Self Acupressure Points to Relieve Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

LU9 (Tai Yuan, Great Abyss)

Lung 9 is a crucial point for relieving pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. This point is located on the wrist crease, on a line with the thumb. Circling around this point with a substantial strength may provide a huge relief for any arm pain and wrist pain. This point is also effective in aiding in treating asthma, cough, palpitations and breathing problems.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

PC 7 (Da Ling, Great Mound)

Located in the center of the inner side of the wrist crease, this point is highly effective in relieving all types of wrist and thumb pain caused by tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. This point is also excellent in lessening hot flashes associated with menopause.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

TH 5 (Waiguan, OuterPass)

Located on the outer side of the forearm, midway between the two bones, two and a half finger widths above the wrist joint, stimulating this point on both arms using fingertips is useful in relieving wrist pain. This point is especially effective in boosting immunity so that the body can fight better against colds and allergies.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

Acupressure Points for Allergies

To relieve sinus tensions and blocked nostrils, there are three points on the face you can massage. They are Large Intestine 20, Stomach 2 and Bladder 2. All three points are pressed twice, symmetrically on both sides of the face. Large Intestine 20 is just outside the nostril; Stomach 2 is right below the eye; and Bladder 2 is the inner end of the eyebrow.  Refer to the attached picture and you can massage all points simultaneously.

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Energy Renewing Ear Massage

Ear massage is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy aimed at reducing stress, promoting well being, and addressing various health issues.

Here is a great ear massage that you can do for yourself or your loved ones:

  1. Rub, in small circular motions with your thumbs, inside the widest upper part of the ears, holding them from outside with the index and middle fingers.
  2. Use your index finger to massage inside the smaller crevices if your thumbs don’t fit and along the front of your ear where it attaches to the head.
  3. Lastly, massage the earlobes by gently pulling them down and also making circles with your thumb and index finger.

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Self Massage Points for Cold/Sinus Relief

Acupuncture and  Chinese Medicine offers significant help for the symptoms of sinusitis–whether acute, chronic, or frequently occurring.

Large Intestine 20 (Ying Xiang):

There are acupuncture points on the face that can help bring immediate relief from nasal congestion. One set of points lies in the folds of both sides of the nose, at the level of the nostrils. These points may also safely be self-massaged at any point to assist in clearing the nasal passages.

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Another important point on the face is called Yintang which is located right between your eyes, at the level of the eyebrows. Yintang is also well known for its ability to induce calmness and send energy (Qi) in a downward direction. Therefore, massaging Yintang is particularly helpful in cases of congestion and pain due to sinusitis, as blockages in the sinus make proper drainage difficult and potentially give rise to other symptoms of sinusitis.

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Large Intestine 4 (He Gu):

There is a point located on the hand that directly aids issues of the face and forehead, including headaches. This acupuncture point is located in the middle of the fleshy mound found between the base of the thumb and the first finger. Feel free to press here for any discomfort in the face, head, or sinuses–whether your symptoms are from sinusitis or another condition.

Governor Vessel 14(Da Zhui):

Located below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebrae, approximately at the level where the collar of a T-shirt meets the neck, activates the circulation of blood and Qi to strengthen the outer defense layers of the skin and muscle, so that your system is protected against germs and viruses.

Lung 7 (Lie Que):

This point is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. To find this point, interlock your thumb and index finger of one hand with those of the other, the point lies on the edge of the index finger, in a depression between the sinew and the bone. This point is often used to treat conditions related to the head and neck, such as headaches, migraines, stiff neck, facial paralysis, and toothache. Stimulate this point on both hands with the tip of your index finger for approximately 30 seconds or until your cough subside.

Self Acupuncture for Grief, Depression, Anxiety and Exhaustion

Lu 1: The 1st Lung Meridian Point called  Zhong Fu (Central Palace)

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Lung 1 is located on the top of the chest, under the shoulder. First locate the depression under the end of the clavicle, next to the muscle. LU-1 is one thumbwidth under this point, slightly to the side. These acupressure points on both sides of your can facilitate letting go of deep-seated fear, anxiety, depression, or grief. This point is also excellent for cough, asthma, and wheezing.

When your energy system is blocked, you can become fatigued, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and despondent because your supply of energy is impaired.  Use your fingertips to press the Lu 1. Inhale slowly and deeply as you gradually release your finger pressure, bring your arms outward, lift your chest, and tilt your head back. Hold your breath for a few second to assimilate the oxygen.  Exhale as your head comes downward and your fingertips return to the Lung 1 acupressure points. Repeat this exercise four or five more times.

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Try this acupressure point several times a day, along with deep breathing techniques, if you want to lessen your anxiety/depression.

Massage Taixi When Fatigued

Taixi, or Kidney 3, is the source point of the kidney meridian and an excellent point to massage whenever feeling fatigued.

To locate Taixi, first locate the medial malleolus (the bone of the inner ankle). Then, locate the Achilles tendon that runs down the back of the ankle. Directly between them you will find the tender area when you press.

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Massage the area on your ankle between the bone of inner malleolus and the Achilles tendon.

Combat Cravings with Ear Massage

Ear Massage is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy aimed at decreasing cravings, reducing stress, promoting well being and addressing various health issues.

Ear massage triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Studies have demonstrated that ear stimulation increases levels of endorphins in both the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

combat cravings with ear massage

Here is a great ear massage that you can do for yourself or your loved ones:

1. Rub in small circular motions with your thumbs inside the widest upper part inside the ears, holding them from outside with the index and middle fingers.

2. Use your index finger to massage inside the smaller crevices if your thumbs don’t fit and along the front of your ear where it attaches to the head.

3. Massage the earlobes by gently pulling them down and making circles with your thumb and index finger.

Call Allendale Acupuncture today at 201.760.8811 to get additional help in combating cravings. Between acupuncture and / or our nutritional programs, we can help you!