Kidney 1 (YongQuan — Gushing Spring)
On sole, in depression with foot in plantar flexion, at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of line connecting base of the 2nd and 3rd toes with the heel.
Massage this point with a moderate to strong pressure for 1-2 minutes.
Shi Mian (Extra Point)
On sole, counter balancing point of Kidney 1. Massage this point for one of two minutes after massaging Kidney 1.
Both can be painful in the beginning, however, pain will subside and warm/hot feelings are likely to emerge.
Massaging around the heel and calf muscles
Wherever there is pain, gently massage those areas with a moderate pressure, while making sure that deep knots in the calf muscles are relaxed.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be effectively treated through regular exercise, consistent self-massage, and a healthy diet. Many times, these concerted efforts will eliminate the need for surgery.
Food items to minimize:
- Salt intakes in diet because salt causes the retention of water that results in swelling in the wrist and the hands.
- Fatty and oily foods must be avoided also as these foods will cause the tissues to swell in a similar way to that of salt.
What to Take:
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Lots of vegetables rich in folic acid and iron such as kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and spinach.
- Liver, peanuts, lima beans, kidney beans, citrus fruits, fortified breakfast cereals, lentils and rice.
- Iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, Vitamins B7, B12, A, and D.
Sinusitis is caused by one of four main factors: an infection, allergic rhinitis, formation of nasal polyps, or a deviated septum. While sinusitis simply refers to inflammation of the nasal passages, the symptoms and treatments can prove more complex. An acute case of sinusitis (recently occurring) becomes chronic when medical treatments fail to cure the problem after eight weeks.
The symptoms of sinusitis vary depending on whether the condition is acute or chronic. Many of the symptoms for either case are the same, though there are slight variations. With chronic sinusitis, in particular, symptoms last for eight weeks or more and may include facial pain and pressure, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, trouble breathing through the nose, congestion, cough, fever, fatigue, bad breath, headache, ear pain, sore throat, or nausea. If a case of severe sinusitis develops, symptoms such as confusion, double-vision, stiff neck, swollen forehead, and shortness of breath may happen as well.