Unlock Happiness with the Heart-7 Acupressure Point

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Unlock Happiness with the Heart-7 Acupressure Point

Are you seeking natural solutions to elevate your mood and enhance your emotional well-being? Look no further than the "Heart-7 (HT-7)" acupressure point. Known as Shenmen, or "Spirit Gate," this powerful point is a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is renowned for its calming and therapeutic effects. As we have with numerous articles on acupressure throughout The Way, we'll explain how stimulating HT-7 can help you feel happier and provide simple instructions for those new to acupressure.

What is the Heart-7 (HT-7) Acupressure Point & How to Find It?


Heart-7 is a key point on the “heart meridian”, located on the wrist. To find HT-7:

  1. Turn your palm upward.
  2. Locate the crease of your wrist.
  3. HT-7 is situated on the radial side of the "flexor carpi ulnaris tendon", at the wrist crease level (take a look at the image above).

Stimulating HT-7 offers several benefits that contribute to enhanced happiness and emotional balance:

  1. Calming the Mind: HT-7 is famous for its ability to calm the mind and reduce anxiousness, which can help you feel more at ease and content.
  2. Emotional Regulation: Regular stimulation of this point helps in balancing emotions, reducing irritability, and stabilizing mood swings.
  3. Improved Sleep: By alleviating insomnia and promoting better sleep quality, HT-7 ensures you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day with a positive outlook.
  4. Stress Relief: Lowering stress levels through HT-7 stimulation can lead to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.
How to Stimulate Heart-7

If you're new to acupressure, don't worry—stimulating HT-7 is simple and can be done almost anywhere.  Follow these steps:

  1. Find a Quiet Space: Choose a calm and comfortable environment where you can relax.
  2. Locate HT-7: With your palm facing up, find the wrist crease and locate HT-7 on the radial side of the "flexor carpi ulnaris tendon" (again, refer to the diagram above).
  3. Apply Gentle Pressure: Using your thumb or index finger, apply gentle but firm pressure to HT-7. Massage the point in a circular motion for 1-3 minutes.
  4. Breathe Deeply: Enhance the relaxing effect by taking slow, deep breaths while applying pressure.
  5. Be Consistent: For best results, incorporate HT-7 stimulation into your daily routine.
Additional Tips for Maximizing Benefits
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Pair HT-7 stimulation with mindfulness or meditation practices to amplify the positive effects on your mood.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Support your emotional well-being by maintaining a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and adequate sleep.
  • Seek Professional Advice: If you have persistent emotional distress, consider consulting an acupuncturist for personalized advice and support (consider connecting with one of the acupuncturists in our network)

“Acupuncture Anywhere”...And Happiness, Too

Incorporating the Heart-7 acupressure point into your wellness toolking can be a game-changer for your emotional health. By regularly stimulating HT-7, you can experience reduced stress, improved sleep, and a more balanced emotional state—key components of a happier life. Remember, the journey to happiness and well-being is holistic, and HT-7 is a wonderful tool to help you along the way. Give it a try and unlock the "Spirit Gate" to a more joyful and contented you.

Care Consideration: Just a reminder that the above information is not a substitute for medical care and is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations  from a healthcare provider.  This information is not intended to treat, mitigate or cure any disease.  That said, we encourage you to connect with an Acupuncturist in your community to learn more about this and other Traditional Chinese Medicine options.  If you’ve got questions about Chinese herbal medicine or getting started with an Acupuncturist, feel free to connect with us on hello@mydaolabs.com

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