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Cold & Influenza (Flu)

Acupressure points for symptoms of Influenza

Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.

Acupoint 8: LI-11

Bend your arm, hand to shoulder, and place your finger on the end of the crease on the outside of the arm; open your arm and stimulate the point

TCM: Large Intestine 11

Acupoint 3: SJ-5

Two thumb widths above the outside of the wrist, lined up with the middle finger

TCM: Triple Warmer 5

Acupoint 6: St-36

One palm width below the bottom edge of the kneecap, on the outside, in a depression between the shinbone and the leg muscle; effective for most problems from the waist down, especially when used with acupoint #5

TCM: Stomach 36

Acupoint 1: LI-4

Squeeze thumb and forefinger together, forming a ridge above the thumb; the point is in the middle of that ridge, just above the end of the crease formed by thumb and forefinger; good for most problems from the waist up

TCM: Large Intestine 4

Acupoint 7: LU-7

Clasp your hands together (A), touching your upper wrist with your forefinger; the point is found on a line with the thumb, in a small depression (B); remembering the position of the point, unclasp your hands and apply pressure

TCM: Lung 7

Acupoint 16: Du-14

Between the two most prominent bones of the top of the spine

TCM: Governing Vessel 14

Acupoint 21: Kd-1

In the middle of the sole of the foot, just behind the ball

TCM: Kidney 1

Acupoint 23: Bl-2

Below the brow ridge at the corner of the eye nearest the bridge of the nose, just below a notch in the skull

TCM: Bladder 2

Acupoint 19: Gb-20

On either side of the spine, just below the base of the skull

TCM: Gall Bladder 20

Acupoint 38: Gb-20

Two thumb widths on either side of the spine, where the base of the skull meets the neck

TCM: Gallbladder 20

Acupoint 22: St-44

Just above the place where the second and third toes separate

TCM: Stomach 44

If you have not found relief, try the same points on the opposite side of the body, or go back and try a related or similar symptom or body area. If you have not used acupressure before, please see the Instructions, then click the "Body Area" or "A-Z" tab and repeat.

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