The Sea of Energy. The phrase conjures the salty taste of the ocean air and the image of billowing sails…not to mention scurvy and sea sickness.
The Sea of Energy is actually a pressure point located between the naval and pubic bone that when stimulated, helps with things like scurvy and sea sickness, caused by a weakened immune system and digestive issues.
In the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice of acupressure, theSea of Energy is one of the most powerful pressure points. It is located in the pelvic area in what is known in TCM as the Sacral Chakra. According to an article in the journal Medical Acupuncture, chakras are nodes located throughout the body, in which energy resonates. These chakrasfunction as pressure points, that when stimulated (with a finger in acupressure or needle in acupressure), activate the flow of energy.
Pushing on the Sea of Energy (also known as Conception Vessel 6, CV6, and Hara) strengthens the digestive, immune, and reproductive systems, says Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. on his blog, Acupressure Points. This simple action has the power to relieve constipation, gas, abdominal cramping, irritable bowel syndrome, and menstrual cramps.
So how do you do it?
Take the forefinger, middle, and ring finger of one hand and place them along the line below the navel. Press gently until you feel a small, firm spot. Press into the acupressure point, breathing deeply. Acupressure Wellness recommends trying this method, as well as one in which you use the palm of your hand to apply gentle pressure. The Sea of Energy can be activated while standing, lying, or sitting with a straight back and feet flat on the floor.
Dr. Gach says activating the Sea of Energy is also helpful for increasing intimacy and pleasure during sex. It can also help people who struggle with self-abuse and dependency issues develop greater emotional stability.