Acupressure - Specific Indications 1

Anxiety

Gall Bladder 20
Gall Bladder 20

Heart 7
Heart 7

Conceptive Vessel 4
Conceptive Vessel 4

Stomach 36
Stomach 36

Locations:

*GB:20

Located upon the posterior surface of the neck, 1.5 body-inches from the median line, at the height of the point of the mastoid.

*HT:7

Located upon the forearm, on the cubital artery at the flexure of the wrist.

*VC:4

3 body-inches vertically below the navel

*ST:36

3 body-inches below the knee cap

Instructions:

1.

Apply 3 sets of pressure on points GB:20 & HT:7, following with 1 minute of Continuing Pressure, daily.

2.

Add VC:4 if the patient has dizzy spells, fatigue, cold & clammy hands (feet). Same conditions apply for ST:36.


Common Cold

Gall Bladder 20 &  Governing Vessel 16
Gall Bladder 20 &
Governing Vessel 16

Gall Bladder 21 &   Governing Vessel 14
Gall Bladder 21 &
Governing Vessel 14

Sun Point & Colon 20
Colon 20 & Sun Point

Forehead Rub
Forehead Rub

Locations:

*GB:20

Located upon the posterior surface of the neck, 1.5 body-inches from the median line, at the height of the point of the mastoid.

*VG:16

Located upon the posterior-medial line of the neck, just below the occipital basis.

*GB:21

Place the left hand on the right shoulder naturally; the middle finger is on GB:21.

*VG:14

Between the 7th cervical and 1st thoracic vertebrae.

*CO:20

Located upon the face, within the fold of the cheek at the height of the inferior edge of the Ala Nasi.

*Sun Point

1 body-inch behind the end of the eyebrow and the corner of the eye; pulse can be felt here.

Instructions:

1.

Apply continuing pressure on points GB:20 & VG:16 for 1-2 min., then follow with a 20 min. *back-rub from the neck, along the spine, to the coccygeal region. This treatment is very effective at the onset of the common cold.

2.

Use GB:21 for severe headaches and shoulder pain; VG:14 can relieve tension and soreness in the neck; the Sun-point can be used with a *forehead-rub to treat headaches.

3.

Use CO:20 for running and congested noses.

Suggestions:

Try the "Common Cold Soup" or maybe the "Green Onion Tea" for your cold!


Constipation

Spleen 15 and  Conceptive Vessel 4 & 6
Spleen 15 and
Conceptive Vessel 4 & 6

Circular rubbin motion
Circular rubbing motion

Coccygeal Area
Coccygeal Area

Locations:

*SP:15

3.5 body-inches lateral to the navel, on both sides 4 body-inches from the mid-line.

*VC:6

1.5 body-inches vertically below the navel

*VC:4

3 body-inches vertically below the navel

Instructions:

1.

Apply 3 sets of pressure on SP:15 (both), followed by 1 min. of deep and firm continuing pressure; perform every night before retiring.

2.

*Massage the coccygeal region in a circular motion for 1-2 min. after step 1.

3.

Combine VC:6 and VC:4 if patient is weak or lacks peristalsis.

Suggestions:

Try the "Ta Gan Tea" or "Three Fruit Tea" for your constipation!


Diarrhea / Abdominal Pain

Stomach 25, Spleen 14 & Conceptive Vessel 6
Stomach 25, Spleen 14 & Conceptive Vessel 6

Liver 3
Liver 3

Circular rubbing motion
Circular rubbing motion

Locations:

*ST:25

Located at the level of the navel, 2 body-inches from the edge of the navel

*VC:6

1.5 body-inches directly below the navel

*SP:14

3 body-inches laterally from point VC:6

*LV:3

On the dorsal surface of the foot, in the angle between the 1st & 2nd metatarsal

Instructions:

1.

Apply 3-6 sets of pressure on point ST:25 (breath out to apply pressure, never breath in when pressure is applied.) Add point LV:3 if the pain persists. Give firm continuous circular palm pressure on the abdominal region and the navel until warm to the touch.

2.

For chronic cases, points VC:6 and SP:14 should be added for daily treatment, usually in the morning and before bathing.

Suggestions:

Try the "Apple Soup" for your diarrhea!


Elbow Pain

Colon 11
Colon 11

Colon 4
Colon 4

Heart:3
Heart 3

Lung:5
Lung 5

Locations:

*CO:11

Located at the edge of the flexure of the elbow, before the epicondyle

*HT:3

Located at the internal extremity of the flexure of the elbow

*CO:4

Located on the dorsal surface of the hand, in the angle of the first two metacarpal bones

*LU:5

Located at the flexure of the elbow, outside the tendon of the biceps

Instructions:

1.

Use the thumb on point CO:11 and middle finger on point HT:3. Apply 3 sets of pressure at the same time on two points, and maintain continuing pressure for 1 min.

2.

Combine CO:4 or LU:5 as needed.

Suggestions:

1.

Hot (egg!) compresses on elbow as needed.

2.

Passive exercises daily.


Gastric Pain & Discomfort

Stomach 36
Stomach 36

Heart Governor 6
Heart Governor 6

Conceptive Vessel 12
Conception Vessel 12

Circular-finger Pressure
Circular-finger Pressure

Locations:

*ST:36

3 body-inches below the knee cap

*HG:6

Located upon the anterior surface of the forearm, between the ulna and radius, at 2 body-inches above the flexure of the wrist

*VC:12

4 body-inches directly above the navel

Instructions:

1.

Usually deep & firm pressure for 1 min., on point ST:36 will ease off the pain of any discomfort.

2.

Apply 3 sets of pressure on point HG:6 will assist the effect of point ST:36. HG:6 can work alone if there is difficulty in working on point ST:36

3.

Use circular-finger pressure on point VC:12 daily for 15 min. will help the stomach to become normal again.

Suggestions:

1.

Take regular meals and avoid greasy & spicy foods.

2.

Try the "Diet Slim Tea" for your gastric pain!


Hypertension

Conceptive Vessel 12
Conceptive Vessel 12

Stomach 5Stomach 5

Gall Bladder 20
Gall Bladder 20

Colon 11
Colon 11

Stomach 36
Stomach 36

Locations:

*VC:12

4 body-inches directly above the navel

*ST:5

Located upon the interior edge of the mandible where the pulse can be felt from the facial artery.

*GB:20

Located upon the posterior surface of the neck, 1.5 body-inches from the median line, at the height of the point of the mastoid.

*CO:11

Located at the edge of the flexure of the elbow, before the epicondyle

*ST:36

3 body-inches below the knee cap

Instructions:

1.

Applying 30-60 seconds of continuing pressure on point ST:5 can temporarily lower the blood pressure. Applying 3-6 seconds of pressure on point GB:20 would reduce tension, anxiety, headaches, stiff neck, etc.

2.

Points VC:12, CO:11 and ST:36 should be used daily in order to keep the blood pressure in normal range.

Suggestions:

1.

Try to eat egg plant (can be cooked with meat or fish) 3-4 times a week for 3 months. The blood pressure should then be quite stable.

2.

Drink a glass of fresh vegetable juice (celery, tomato, cucumber, carrot or a small amount of onion) in the morning.

3.

Try the "High Blood Pressure Soup" for your hypertension!