Acupressure Key Points to Relieve Pain

Acupressure Key Points to Relieve Pain

Acupressure is an alternative therapy that can be applied to relieve the head pain, menstrual cramps and other pains that arise in the day-to-day. This technique such as acupuncture, has its origins in traditional chinese medicine, being indicated to relieve pain or to stimulate the functioning of organs through pressure to specific points on hands, feet, and arms.

According to traditional chinese medicine, these points represent the gathering of nerves, veins, arteries and channels vital that causes are energetically connected to the whole body.

So that you can use Acupressure to relieve the pain and head tension, stress, menstrual cramps, allergies, and nausea, here are 4 acupressure points that can be stimulated.

Know the 3 Main Acupressure Points

1. To combat the stress and the headache

This point acupressure is located between the right thumb and index finger. Starting with the right hand, to press this point your hand should be relaxed, with the fingers slightly curved and the point should be pressed with the left thumb and the left index finger, so that these two fingers form a tweezers. The remaining fingers of the left hand should be at rest, just at the bottom of the right hand.

To press the point of acupressure, you should begin by apply pressure firmly, for 1 minute, until you feel a slight pain or burning sensation in the region that is being tightened, which means that you are pressing the right place. After that, you should drop your fingers, for 10 seconds, then back to repeat the pressure.

 

This process should be repeated 2 to 3 times on both hands.

2. To combat menstrual cramps

This point acupressure is located in the center of the palm of the hand. To press this point, you should use the thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand, placing the fingers in the form of a pair of tweezers. In this way, the point can be pressed simultaneously on the back and palm of the hand.

To press the point of acupressure, you should begin by apply pressure firmly, for 1 minute, until you feel a slight pain or burning sensation in the region that is being tightened, which means that you are pressing the right place. After that, you should drop your fingers, for 10 seconds, then back to repeat the pressure.

This process should be repeated 2 to 3 times on both hands.

3. To improve digestion and combat nausea

This point acupressure is located in the plant of the foot, immediately below the space between the big toe and the second toe, where the bones of the two fingers cross each other. To press this point, you should use the hand on the opposite side, pressing the sole of the foot with the thumb and the opposite side with the index finger, so that the fingers of the hand to form a clamp that wraps around the foot.

To press this point acupressure must press with a force during approximately 1 minto, releasing the foot at the end for a few seconds to rest.

 

You should repeat this process 2 to 3 times in both feet.

4. To relieve the symptoms of coughing, sneezing and allergies

This point acupressure is located in the inner part of the arm, in the region of the fold of the arm. For the press should use the thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand so that the fingers are arranged in the form of a clamp around the arm.

To press this point acupressure must press with force until you feel a slight pain or twinge, maintaining the pressure for about 1 minute. After this time you should drop the point for a few seconds to rest.

You should repeat this process 2 or 3 times in the arms.

These points to be pressed to relieve various problems such as pain and head tension, stress, menstrual cramps, allergies, or nausea, for example, and the technique should be done at least 1 time per day for it to be efficient. When the stimulation of acupressure points it is recommended that you do so in a comfortable place, where the body may be lying down and relaxed.

As with Acupuncture, Acupressure should only be used as a way to complement the clinical treatment, it is recommended that you consult your physician to identify and treat the source of the pain.

 

Who can perform acupressure

Any person can practice this technique at home, but it is not recommended for the treatment of diseases that need medical attention, and should not be applied in regions of the skin with sores, warts, varicose veins, burns, cuts, or cracks. In addition, this technique also should not be used by pregnant women, without medical supervision or a trained professional.

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