Top 10 Acupressure Points for Pain Relief and Other Problems

Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure, the same points of body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles. Acupressure is used to relive a variety of symptoms and pain. There are more than 400 acupressure points on the body.

Acupressure is the science of applying light pressure on certain areas on the body that correspond to various organs and muscles. The science is based on the belief that the entire body is made up of vital energy that flows through the body along meridians.

Benefits of using Acupressure:

  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce pain
  • Release muscular tension
  • Helps faster healing
  • Makes you better at sex
  • Develop spirituality and vibrant health

The acupressure points need to be pressed for a few seconds to a couple of minutes and then be released.

  1. Joining the Valley- for Headaches


This point is used for getting rid of headaches. It is located in the fleshy area between the thumb and index finger. Press and massage this point a few seconds and then repeat on the other hand.

  1. Commanding Middle-for Arthritis and Sciatica


This point is beneficial for reducing knee pain, arthritis in the knee and sciatica pain.  It is situated at the center of the backside of the knee cap. Massage this point for a several minutes and then repeat on the other leg.

  1. Leg Three Miles-for Stomach Problems


We can use this acupressure point to improve digestive disorders and abdominal pain. Bend your leg and place your fingers just below the knee cap, beginning with the index finger at the base of the knee cap. You will find the Leg Three Miles point at four finger-widths down from the base of the knee cap, where your little finger rests just to the outside of the shin bone. Massage this point for a few seconds and then release.

  1. Sea of Tranquility-for Emotional Healing


This acupressure point helps relive anxiety, depression and hysteria. It is located on the center of the breastbone. Press this point for a couple of minutes taking deep breaths.

  1. Pericardium-for Nausea and Vomiting


Get rid of nausea and vomiting with pressing this point. You can find it between the two large tendons on the inside of your wrist, about three finger-widths below the base of your palm.

  1. The Third Eye-for Chronic Fatigue and Eye strain


Close your eyes and locate the Third Eye. Press the point using your middle finger. Repeat several times a week.

  1. Shen Men-to Quit Smoking


Acupressure can also help in getting rid of an addiction. Shen Men is a point that can help you quit smoking. This point is located in the upper half of the ear, above the apex of the triangular fossa. Massage this point a few times daily.

  1. Sacral Points-for Menstrual Pain


These points can help you relax the uterus and relive menstrual pain. It is located on the sacrum. Place one hand on top of the other so as to apply steady and firm pressure on the sacral points for a couple of minutes.

  1. Bigger Rushing-for improving Concentration


You can find this point on the top of the foot; there the bones of the second toe and the big toe meet. Press this point for a several minutes and then release. Do this two times a day.

  1. Heavenly Pillar-for insomnia and stress


Heavenly Pillar is pair of points that can help you reduce stress, neck pain, anxiety and insomnia. These points are located at one finger-width below the base of the skull on each side, on the prominent neck muscles located 1/2 inch out from the spine. Press this points several times a week.

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