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Hi everyone. I am Yasuko and it’s time for Massage Monday. My jet lag is getting worse and worse every
year. In the past, I have shared acupressure point
system for jet lag but it’s pretty procedural because you have to press the acupressure
points every two hours depending on the destination. Recently, my client told me an easier solution
to get your body’s internal clock also known as circadian clock back to normal by putting
the sunlight behind the knee. He had just come back from Japan and he laid
out in the sun with the back of the knee facing the sun and he said it worked for him. There was a scientific study done back in
1998 which showed shining a bright light behind the knees helped reset the biological clock. I will put the link to the article below so
you can read it. Another jet lag formula that I find fascinating
is by Brian Tracy. As you know he’s an international speaker
and he travels all over the world but he says he never gets jet lag. His jet lag formula is to: 1) Drink lots of water during the flight. He says you lose one pint of water which is
about half a liter every hour of the flight. So you need to rehydrate yourself with that
much water during the flight. 2) Get on your new time at destination quickly. I have seen on other places you should set
your clock at destination time and act accordingly. So I actually don’t understand his example
because for a trip to Europe, which is 8 hours ahead from LA, he says he stays awake most
of the time but takes 1-2 hour nap 4 hours before arrival. But 4pm LA time is midnight in Europe so isn’t
it just better to sleep? Although he says sleeping that early will
really mess up your system. 3) Take a hot bath. He says this is the most important which I
like. You have to take a hot bath on the same day
you arrive. You have to take 5 minutes of hot bath for
one hour of time difference. So if there is a time difference of 8 hours
you have to take 40 minutes of hot bath. Well, there is a time difference of 16 hours
between Japan and LA during summer time. And 16 times 5 is 80 so that means I need
to take 80 minutes of hot bath. I love hot bath but I don’t know if I can
stay that long but he says that will get rid of 90% of your jet lag. 4) Drink coffee when you wake up. He drinks 2 cups of coffee the following day
to get rid of the remaining jet lag and to be completely jet lag free. If you don’t drink coffee, maybe you can
experiment with tea. If you don’t do any caffeine, I’m sure
your remaining jet lag will be gone eventually. I will put the link to Brian Tracy’s video
too below. I’m sure the individual results may vary
but you never know unless you try it. So these are the things that I would definitely
try the next time I come back from a long-distance trip. Thanks for watching. I’ll see you back next week. Make it a great week. Feel free to comment below and please don’t
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3 thoughts on “Jet Lag Formula – Massage Monday #468

  1. Thanks for these excellent tips, Ms. Yasuko. They will come in handy bec. coming from SEA, I'll be attending seminars at two cities in two different countries in Europe later this year.

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