Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.
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
One palm width above the tip of the inner anklebone, on the back of the shinbone; often used in combination with acupoint #6
TCM: Spleen 6
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
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
On the big toe, the side closest to the second toe, just behind and slightly to the side of the nail
TCM: Liver 1
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)
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.