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Acupressure Cure for Common Diseases

Acupressure,literally the method of applying pressure to certain areas or nerves, is one of the safest, simplest and remarkably effective method for relief from pain and other common ailments.

Feb 19, 2007




Elbow Ailments

Let us talk about tennis first. Although in the tennis the back, arms, legs and ankles can all be injured, the elbow is the most likely target for the trouble. Tennis elbow can develop in anyone playing the game because of the severe strain put on the elbow in serving and placing the ball. It must be kept in mind that the tennis racket is an extension of the forearm, and the combination acts as a lever arm for which the elbow is the fulcrum. If a ball traveling rapidly toward the player is struck with the racket, the entire force is transmitted to the elbow. That is bad enough, but is missed by the rapidly traveling racket.

Whenever the player feels a strain on his elbow while playing, he should massage and place pressure on the acupuncture sites of the elbow each time the ball becomes dead. If he does this he may prevent tennis elbow from occurring either if it has already occurring or is a chronic problem with him. The procedure is mandatory while he is playing if he wants to minimize trouble.

Tennis elbow

The hand on the non affected side must grasp the affected elbow and the index finger placed over elbow point1(Fig 3) and the thumb over elbow point 4 (fig 4) The elbow may be either held straight out or bent. As much pressure as can reasonably be applied for 10-15 seconds plus rotary massage is used. One point at a time may be stimulated, if desired.




Fig 3 (Elbow point 3)
(Large intestine 11): Located at the depression of the end of the fold which appears when the elbow is bent 90 degree and raised to horizontal position. The end of the crease is which the point is located.


Fig 4(Elbow point 4)
(Heart 3): Located on the indentation near the inside elbow fold next to the tendon on the inside of the upper arm; the end of the crease is where the elbow point is located.


Rotary massaging also can be used to see if it gives added relief. When longer period are available, longer time, five or ten minutes session for example , should be employed. If the elbow begins to feel better, tapering off the treatment can be done, but it must be re-instituted the moment a strain again is felt on the elbow.




Fig 5 (Elbow point 2)
(Lung 5): Located in the elbow fold, on the radial side of the biceps. The point is on the elbow crease at the outside (lateral) portion of the tendon. See also Fig 87. The other important and useful points elbow 2 and 3 (fig. 5 and fig. 6) are on each side of the insertion of the tendon. The points may be pressured simultaneously or individually. Whichever works best for the patient.


Another point, elbow point 5 (fig 7), is useful, to be used either individually or in the conjunction with the previously described sites. It must be emphasized and re-emphasized that in order to get relief from these troublesome aliments, effort must be applied. Repeated applications of pressure with or without massage (whichever affords the most relief)


Fig. 6 (Elbow point 3)
(Pericardium 3) : Located by bending the elbow part way and located the biceps tendon, which is the thick band you feel in the middle of the front of the elbow. The point lies under the elbow crease at the inside (medial) portion of the tendon must be done. When you are sitting watching television or while at the movies or riding a bus or any activity that does not required both hands, you should apply the treatment intermittently, reasonable often.


The reward will be great in case with restoration of the affected part either to complete health or at least with an excellent chance to have a much more bearable infirmity. Once maximum relief has been obtained, occasional pressure will keep the part in optimum repair and possibly reduce its susceptibility to re-injury.



Fig. 7 (Elbow point 5)
(Tripple Burner 10) : Located by bending the elbow and feeling for the depression two fingerbreadths above the point of the elbow on the back side. Point is located in the centre of the depression.
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Back Ailments

The shoulder, which is important in many sports, is closely involved with the neck and will be discussed prior to neck problems. Although golf can involve other injuries, the back is a prominent target. The golf swing is a complicated movement involving multiple muscles and parts. Back points are pressured on both sides at once (bilaterally). The most important point, back point one , is illustrated in Fig. 8


Trigger points are points that are tender but are not acupuncture sites. A set of trigger points for low back pain are located as described in fig. 9. Identified as back point 2, these points are the most difficult for a person to press or massage himself, and help is needed. As a matter of the fact most back points can best be stimulated by second party and especially for a week or infirmed individual, any point should be stimulated carefully by an informed and conscientious friend.


Fig. 8 (Back Point 1)
(Bladder 23) Exact location is between second and third lumbar vertebrae, just behind navel. To make it easy, these points are located on each side of the spinal column, each points are about two fingerbreadths to






the side of the middle of the spinal column. Points are located at the same level as the bottom of the rib cage.


Fig. 9 (Back point 2)
(Trigger Points) Located by bending neck slightly and nothing prominent vertebral bone protruding at the base of the neck. Counting it as one, count down five vertebral spines 9spines of the back bone). In between the fifth and sixth spine and two fingerbreadths to each side of the centre of the backbone lie the points.
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Low Back Pain

Back point 3 (fig. 10) Even in this relatively permissive time it is awkward to press or massage in public. It also may not be overly effective for everyone but is an important point for low back pain.


Fig. 10
Back point 3 (Governing Vessel 1 and 2)
Located beneath the tip of the tail bone.

Low Back Pain


Acupressure is the effective method of curing the back pain
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Sciatica

Back point 4(Fig. 11)
Which technically is about three quarters of an inch in back of the hip joint obviously lies deep under the skin, and to stimulate it requires a fair degree of pressure and massage. The particular point is especially beneficial for sciatica, but is also very useful bilaterally for low back pain.



Fig. 11 (Back point 4) (Gall Bladder 30)
Located by standing slightly on tip toes and nothing the depression formed at the side of the buttocks. The point is located in the centre of the depression or ring.

Another deep point is back point 5 (Fig. 12) which can be used bilaterally. Again, unless the site is unusually tender (a general rule) deep strong pressure, rotating the finger when useful, is required.


Fig. 12 (Back point 5)
(Bladder 51) Located at the midpoint of the crease the lower and of the buttocks makes with the thigh.
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Sciatica, Muscle Spasms and Tired legs

Knee point 4, (Fig. 13), leg point 2, (Fig 14) and ankle-foot point 5 (Fig. 15) are also effective points in low back pain, even though they are extremity points. They should be used bilaterally (on both sides). It is still a mystery why points remote from the injury are useful in acupuncture , and many yet unproven theories abound to try to explain it. However, we do not always need to understand a benefit in order to take advantage of it.



Fig. 13
Knee point 4 (Bladder 54)
Located on the back portion of the knee exactly at the midpoint of the crease. See also Fig 30.

To be used bilaterally for the back pain.



Fig. 14
Leg point 2 (Bladder 57)
At the lower tip of the calf muscle in the vertical midline of the back of the leg. (Roughly in the centre of the back of the leg.)


Again use ankle-foot point 5 bilaterally this indication.



Fig. 15
Ankle-foot point 5(Bladder 60)
Located in the depression in the back of the lateral malleolus, (the rounded bone protruding from the ankle on the outer aspect). See also fig. 38.
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WRIST AILMENTS

the wrist is injured in all sports as are the figures. The wrist is very responsive to acupressure or pressure acupuncture. There are a number of important points in this area which besides having use in wrist arthritis or general systemic problems. The figures will be repeated when these illnesses are discussed, but for now the wrist itself is the object of our attention. Wrist hand point I is described in figure 16. Pressure can be used with or without massage.

Wrist injuries

Wrist-hand point 2 fig. 17 is an important point for wrist injuries. It can be used either with pressure alone or with rotation of the finger. The applications should be for several minutes at a time and more than one point can be stimulated simultaneously. Of course, if the injured party is working on himself, the uninjured hand works on the injured. If both hands or wrist are involved, he may need help.


Fig. 16
Wrist-hand point 1 (Lung 7)
Located on the thump side of the wrist just the radial tuberoses (a projection of bone just above the thump side of the wrist) . it can be about two fingerbreadths above the wrist fold. See also figs.64 & 88



Fig. 17
Wrist-hand point 2
(Tripple Burner 4)
Located on the back of the wrist at about the middle of the wrist at the flexion crease. this point, wrist-hand point 3 fig. 18 is one of those points that has important uses other than for wrist injuries. It is a fair help in wrist ailments and should be employed especially if the injury’s pain makes it difficult to relax at night.





Fig. 18
Wrist-hand point 3
(Heart 7)
Located on the palmer aspects of the wrist at the first crease after the hand-wrist junction crease on the little finger side of the hand. (seven eight of the width of the wrist from the thump side). See also fig. 75 & 95.
Wrist-hand point 4 is another important point for the wrist alone. It can be handled like the one on its opposite side (wrist-hand point 2) and the thumb and index or middle finger of the uninjured hand can simultaneously be applied to the two points.



Fig. 19
Wrist-hand point 4
(Pericardium 7)
Located at the centre of the hand-wrist junction crease on the palmer side.

wrist hand point 5 is one of the most important points in the body. It is very useful in wrist trauma, and pressure alone will probably be the most effective method of using it even though rotation can be the tried. In the treatment of systemic.




Fig. 20
Wrist-hand point 5
(Large intestine 4)
It is located midway between the two bones of thumbs and index finger. One can find it by closing the thumb and the forefinger together and noticing the little mound that forms at their junction on the back of the hand. The point lies under the peak of the thumb of the other hand over the web between the thumb and the index finger as shown in the illustration. It lies under the end of the thumb. See also fig 63, 69,76,82,92.


Injuries more pressure usually can be tolerated than in treating a local injury, since the local injury, naturally, has local pain near the site. But as the condition improves increased pressure can be tolerated for local injuries.
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Finger injuries and Finger Arthritis

It must also be kept in mind that fractures can be part of the trauma, and in those cases where the pain is usually severe it is imperative that x-ray be obtained before instituting pressure acupuncture. Wrist-hand point 6 fig. 21 has more use in finger injuries and finger arthritis.



Fig. 21
Wrist-hand point 6
(Large intestine 3)
Located under the thumb side of the index finger one fingerbreadth below the base of the finger at the point of the side of the hand.
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Trauma and Arthritis of the Fingers


The next three points, wrist hand point 7, 8, and 9 fig. 22,23 and 24) have uses other than local, but they are useful in trauma and closer a key (important) acupuncture site, is to the area of injury, the more effect it will have, but all the point should be tried.



Fig. 22
Wrist-hand point 7
(Tripple Burner 2)
Located in the web between the little finger and the ring finger on the back side. Wrist-hand point 7 should be pressed at a 45 degree angle towards the hand, the point being approached from the top of the hand.


Fig. 23
Wrist-hand point 8
(Small intestine 3)
Located on the side of the hand one fingerbreadth above wrist point 8.
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Forearm Pain

The next two points , wrist-hand 10 and wrist-hand 11 (fig 25 and 26) have an important use in acupuncture anesthesia, since these points are used in chest operations, including open heart surgery and lung resections, unbelievable as it may be. However, on one here is suggesting that such a use should be applied at this time. They are useful in wrist and forearm pain, nevertheless.



Fig. 25
Wrist-hand point 10 (triple Burner 5)
Located on the back side of the forearm three fingerbreadth from the middle of the wrist crease. See also fig. 96

The two points can be pressed simultaneously by the middle or index finger and the thumb. Straight pressure or pressure with rotation can be used. Since these points are remote from the wrist itself, in the common sprained wrist, they can be pressed described points and thus have their value enhanced.


Fig. 26
Wrist-hand point 11
(Pericardium 6)
Located on the palm side of the forearm three fingerbreadth from the middle of the wrist crease. See also fig. 51
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KNEE AILMENTS

The knee is a part of the body that can go wrong easily in athletic endeavors. Unfortunately, serious ligament us tears and torn cartilages can result from seemingly insignificant, as well as significant trauma. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor about any knee that seems seriously injured before relying too much on pressure acupuncture. If the doctor feels conservative therapy is indicated then acupressure should be given a good try. If the knee does not respond, the doctor should be re-consulted. This advice actually applies to pressure acupuncture in general but is more important with some things than others. The first knee point is knee point 1, (fig 27)



Fig. 27
Knee point 1
(Stomach 35)
Location can be seen by slightly bending the knee and finding the depression at the lower outside edge of the knee cap.

Knee/Leg injuries and Knee Arthritis

Knee point 2 (fig.28) is important with knee and leg injuries and arthritis of the knee. Since this point is usually somewhat remote to the actual injury, fairly strong pressure can be applied to it as well as rotational motion, if desired.



Fig. 28
Knee Point 2
(Stomach 34)
It is located in the muscle that runs on the outside of the thigh, two inches up from the knee-cap. Have the patient sit on a chair and bend his leg at a 90 degree angle. measure two inches up from the top of the knee-cap. The point is slightly to the outside of the leg.


Knee point 3 (fig. 29) is a point that has some other uses besides for knee injuries, but it is a point that should be included for pressure and massage in knee injuries and infirmities.




Fig. 29
Knee point 3
(Liver 8)
Location can be found by bending the knee and finding the crease formed on the medial or inner aspect. The point is at the end of the crease, see also knee point 4(fig. 30) has been previously encountered in back injuries. It also has its uses as a local point in knee injuries and is a very useful site. Pressure is especially helpful. Massage can be tried to see if it is of aid.



Fig. 30
Knee point 4
(Bladder 54)
Located on the back portion of the knee exactly at the mid point of the crease. See also fig 13.


Knee point 5 fig. 31 is another general point as well as a local one. Again, it can be useful because it will frequently be away from the site of the injury and heavier pressure earlier can be applied here.

Knee point 6 fig. 32 is another multiple use point that is somewhat removed from the usual sore point or injury point. It must also be remembered that occasionally these slightly remote points will be the object of injury, and then



Fig. 31
Knee point 5
Spleen 9
Located at the top of the shinbone, on the inside of the leg. To make it simple, it is located at the level three finger breadth below the lower level of the knee cap at the intersection of an imaginary line traveling vertically along the middle of the middle of the inside of the leg see also fig. 73



Points closer to the knee itself can have pressure applied. Also it is important to remember that the actual point of injury can be massaged gently at first in association with these pressure points being manipulated.



Fig. 32
Knee point 6
Spleen 10
Have the patient sit and bend his leg at a degree of 90 angle. Catch the centre of his knee cap with the centre of young palm. The tip of your thumb will touch knee point 6. two inches above the knee cap. In fact it is located at a level three finger breadth above the upper board of the knee cap where an imaginary line traveling vertically up the middle of the inside of the thigh crosses that level. See also fig 50 & 57



Knee point 7 fig 33 is another systemic site and has many uses. However , it is one of the important points for knee disabilities, if not the most important, and should be considered first in the selection of what sites should utilized



Fig. 33
Knee point 7
Gall Bladder
Located in front of and below the head of the fibula, which is the rounded knob located near the middle of the outside aspects of the leg at a level about two fingerbreadth below the lower level of the knee cap. the point itself is located in the depressed area in front of and below the fibula head. See also fig. 83
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ANKLE-FOOT AILMENTS


Ankle foot point 1 fig. 34 is a very important point for ankle injuries, ankle edema, and arthritis. Its usually , will be able to be pressed fairly hard and can stand rotation in the case of ankle injuries since the most painful part of most ankle injuries are not at its proximity, if it is the only point that can be pressed and massaged, it is well worth while.



Ankle Injuries, Ankle Edema and Arthritis


Ankle-foot point 2 fig. 35 is another point that has great use in ankle infirmities. Unfortunately , it more frequently overlies a very tender point and must be pressed with care. Rotational massage can also be useful here if carefully initiated. Increasing the pressure if one is able to stand it.


Fig. 36 ankle-foot point 3 and the following one, ankle-foot point 4 fig 37 , can overlie tender parts of the foot when injured or ailing. These two points also have other uses in the acupuncture spectrum, which will be indicated later.



Fig. 34
Ankle-foot point 1
Stomach 41
Located in the centre of the ankle crease as one flexes his ankle.


Fig. 35
Ankle-foot point 2
Spleen 5
Located directly in front of lowest level of the medial malleolus or the middle ankle bone, the rounded bone protruding from the ankle on the inner aspect.


Fig. 36
Ankle-foot point 3
Kidney 6
Located one finger tip below the medical malleolus or the middle ankle bone, the rounded bone protruding from the ankle on the inner of the two ankle-foot point, point 3 has a great use in the area of foot and ankle injuries, but ankle-foot point 4 which lies opposite to ankle-foot point 5 can be grasped along with ankle-foot point 5 index finger on one and thumb on the other, and this area frequently is not a tender area.



Fig. 37
Ankle-foot point 4
Kidney 3
Located in the depression in back of the medial malleolus, the rounded bone protruding from the ankle on the inner aspect.



Fig. 38, previously shown as a back injury aid, ankle-foot point 5 is an important point in ankle injury as was said on the previous page, is often not in itself injured or a least not tender in ankle injuries. Firm pressure can frequently be applied.

Ankle-foot point 6 fig 39 is a unique point in which three of the Chinese meridians cross. So in actuality it overlies 3 acupuncture sites, or in other words, it is three points in one. Needless to say it has many uses, one of which is an aid to ankle injuries; since it is remote to the ankle it has the double advantage of usually being able to take firm pressure.



Fig. 38
Ankle-foot point 5
Bladder 60
Located in the depression in back of the lateral malleolus, the rounded bone protruding from the ankle on the outer aspect. See also fig 15 and rotation. The point in the same position on the opposite side lateral or outside of ankle can be grasped and pressured simultaneously with ankle-foot point 6, if desired and if it proves helpful.



Fig. 39
Ankle-foot point 6
Spleen 6
Located four finger breadths above the medical malleolus or the inner rounded ankle bone at the middle of the inside aspects of the leg. Another easy way of locating this point is of flex the patients foot and put his four fingers on the inside of his leg with the little finger resting on top of the ankle bone and the other fingers going up the leg. Where the fourth finger lies , behind the shinbone, is spleen 6. see also figs. 58, 72 & 81
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NECK AND SHOULDER AILMENTS

Shoulder and neck injuries, while they are distinct and separate in many respects and can occur individually and frequently, too often together. Furthermore, they share a number of acupuncture sites. Therefore, it is convenient to discuss the two together. We will divide the discussion into two parts: shoulder points only, combination points (points shared by both anatomical parts) , and neck points only.

Shoulder points 1 fig. 40 is the most important point for relieving pure shoulder disabilities. Pressure and rotary massage may be used. The same is true for shoulder point 2 fig. 41


Shoulder point 3 fig. 42 is also a point reserved for shoulder injuries and disabilities only. These three points can be used singly or together. As with the other parts previously described, the most pressure can be used over points more remote from the injury. All points should be used initially and then determination made if one point is superior to the other.



Fig. 40
Shoulder point 1
Large intestine 15
It is located on the outside of the shoulder bone. Have the patient raise his bent elbow to an angle of 90 degree from the body. The indentation is easier to see. In short it is located at the midpoint of the top of the outside of the arm just below the end of the shoulder bone.



Fig. 41
Shoulder point 2
Large intestine 14
Located at the midpoint of the outside of the arm(upper arm) where the tip of the (upside down appearing) triangular deltoid muscle is others, since some of the combination points also should be used. In case such as shoulder where up to 6 or 7 sites are available, it is not always possible let alone convenient to use all.




Fig. 42
Shoulder point 3
Triple Burner 14
Located on the back of the shoulder above the arm pit, in the soft tissue just below the bony top of the shoulder.





The next series of points have less direct action on the upper arm or outside portion of the shoulder. However, they do help and are very beneficial for the inside portion of and the upper axilla or the armpit. Shoulder point 4 fig. 43 is of more help to the shoulder than the neck but is of value to both.






Fig. 43
Shoulder point 4
Small intestine 12
Located on an imaginary line drawn from the tip of the shoulder to a point lying over the middle of the base of the back of the neck. The point is one third along that line from the shoulder.
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Neck Injuries and Arthritis

Shoulder point 5 fig. 44 becomes a point that is very useful in neck injuries and arthritis, but it also has a very beneficial use in the tension headaches and tension in the neck. The succeeding points also will have good use in these conditions. Shoulder point 5 also can be used for shoulder injuries. Pressure and massage is good for all these combination points, and for the neck they should be treated bilaterally.


Fig. 44
Shoulder point 5
Gall bladder 21
Located on an imaginary line drawn from the tip of the shoulder to a point lying over the middle of the base of the back of the neck. The point is on the mid point of the line.


Shoulder point 6 fig. 45 is the combination point more valuable for neck problems than shoulder problems, although it can be used for both. The use of trigger point is especially valuable in this area. The trigger point is the point frequently away from the acupuncture site that is tender and painful. It should also be pressed and massaged along with the acupuncture sites.




Fig. 45
Shoulder Point 6
Small intestine 15
Located on an imaginary line drawn from the tip of the shoulder to a point lying over the middle of the base of the back of the neck the point is one third along that line from the neck.


Neck point 2 fig 46 is a key point for neck injuries and arthritic pains, tension headaches and many other ailments. It is also found by bending the head forward, but it is better stimulated in most cases by keeping the head upright. Pressure and rotary massage both can be used.




Fig. 46
Neck Point 2
Governing Vessel 14
This point is located between seventh cervical vertebra and first thoracic vertebra. To make it simple it can be detected by bending the neck slightly and nothing prominent bone at base of neck. Points is located just below this prominent vertebral spine in the space in between it and the next lower ( and less prominent) vertebral or back spine. See also fig. 89


Neck point 3 fig. 47 is used bilaterally as are all points beneficial to the neck, except, or course, those overlying the spine. This point will be covered again when anxiety is discussed.



Fig. 47
Neck Point 3
Bladder 10
This point is located just below the first cervical vertebra located on each side of the spine at the natural level of the hair line, each points being one fingerbreadth to the side of the spine. See also fig. 84
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OBESITY

Perhaps the most aggravating condition that people must suffer from in day to day living is the inability to maintain desirable body weight. Most of the time overweight is a problem and dieting and taking diet pills is the way of life for millions. Using acupuncture sites is a recent entry into this area and is presently the subject of research. With needles there has been an initial success with some extremely difficult patients. Using the technique of pressure acupuncture also has proved promising in my practice. Abdomen point 1 fig. 48 on the left side overlies the stomach. It must be pressed deeply. Massage is not necessary.

Leg point 1 fig. 49 also can be used on both legs or on one leg. If using two is too cumbersome one works well enough. In general, the way obesity points should be utilized is at the time one feels hungry. The must effective points should be pressed for several minutes. The ones that work best must be discovered for each individual by himself by trial and it.



Fig. 48
Abdomen Point 1
Stomach 21
Located placing the finger of the left hand together and straight, then placing the tip of the index finger by the umbilicus—just below the web between the ring finger and little finger lies the point.



Fig. 49
Leg point 1
Stomach 36
Located four fingerbreadths below the lower level of the knee cap and about one fingerbreadth to the outside of the shin bone in the soft tissue there.



Knee point 6 fig. 50 is another point that can be used unilaterally or bilaterally. It may not be as successful for most people as the previous point. The same may be true for wrist hand point 11 fig. 51 but both of these points should be given a good try. I have mentioned that the points


Fig. 50
Knee point 6
Spleen 10
Located at a level three fingerbreadth above the upper border of the knee cap where an imaginary line traveling vertically up the middle of the inner thigh crosses that level. See also fig. 32 & 57

Should be pressed for a few minutes. Actually up to ten minutes for a meal ar a hunger period may be more advantageous.

Unfortunately obese person frequently lack the will power to do anything that control appetite, and if they don’t spend a reasonable period pressing the point, the points, of course, will not help.



Fig. 51
Wrist-hand point 11
Pericardium 6
Located on the palm side of the forearm three fingerbreadth above the middle of the wrist crease. See also fig. 26
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For Curbing the Appetite

Acupuncture sites on the ears are also beneficial in curbing the appetite, and while it may be awkward to stick your fingers in your ears in public when eating out, it can be used at home. Figures 52 and 53 demonstrate these points. Simply place the index fingers into the ears as shown, pressing over the site. A fair amount of pressure should be used even if it is a little unpleasant. If done properly and persistently it will reduce hunger in many people.



Fig. 52 & 53
Ear point 1
Pericardium 6
Following the rim of the ear around until it ends up in front by becoming the ridge within the ear itself. The point lies immediately behind the end of the ridge.
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Acupressure Point for Impotence



IMPOTENCE


Impotence is another very frustrating experience for men, and for women in their relationship with men. Pressure and massage on the acupuncture sites can be beneficial. It can be of even greater value if the person afflicted remains calm and his partner uses restraint in criticizing or showing contempt even by facial expressions. Fig. 54 is a key point. Pressure against it with rotary massage can be used by either partner.

Back point 2 fig. 55 , knee point 3 fig 56 , knee point 6 fig 57, ankle-foot point6 fig. 58 and abdomen point 4 fig. 59 are all useful points and should all be tried. Those points that are bilateral should be used bilaterally. Pressure and massage can both be used. Apply strong pressure except where a point may be particularly sensitive.

One must not give up easily in this Endeavour, and if initially there is lack of success, a rest period in order with relaxing, light conversation and no recriminations is always beneficial. Then one should make try at another points.

The most effort and time should be directed at the points illustrated in figures 54, 55 and 59, but the other be tried too.




Fig. 54
Penis Point
Trigger point
Located in the mid point of the base of the penis at its junction with the scrotum.




Fig. 55
Back point
Bladder 23
Located between second and third lumber vertebrae, just behind the navel on each side of the spinal column, each point lying about two fingerbreadth to the side of the middle of the spinal column. Points are located at the same level as the bottom of the rib cage. See also fig. 8




Fig. 56
Knee Point 3
Liver 8
Located by bending the knee and finding the crease formed on the medial or inner aspect. The point is at the end of the crease. See also fig. 29


Ten or even fifteen minutes should be devoted to the acupuncture sites. At that point an attempt at the conventional type of love play or stimulation should be made. It must be kept in mind that pressure acupuncture is the proper balance in the nervous system so that an erection can take place.


Fig. 57
Knee point 6
Spleen 10
Located at a level three fingerbreadth above the level of the upper border of the knee cap where an imaginary line traveling vertically up the middle of the thigh crosses that level. See also fig. 32 and 50.


Pressure on these indicated points is not itself a form of sex. It is used so that the conventional forms of sex which are not working at the time will start to work. Therefore, if the acupressure does not in itself produce an erection it is not necessarily designed to do that.



Fig. 58
Ankle-foot point 6
Spleen 6
Located four fingerbreadth above the medial malleolus or the inner rounded ankle bone at the middle of the inside aspect of the leg. See also figs. 39,72 and 81


Acupressure is designed to enable the person to obtain an erection when those things that formerly produced an erection are again induced. One must not give up easily and get discouraged. Especially, one must have a positive attitude towards solving the problem.



Fig. 59
Abdomen point 4
Conception vessel 4
Located in the middle of the abdomen, one and half inches below the navel or four fingerbreadth below the umbilicus. See also fig. 80





Spleen 6 and Stomach 36 together tone the digestive tract and strengthen overall well-being




Liver 3 relaxes the nervous system and brings energy down from the head





Kidney 3 increases circulation to the urinary tract and reproductive organs.






Gallbladder 20 helps to bring down energy from the head and keep it circulating throughout the body.


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