Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.
Acupoint 4: Bl60
In the depression just behind the outer anklebone
TCM: Bladder 60
Neuralgia is an intense, burning or stabbing pain, arising from damaged or irritated nerve fibers, and can occur anywhere in the body. If you are experiencing neuralgia, you should definitely discuss it with a qualified health care practitioner, and seek treatment for any underlying condition, as neuralgia can arise from infection and a number of chronic health problems. While waiting for treatment, and after treatment to help manage pain, you may also want to try acupressure points for the body part where you are feeling the pain, such as the head
, trigeminal nerve
(in the face/neck), neck
, or visit the home page
of this site to navigate to the specific body part experiencing pain.
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.