acupressure skills lab
Post on 24-Nov-2015
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DESCRIPTIONAcupressure at home
Acupressure Points (as done during skills lab)
By: Zahra S. Al-Mussawi, D. C. email@example.com
Large Intestine Meridian (LI) LI 4 upper extremity pain including headache; good point for
large intestine; contraindicated during pregnancy; to locate point have palm facing down and palpate along lateral aspect of index finger to metacarpal and find groove just before carpals; it should be tender.
Large Intestine Meridian (LI) LI 11 good point for detoxification of large intestine;
point can be found at the beginning of the elbow crease on the lateral side while elbow is slightly bent; point can be tender.
Kidney Meridian (KI) KI 1 at bottom of foot; may help to find point while
dorsi flexing toes; point is usually tender; can help for calming; anxiety; insomnia; blood pressure
Kidney Meridian (KI) KI 27 point to help balance major organs; neurological
point; usually tender; Go an inch down from clavicle and an inch out; soft spot
between clavicle and rib See KI 27 in picture below
Spleen Meridian (SP) SP 6 good point for female gender issues for
example premenstrual syndrome; approx. 3 inches above medial malleolus; will feel grove along tibia; usually tender; contraindicated for pregnancy.
Sinus Congestion Points First place fingers under zygomatic bone Second place tip of index fingers as shown in picture
below next to nose. Last, place fingers on center of eyebrows.
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Headache Relief Points Bladder one on both sides
Headache Relief Points cont. Medial to mastoid process on both sides
Governing Vessel Meridian (GV)
GV 20 on top of head where a babys soft spot is; usually warm; good for mental acuity to hemorrhoids; 100 acupuncture points meet here;
Acupressure through the ears Good points to do are the zero point and shen men; zero point balances all
points and shen men releases endorphins and helps to relief pain and just
an overall good feel point.
Acupressure through the ears For neck pain, low back pain, shoulder or knee pain see picture
below; find and hold point.
Gently hold points and take deep breaths Feel for pulse or relaxation of tissues Continue as needed If pain persists, please see your health