Acupressure is one of the effective techniques to treat someone. There are numerous benefits of acupressure without any side effects like medicines. The ancient practice helps in curing and diagnosing the sick.
The technique is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. Energy blockages can be a result of stress, an injury or trauma, or bad living habits (diet, habits/addictions, lack of exercise).
Physical pressure is applied to acupressure points in the body in order to clear these blockages. The pressure may be applied by hand, elbow, or other acupressure devices available in the market.
List of some points:
1. Large Intestine Channel: LI4, Hegu
This point is on the back side of the hand between the thumb and first finger. Helps in relieving pain and feverish diseases.
2. Lung Channel: LU7, Lieque
LU7 is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. It treats headache, neck stiffness, cough, asthma, sore throat, facial paralysis and wrist conditions.
3. Stomach Channel: ST36, Zusanli
This point is located on the front of the leg, below the knee that is helpful for digestive disorders.
4. Spleen Channel: SP6, Sanyinjiao
This point is located on the inner side of the leg just above the ankle. It treats hormonal imbalance (such as irregular menstruation) and immune disorders.
5. Gallbladder Channel: GB20, Fengchi
Located at the base of the skull, the point cures acute disorders, such as the common cold, influenza, headache, neck pain and fever.
6. Liver Channel: LV3, Taichong
The point is located on the top of the foot, between the first and second toes. It is used to balance emotional energy, to regulate menstruation.
7. Pericardium Channel: PC6, Neiguan
This point helps in cardiac disorders, and is located on the inner arm, just above the wrist.
8. Heart Channel: HT7, Shenmen
This point is located on the outer side of the wrist. It is used in the treatment of a variety of mental disorders, such as absent-mindedness and insomnia.
9. Urinary Bladder Channel: BL40, Weizhong
This point is located at the back of the knee and treats back pain, hip impairment and leg pain.
10. Kidney Channel: KI3, Taixi
This point is located behind the inner ankle. It is used for disorders including a sore throat and toothache.