW Neurovascular Points can help to calm our stress response and help us maintain balance and wellness during this busy season. Place your thumb, first and middle fingers in a cluster together (called a 3-finger notch). Put those fingers at the “V” at the bottom of your throat above your collarbone (you can use a flat hand if that is more comfortable). Then, place the other hand on the side of your face with your fingers flat at your temples. Take some deep breaths and then switch sides.

Another way to take a pause on any anxiety that rears its ugly head is by tapping on the TW “Gamut” Point. Place one hand over your heart area and tap on the back of your hand between your ring finger and little finger. Breathe deeply as you do this and tap for 10 taps, pause, take a deep breath and then tap about 30 more times. Repeat on the other side.

Performing the Spleen Radiant Circuit Activation exercise can help to boost an energy pathway that oversees our metabolism and supports our immune system. Place a three-finger notch (see above) at the center of your chest and with the other hand, place a three-finger notch on the side of your body toward the bottom of the ribcage, about four inches from the armpit. Hold these points and take deep breaths for as long as it feels good.

Freeing the Diaphragm is an exercise that oxygenates the blood and can help build our immune system.  Place your left hand under the center of your rib cage with your right hand on top of it and pull your elbows in close to your body. Breathe in deeply while pushing your hands against your body and your belly out. Hold your breath for as long as you can and then release and relax. Repeat this process about two to three more times. Then on an in-breath, reach your right hand around to the left side of your body at your waist and on an out breath pull your fingers to the front of your body to your naval with pressure. Repeat a few more times and then switch sides. Finally, starting with your hands at your hips, smooth the energy down your legs and off your feet.

Tapping on points that strengthen your Thymus and Spleen can help to metabolize anything that threatens your health, build your immunity, and help protect you during stressful times. Simply tap on the points with your fingers or your knuckles. The Thymus point is located at the center of your chest, and the Spleen points are on both sides of your body on the side of your ribcage at the same spot as the Spleen Radiant Circuit Activation point.   Doing The Daily Energy Routine on a regular basis is also an important step to building your energetic strength and boosting your resilience when things don’t go your way (see the video on my front page).

(Published in Front Porch Magazine- Dec. 2019)