Pressure Point Massage for Self-Healing
Pressure Point Massage is one of the most effective alternative therapies that is being used by many for treating common ailments for adults and kids.
Pressure Point Massage is a technique that applies gentle pressure to your feet or hands to bring about a state of relaxation and help the body’s healing process. By pressing and massaging these points it can stimulate energy pathways in the body. If any energy pathways are blocked reflexology aims to unblock them, allowing the energy to flow freely again which aims to restore balance to the body.
Below Listed are a few pressure points for self-healing:
- Tai Chong (LV 3)
This is known as the LV 3 and you can find it by placing your finger between the big toe and second toe, just at the point where the tendons meet.
Apply firm pressure on this point for a few seconds to target stress, headaches, anger, anxiety, irritability, and menstrual pain.
- Yong Quan (KD 1)
The KD 1 pressure point is located on the depression you feel below the joint of the big toe. Find this spot between the big toe and second toe, and squeeze it with your thumb.
Massage for two or three minutes to rid yourself of insomnia, night sweats, palpitations, hot flashes, memory loss, and anxiety.
Foot reflexology has also been found to reduce pain following breast surgery.
- Da Dun (LV 1)
The LV 1 point can be found one inch below the toenail corner, towards the inner side of the big toe.
Apply pressure to this area to relieve yourself of dizziness, stomach aches, and hernia.
- Tai Bai
You can find this acupoint by applying pressure along the side of the foot until you get to the depression point on the middle side of the foot, near the ball of the foot.
Tai Bai is said to provide relief mostly revolving around the digestive system – stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery as well as abdominal distension.
- Tai Xi
Locate this pressure point by pressing on the part between your Achilles tendon and the top of that inner bony bump on your ankle (medial malleolus).
This will offer relief from toothaches and sore throat, as well as rid your body of bronchitis, asthma, and arthritis; kidney disease even.
- Shen Mai
The bony bump on the outside of your ankle (the lateral malleolus) is where this pressure point can be found.
Applying pressure to this point will promote patience, reduce fear and anxiety and relieve cold symptoms.
- Qiu Xu
Gently press the area below the bump on the outside of your ankle using your thumb and index finger to find this acupoint.
This is linked to mental problems and in particular, it will reduce mental stress, improve your mood and promote mental stability.
- Kun Lun
Kun Lun is located near the qui xu acupoint, and this is the depression spot between the highest point of your ankle (the lateral malleolus) and your Achilles tendon.
It is thought to cure high blood pressure, intestinal problems, headaches, eye diseases, and lumbar pain.
- Xing Jian
Use your thumb and index finger to apply a little bit of pressure to the thick skin between the big toe and second toe.
This is the point known to help with vision issues, leg cramps, sinusitis, and liver disease.
- Li Nei Ting
This acupoint is found on the plantar (underside of your foot) just between your second and third toes.
It is believed to be effective for treating symptoms of food poisoning and urinary tract infections. It may also cure constipation, face and eye pain, toothaches, and stroke rehabilitation.
- Xia Li
Find this acupoint about an inch below the adjoining skin portion between the big and second toes on the upper side of your foot.
It relieves diarrhea symptoms.
- Zu Lin Qi
To find this pressure point, run your finger along the outer side of your foot to about one-third of the way down.
This can treat eye conditions, and ease lumbar pain, muscle cramping, apoplexy, and psychoneurosis.
- Gao Ya Xue Dian
This small pressure point lies smack in the middle of your big toe, on the upper side.
Apply gentle pressure for one or two minutes to relieve high blood pressure.
- Di Er Li Dui
This pressure point lies just below the toenail of your second toe. It can be used to treat hiccups, nausea, and appetite problems.
- Di San Li Dui
This pressure point on your feet is also located in the toe area. This one can be found on the middle toe, just below the toenail.
It is used to treat heartburn and constant burping.
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