5 Pressure Points To Relieve Body Discomforts

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique that involves placing physical pressure by hand, elbow on different acupuncture points on the surface of the body to relieve symptoms. Here are 5 pressure points that you and I can work on at any time and anywhere. Just use the thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure. To relax an area or relieve pain, apply pressure gradually and hold without any movement for several minutes at a time.

  1. (A) Heavenly Pillar
  2. Relieves stress, over exhaustion, insomnia, heaviness in the head, eyestrain, stiff necks, swollen eyes, and sore throats.

  3. (B) Heavenly Rejuvenation
  4. Relieves nervous tension and stiff necks; increases resistance to colds and flu. It is also good for the lungs.

  5. (C) Crooked Marsh
  6. Relieves nervous stomach, anxiety, arm pain, elbow pain, and chest discomfort.

  7. (D) Inner Gate
  8. Relieves nausea, anxiety, palpitations, and wrist pain.

  9. (E) Spirit Gate
  10. Relieves emotional imbalances, fear, nervousness, anxiety, and forgetfulness.


8 thoughts on “5 Pressure Points To Relieve Body Discomforts

  1. Great article for home self care!

    Point B above “Heavenly Rejuvenation” should never be confused with another point to which it is closely located next to — the gall bladder meridian number 21 (GB21) point. GB21 is contraindicated (can cause problems) in pregnancy…so please use caution with any acupressure technique.

  2. It is always good to know the pressure points to help relieve problems in other parts of the body. This is why I like this article.

  3. i would like to know how to relive the stomach pain for indigestive food.

    • Try 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into half a cup of water.

  4. Acupressure is brilliant – so empowering because you can use it on yourself and family at any time. It really works; try it for minor ailments and discomforts or to relax

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