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Hypertension

Acupressure points for symptoms of Hypertension

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

CAUTION: You are advised to seek professional medical attention for this condition, if severe or chronic

Acupoint 9: Bl-40

Between the two ligaments, behind the knee, on the crease formed when the leg is bent; note: if you have varicose veins, don't use this point

TCM: Bladder 40

Acupoint 3: SJ-5

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

TCM: Triple Warmer 5

Acupoint 13: Ren-6 & Ren-4

One palm width below the navel; another point with similar effects can be found two thumb widths below this one

TCM: Conception Vessel 6 (upper) and 4 (lower)

Acupoint 15: Pc-9

On the middle finger, just above the nail, on the side closest to the thumb

TCM: Pericardium 9

Acupoint 21: Kd-1

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

TCM: Kidney 1

Acupoint 25: Bl-21

On the back, on a line with the elbows, about two thumb widths on either side of the spine

TCM: Bladder 21

Acupoint 30: Liv-3

Two thumb widths above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 3

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

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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