for Low energy

And Calming the Mind

Shishencong and Bai Hui 百會 // Hundred Convergences

How to naturally raise your energy levels through acupuncture

I wanted to introduce to you one of my all time favourite points, for you to perhaps do a little acupressure on yourself. Let me know how you get on.

Bai Hui 百會 // Hundred Convergences

A beautiful point and all around favourite for patients. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we consider this point to raise Yang – our energy or Qi – our internal fire and driving force that keeps us approaching each day with spirit and gusto.

It also helps to calm this the Shen – our mind – when we can no longer switch off and it’s effecting our mental/emotional state.

In between treatments, I often recommend some highly effective acupressure points for patients to self-administer and this is one of them. Need a little boost on rising or struggling to switch off at night? This point is located approximately on the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of both ears. Rest and hold for 3-5 minutes, calm your Shen and feel your Yang Qi surge.

Photo courtesy: Bob Wong @ArtofAcupuncture

More Information

Bai Hui 百會 Hundred Convergences

This is an acupressure point on the Du Mai or what we translate as the Governing Vessel. It is classified in TCM as the Point of the Sea Of Marrow, Meeting Point of the Governing Vessel with the Bladder, Gallbladder, Sanjiao and Liver Channels. Given that so many of the channels responsible to maintain or upright Qi (Yang Qi), reaching right from the tip of our toes, up to our head, one of the primary actions of this point is to Raise Yang Qi when our internal fire and energy has been depleted.

Further TCM actions include:

  • Pacifies wind and subdues yang
  • Raises yang and counters prolapse
  • Benefits the head and sense organs
  • Nourishes the sea of marrow
  • Benefits the brain and calms the spirit

In relative terms, this point can be used for signs and symptoms including: headache, vertigo, tinnitus, nasal obstruction, aphasia by apoplexy, coma, mental disorders, prolapse of the rectum and the uterus.

Location: On the midline of the head, 5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline, approximately on the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of both ears.


About Kimberley

Kimberley, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director at Life + Lemons, is a registered TCM (Traditional Chinese Medical) Acupuncturist, passionate about helping women reclaim their feminine edge. After graduating with a First Class Honors in York, she has undertaken specialist training in the area of pain management, natural conception, IVF support, menopause + pelvic pain (endometriosis/dysmenorrhea).


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