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Insomnia

Acupressure points for relief from Insomnia

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

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 2: Pc-6

Two thumb widths from the largest crease on the inside wrist; the point is between the tendons in the middle of the wrist

TCM: Pericardium 6

Acupoint 11: HE-7

On the largest crease of the inner wrist, on a line with the little finger

TCM: Heart 7

Acupoint 12: LU-9

On the largest crease of the inner wrist, on a line with the thumb

TCM: Lung 9

Acupoint 31: Liv-2

Just above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 2

Acupoint 18: St-45

Just behind the nail of the second toe, on the side opposite the big toe

TCM: Stomach 45

Acupoint 24: M-HN-4

Just below or inside the eyebrow, near the middle; feel for a notch in the eyebrow ridge; point should be just slightly above this

TCM: Extra, Head-neck 4

Acupoint 31: Liv-2

Just above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 2

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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