Acupressure - Specific Indications 2

Headaches

Colon 4
Colon 4

Governing Vessel:16 & GallBladder:20
Governing Vessel 16 &
Gall Bladder 20

Governing Vessel:24, Between-the-Eyebrows, Bladder:1 & Stomach:8
Governing Vessel 24
Between-the-Eyebrows
Bladder 1, Stomach:8

Sun Point
Sun Point

Locations:

*CO:4

On the dorsal surface of the hand on the angle of the first two metacarpals

F*VG:24

On the vertical mid-line, at the hairline of the forehead

F*B.E.B.

On vertical mid-line of face, directly B.E.B.

T*ST:8

4 body-inches horizontally from the point VG:24, somewhat ahead of the fronto-pariental suture

T*Sun Point

1 body-inch behind the end of the eyebrow and the corner of the eye

E*BL:1

Approximately 2 millimeters away from the inner corner of the eye

H*VG:20

On the mid-line of the head, at the periental eminence in the sagittal suture. Draw a line from the tips of both ears to join on the mid-line of the head

O*GB:20

The two depressions behind the neck, below the mastoid.

O*VG:16

Located on the posterior mid-line of the neck, just below the occipital basis

Instructions:

Generally apply continuing pressure on both CO:4 points first, then combine other points wherever the pain is located. Assistant points can be used along without CO:4 if the headache is not severe. Apply a few sets of pressure, as needed to stop the pain.

Note: The assistant points are indicated with a "F*" as forehead points, "T*" for temple area points, "E*" for eye area points, "H*" for points at the top of the head, and "O*" for occipital area points.

Suggestions: Try the "Migraine Soup" for your headache!


Insomnia

Between the eyebrows
Between-the-Eyebrows

Heart 7
Heart 7

Kidney 1
Kidney 1

Spleen 6
Spleen 6

Locations:

*B.E.B

On vertical mid-line of face, directly B.E.B.

*HT:7

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

*KI:1

Located on the sole of the foot, within the crease formed when the toes are flexed

*SP:6

3 body-inches above the medial malleolus, behind the tibia.
*Pregnant women should avoid using this point!

Instructions:

1.

Apply 5 sets of pressure on point B.E.B. and 1 minute of Continuing Pressure on point HT:7 before retiring for the night.

2.

Combine KI:1 and SP:6 if the patient suffers from dizziness, headaches, constipation, loss of appetite and agitated behaviors; use 3 sets of pressure on each point.

Suggestions:

1.

Avoid stimulating entertainments such as reading and watching T.V. before bed time.

2.

Try to eat 5 dates and drink a glass of hot milk 1/2 hour before retiring.

3.

Don't force yourself to sleep if you don't want to. Repeat 5 sets of pressure on point HT:7.

4.

Try the "Good Night Tea" for a more restful night.


Knee Pain

Stomach:35, Kidney:1x & Kidney:2x
Stomach 35, Kidney 1X & 2X

Bladder:54
Bladder 54

Locations:

*ST:35

Located outside of the rotator tendon, above the plateau of the tibia

*K:1X

On the top of the knee cap

*BL:54

At the middle of the popliteal area, on the crease of the fold

*K:2X

On the inside aspect of the knee cap depression

Instructions:

1.

Apply firm, continuing pressure on point ST:35 and K:1X for 30 seconds, and then rotating pressure for 1 minute.

2.

Apply double-thumb pressure on point BL:54 for 3 sets.

3.

Repeat step 1 for K:2X.

Suggestions: Try the "Soup for the joints" to strengthen your knees!

 


Loss of Appetite

Conceptive Vessel 12
Conceptive Vessel 12

Circular rubbing motion
Circular Rubbing Motion

Stomach 36
Stomach 36

Spleen 6
Spleen 6

Locations:

*VC:12

4 body-inches above the center of t he navel

*ST:36

Located upon the anterior surface of the leg, between the tibialis anterior and the tibia, at 3 body-inches below the patella

*SP:6

3 body-inches above the medial malleolus, behind the tibia.
*Pregnant women should avoid using this point!

Instructions:

1.

Apply 3 sets of pressure on point VC:12, then massage the region with a deep, circular pressure for 2-3 minutes.

2.

Apply firm and deep pressure on point ST:36 for 1 minute, 1/2 an hour before meals.

3.

Apply 3 sets of pressure on point SP:6 before retiring at night.

Suggestions:

1.

Perform mild exercises such as walking, daily.

2.

Try the "Orange Peel Soup" to regain your appetite!


Lower Back Pain

Bladder:23 & Governing Vesse:4
Bladder 23 & Governing Vessel 4

Bladder:37 & Bladder:40
Bladder 37 & 40

Locations:

BL:23

1.5 body-inches away from VG:4

VG:4

Between the 2nd & 3rd lumbar vertebrae

BL:37

6 body-inches below the gluteal fold

BL:40

In the middle of the popliteal crease

Instructions:

1.

Massage the lower back area until red and warm. Apply hot compresses as necessary for 20 mins.

2.

Apply double-thumb pressure to points BL:23, VG:4, BL:37 & BL:40, 3 sets plus rotating pressure for 1 min. on each point.

3.

Apply the same pressure as step 2 on all trigger points along the spine.

Suggestions:

1.

Avoid heavy lifting and active exercises

2.

Keep injured or painful areas warm at all times

3.

Sleep on a hard bed if necessary

4.

Try the "Soup for the Joints" to combat your lower back pain!


Menstrual Cramps, Pain & Discomfort

Conceptive Vessel 4 & Ovary Points
Conceptive Vessel 4 & Ovary Point

Spleen 6
Spleen 6

Sacral Region
Sacrum region

Locations:

*VC:4

3 body-inches directly below the navel

*Ovary Point

Measure 4 body-inches below the navel (VC:3), then 3 body-inches horizontally

*SP:6

3 body-inches above the medial malleolus, behind the tibia.
*Pregnant women should avoid using this point!

Instructions:

1.

Apply 3-5 sets of pressure on points VC:4 and SP:6, and add ovary points (2) if the pain or discomfort persists.

2.

Massage the *sacral region for 1-2 min. until warm to the touch, or apply hot compresses for 15 min. if the patient is weak or tired.

3.

Usually point SP:6 works well alone.

Suggestions: Try the "Chuanxiong Tea" to alleviate your menstrual discomfort!