Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.
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
Just behind the thumbnail, on the side opposite the fingers
TCM: Lung 11
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
Just behind the nail of the second toe, on the side opposite the big toe
TCM: Stomach 45
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
On the cheek, next to the outside of the nostril
TCM: Large Intestine 20
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
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.