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Nasal congestion

Acupressure points for reduction of Nasal congestion

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

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 10: LU-11

Just behind the thumbnail, on the side opposite the fingers

TCM: Lung 11

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 19: Gb-20

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

TCM: Gall Bladder 20

Acupoint 32: LI-20

On the cheek, next to the outside of the nostril

TCM: Large Intestine 20

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 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

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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