Understanding Acupuncture Points

In acupuncture therapy, a fine needle is inserted in an individual’s body. This allows the individual’s body to release energy and relieve their pain. This therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages. Moreover, this therapy is popular because there are no side effects.

There are five different acupuncture points that are beneficial. When pressure is applied to these points, individuals feel a significant difference in their pain. All you have to know is where these points are located.

How is it done

For 2 to 3 minutes, you will need to press the pressure points. You will have to do this until you start to feel strong sensations. Individuals often feel warmth when energy is released in the energy channels (meridians). These channels are connected to all parts of the body.

If this warmth is taking over, then you are doing it correctly.

Large intestine 4 (LI4) –pain point

This point is connected to the head and the face. It deals with toothaches, headaches, and sinus problems. This point is extremely powerful and, therefore, acupuncture should not be done on pregnant women; otherwise, it can trigger contractions. However, if you are not pregnant and are in pain, this point can be used to ease it. No medicine will be required then.

Location: The webbing area between your thumb and index finger

Uses:

Pericardium 6 (PC6) – calming point

This point is known to provide ultimate serenity to an anxious individual.

Location: On the wrist, between two tendons that are up from the wrist.

Uses:

  • Nervousness
  • Opens up and relaxes the chest: palpitations, asthma, angina
  • Nausea, motion sickness, seasickness
  • Poor memory
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Taiyang – headache and stress relief point

This point is known to work its magic on painful areas of your body. It also calms you.

Location: The crease away and below from your eyebrow

Uses:

  • One sided headaches
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Toothaches
  • Sinus issues
  • Facial paralysis

Liver 3 (LV3) – pain and stress relief point

This point will take away stresses and pains from your body.

Location: The webbing in between the big toe and second toe (in between two tendons).

Uses:

  • Calming point
  • Canker sores, headaches, dizziness
  • Eyes issues – pain, redness, swelling, or blurred vision
  • Digestive issues
  • Menstrual issues
  • Genital issues

Gallbladder 20 (GB 20) – flu, cough, and cold point

This point can treat chronic issues of flues, coughs, and colds and their symptoms.

Location: Back of the head, below the skull bone, and on either side of the spine

Uses:

  • Fevers and chills
  • Headaches that occur at the back of the head
  • Stiff neck
  • Twitching, numbness, vertigo, paralysis, tremors, dizziness
  • Hypertension
  • Throat, face, and “sense organ help”
  • Eye issues
  • All issues related to the head

You can apply pressure on these points by yourself or ask your acupuncturist to do so! Adapt this lifestyle and you are guaranteed to have a pain-free life.

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