Calm down a baby and give them health by practicing these baby foot pressure points for different concerns!
What’s an acupressure?
It is that therapy which helps in regulating the flow of “meridians” in the body. Meridians are the network of ‘energy channels’ in the body. All the blockages that are within these meridians get cleared through acupressure. Many people, instead of taking medicines and expensive therapy sessions, prefer acupressure points for relief. It has variety of benefits to consider like:-
- Soothes mind and provides relief.
- Accuprssure can reduce anxiety and stress during exams or due to any kind of workload etc. Hence, it’s very beneficial for the students and working youth.
- All the athletes who get any injury while playing any kind of sports can find relief in accupressure.
- Sometimes, we get difficulty in sleeping due to any kind of stress or problem, especially kids and old-aged. In that case, it works very well.
- In addition, it even helps in providing relief to headaches. It mainly functions in relaxing the muscles and joints, which in turn helps in sleeping.
Apart from the common acupressure point benefits, it is quite beneficial for babies as well, alone.
Baby Foot Pressure Points And Benefits
1. Hunger and appetite
Sometimes babies feel hungry suddenly and start to cry, even before it’s not their time to eat. Obviously, it takes 10-15 minutes to boil the milk or whatever food you’re giving to the baby. In that case, just gently apply some pressure to the tips of their toes as it’s related to hypothalamus, which plays a major role in releasing hormones and regulating body. Also, it is responsible for regulating hunger and appetite so your baby might calm down for some time until the food gets ready.
There’s an organ behind the breastbone, namely thymus gland, which is responsible in functioning the immune and endocrine system. Just under the toe, the perimeter of the balls of babies feet, putting some pressure helps in gearing up the immunity and keep the baby fit and healthy as this area beneath the toe connects to the thymus gland.
Sometimes due to change in surroundings, new people and strange atmosphere, babies tend to feel stressed and unhealthy as everything gets new to him/her. In such case, you can calm them down by pressing the arch of the foot which helps them lower down the anxiety and stress. This area connects to the solar plexus which is the part of the nervous system that prepares and helps the body to fight back the stress by making change in metabolism.
In case you’re planning to go out with your baby and worried if s/he pees in the diaper which would get wet and make the baby fussy, then just massage and dab in the middle of the sole. You may use it just after you have fed your baby with some liquid. It would be very beneficial as you can get rid away of the tension of baby to pee and the diaper would be dry too, keeping the baby happy and rash-free.
It’s quite natural and normal for babies exhaust and loose energy easily. Just below the arch is a small point that connects to adrenal gland, which is responsible for relaxing the tensed muscles. Put small amount of pressure to that point as it helps in releasing adrenaline. This might help in boosting up the energy of your baby.
Massaging the ball of your baby’s toes stimulates their growth which is essential. It is related to pituitary gland which regulates the general well-being and known as ‘master gland’ as well. In addition, this gland secretes ‘oxytocin’ which is a “cuddle hormone” which makes the baby more content and attached.
Massaging the heel of the foot provide relief in pelvic pain and upset tummy and constipation as well. Another spot is the center of the foot and pad which provides relief in constipation or even heartburn.
8. Different Aches
Massaging the tips of the toes helps in providing relief to the toothache, headache and ear ache as well. Sometimes, we don’t get to see the doctor in certain conditions, in that case try doing it as it helps in generating the flow of the blood to the skull.
Here’s a basic baby foot pressure points map for you to refer:
You can and must try massaging these pressure points as it helps the baby to be healthy and happy as it’s the “smile of the baby that makes the life worth living”.