Woman shares 20-second ‘trick’ to wake you up
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If you're anything like me, chances are that you wake up bleary-eyed in the morning wishing you could just hit snooze for another 10 minutes of sleep.
News of the trick was recently shared on Instagram by Eileen Li, an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist from Connecticut, US, who said she swears by it.
And let's face it, when your morning gets off to a bad start, it can really set the tone for your whole day, so this is definitely a must-try.
Apparently, the trick is all to do with the acupuncture spot DU-26.
Li explained that this point is basically your body's natural 'reset button' and you can find it between your nose and upper lip.
She said if you press down on it, with either a finger, pen, or even your knuckles, the point will work to 'stimulate alertness.'
"Once you find the point, you want to dig in and hold it there for 20 seconds," Li said before adding: "Your eyes might water, and your sinuses might open up, but you’ll definitely feel awake."
Li explained that this acupuncture spot isn't just useful for those who struggle to wake up, but it's also handy to know for anyone who might faint in your vanity - as traditionally, it's been used to revive them.
The trick went down a storm with Instagram users, who were quick to praise its effectiveness.
One said they stumbled across it at the perfect time, writing: "This was perfect timing, I had major back pain from wrapping presents today… I tried it, and about half way in, I felt the pain went away - thank you."
"Everyone should be taught this - this knowledge could literally save someone"s life!" added a second, while a third wrote: "I have PTSD and have found pressing this point when I’m anxious or having flashbacks really helps me focus and stay calm!"
A fourth shared: "Thank you ! This is great ! It works [sic]."
Li added in the description for the trick that it can also be used to open up the nasal passages if you are feeling congested, and it can also help with acute back pain, getting you on the move again quicker.
All of which begs the question, will you be giving it a go?