We tend to get into a bad mood in face of problems. Problems at work, family, health, etc. Often we get into a really bad mood when problems aren’t that significant. If there is a torrent of problems, we tend to get into a depression. Sometimes we get into a depression from just having one little problem.
Most people don’t realize that treating depression is very hard. It’s much easier to avoid depression in first place. In order to stay out of depression, it’s important to work on our negative mood swings as soon as they happen and not let them take us down world of depression.
Yes, you can try taking drugs that are supposed to treat depressions. The problems with those is that it’s easy to develop dependence on those and they also have bad side-effects, which will force you take even more drugs.
I’m going to show you a simple and very effective technique coming from Su Jok therapy that will allow you to keep your depression under control, to lift up your mood and help you to be a happier person.
Biologically-active points stimulated in Su Jok therapy have many remarkable properties. You stimate those points by massaging those. You can see some of those points marked on figure 1.
Find a little stick with a not too sharp edge (a toothpick with a broken sharp edge, ball pen without ink, will do) to stimulate those points. If you really like Su-Jok you can purchase a special stick that you can see me using on the photographs.
Press these points with a moderate effort and begin a slow rotation of the stick in two directions. Carry out this massage for several minutes (figure 2).
Take red and green felt tip pens and paint over points according to figure 2 (above). Using these colors we lift emotion of joy and suppress emotion of sadness.
Using Moxa heat up the areas corresponding to the heart and the pancreas (figure 3), the brain (figure 4) and the kidney (figures 5, 6). Points of the kidney are on the back of a palm in small recesses.
If you liked this self-healing technique, Self Healing Series has more self-empowering materials.