Acupressure is an ancient art of healing affections by pressing with fingers (in a special way) on certain key points that stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body. These lines are through the body and by applying pressure on them, you can remove the blockage from these lines. This helps improve the flow of qi or chi and stimulates the immune system.
This is a form of touch therapy (massage) based on the combination of acupuncture principles and other branches of Chinese medicine.
During acupressure, some nerve endings are activated. Unlike acupuncture that is done using needles, acupressure is painless and is done by massage.
One of these pressure points of great importance in the body is called Tai Chong or LV-3. Applying the pressure or massaging this pressure point every day for 2 minutes eliminates a wide variety of health problems.
Among them are:
- rhinorrhoea, dizziness and headache
- swollen, red and painful eyes or blurred vision
- vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and constipation
- anxiety, irritability and insomnia.
Here’s where this point is on your leg and how you need to massage it: