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201765 HowtoUseAcupressurePointsforFootPain:10Steps

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TwoMethods: TreatingHeelPainwithAcupressure TreatingAnklePainwithAcupressure

Acupressureisaformofalternativemedicinethatusesthefingerstograduallypresskeyhealingpointsinthebody.The
foundationbehindacupressureisthatwhenyoutriggercertainpressurepointsinyourbody,ithelpstoreleasetension,
increasescirculation,reducespain,anddevelopsspiritualityandvibranthealth.Acupressureusesthesamepressurepoints
(ormeridians)asacupunctureanditmaybeabeneficialandanaturalwaytotreatfootpainaclinicalstudyevaluatedthe
effectivenessofacupunctureanddemonstratedthatitprovidedsignificantpainreliefinpatientswithchronicfootpain.Ifyou
wanttotryalternativemedicineforfootpain,acupressuremaybeforyou.[1]

Method
TreatingHeelPainwithAcupressure
1

1 ObtainAcupressurecharts.Thesechartsshowtheexactlocationofthepointsdescribedbelowandunlessyou
areveryfamiliarwithacupuncturepoints,youllneedthechartstolocatethecorrectpressurepointsinyourbody.
Checkthefollowingwebsiteforfreeacupuncturecharts:
Chiro.org[2]
Qijournal.com[3]

2 Practicethetwodifferenttechniquesofacupressure.Acupressurepointsaremanipulatedintwodifferent
ways:byeitherpressing(reinforcing)orreducingthem.[4]
Pressingtechnique:Useyourfingersorsomethingblunt(suchasapencileraserattheendofapencil)to
presstheparticularpointbetween30secondstotwominutes.Shorterpressurescanbeusedandevenafew
secondscanproviderelief.
Reducingtechnique:Placeyourfingeroverapointandturnafingerincounterclockwisedirectionforoneto
twominutes.
Useenoughpressuretofeelthepressurebutnottoomuch(youshouldnotfeelpain).
Foreachacupuncturepointmentionedbelow,useoneorbothofthetechniquesmentionedabovefrom30
secondstotwominutesperpoint(unlessdirectedotherwise).

3 ManipulatetheKidneyMeridianpoints.Thesearelocatedonthebottomofthefoot.Consulttheacupuncture
chartstofindthesepointsinyourbodyandmanipulateoneorseveralofthefollowingpoints:[5][6]
FuliuKI7(onthefront,innersideoftheachillestendon)andJiaoxinKI8(thefront,innersideoftherounded
borderoftheshinbone,abovetheankle)points.Applypressuretothesetwopointsatthesametime.
DazhongKI4(behindandunderthemedialmalleolus,orthebonyknobontheinnersideofyourankle)and
ShuiquanKI5(ontheinnersideoftheheel,inadepressionbelowbutinfrontofKI4)points.
YongquanKI1(onthesoleofthefoot)togetherwiththeLiverMeridianpointTaichongLV3(onbackofthe
foot).Applyingacupressuretothesetwopointshelpstreattendonsandligaments.

4 ManipulatetheBladderMeridianpoints.Theseacupuncturepointsareindicatedfordiseasesinthelowerlimbs
aswellasinthehead,neck,eyes,back,groin.
Manipulatethefollowingtwopoints:WeizhongBL54(attheverytopofyourhamstring,closertotheinnerpart
ofthebackofyourleg)andChengshanBL57(belowthecalfmuscle)points.[7]

5 Stimulatethelocalandadjacentpointsatthesiteofinjury.TheShimianMLE5,locatedatthecenterofthe
heel,isalocalpointthatactsasthetargetzoneoftheplantarfasciaanditsattachmenttotheheelbone.[8]

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Applyacupressurefor30secondsto2minutestotheShimianMLE5.

6 Useacupressurepointstoreleaseendorphins.Activatingpressurepointsrelievespainandrelaxesmuscular
tensionreleasingendorphins.Theseendorphinsaresimilartomorphineinthewayofnumbingthepain.By
applyingpressuretotheLiverMeridianLV3andGallBladderMeridianGB41points,youcanenableyourbodyto
produceitsownnaturalpainkillers.[9]
InChinesemedicine,theliverisanenergyorganandwhensomeonehasliverimbalancestheyaremore
susceptibletotendoninflammationandcontinuousstressinjury.[10]
TaichongLV3islocatedonthetopofthefootbetweenthefirstandsecondmetatarsalbones.[11]
ZulinqiGB41isalsoonthetopofthefootbetweenthefourthandfifthmetatarsalbones.
Relievepainbypressingyourfingersfirmlyandsteadilyonthetwopointsfortwominutes.Breathedeeply
whileyoudothis.

Method
TreatingAnklePainwithAcupressure
2

1 ManipulatetheIlluminatedSeapoint.Thispressurepoint(alsoknownKI6)canbefoundontheinnersideof
theankle,onethumbwidthbelowtheanklebone.Thiswillhelprelieveswollenandstiffankles.[12][13]
Placeyourthumbsonecentimeterawayfromtheankle.
Applypressurewithboththumbsonbothpressurepointssimultaneously.

2 EngagetheQiuxupoint.Thisacupressurepoint(alsoknownasGB40)islocatedinthelargehollowdirectly
infrontoftheouteranklebone.Manipulatingthispointrelievesankleproblemsincludingsprains,swellingand
sciaticpain.
Pressthispointwithafingerorpencilforonetotwominutes,alternatingevery60secondsbetweenlightand
firmpressure.[14]Eventuallyyoucanworkuptofiveto10minutesofpressure.
Youcanusefingers,knuckles,sideofthehand,aneraseronapencil,etc.toapplypressure.Ifusingyour
hands,youshouldchangehandseveryminuteorsotoavoidbeingfatigued.

3 ManipulatetheHighMountainspoint.Thispoint(alsoknownasBL60)islocatedinthehollowbetweenthe
outerankleboneandtheAchillestendon.Thiscanhelpwithswollenfeet,anklepain,thighpain,arthritisinthe
footjoints,lowerbackpain,andincreasebloodflow.[15]
PlaceyourthumbonthepointbetweentheouterankleboneandtheAchillestendon.
Pressthispointforfiveminutesbyreleasingthepressureaftereverythirtysecondsforafewseconds.
Repeattwoorthreetimesatnighteverydayforfasterrelief.
Thispointiscontraindicatedduringpregnancy.[16]

4 TryworkingtheCalmSleeppoint.Thispoint(alsoknownasBL62)isthefirstindentationdirectlybelowthe
outeranklebone.Itisonethirdthedistancefromtheouteranklebonetothebottomoftheheel.Thiswillhelp
relieveheelpain,anklepain,insomnia,andgeneralfootaches.[17]
Applythereducingtechniquetothispointforoneto2minutes.
Repeateverydayifneeded.

Tips

Ifyouhaveverythickfingers,youmaynotfeelthefulleffectofpressingonacupressurepointsbecausetheareawillbe
stimulatedsubtly.Useapencileraserorknuckletoincreasetheeffect.
Acupressureisnotthesameasreflexology,thoughbothareconsideredreflextherapies.Reflexologyfocusesonthefeet
andwasdevelopedinthe20thcentury,whileacupressureusestheentirebodyandhasbeenaroundforthousandsof

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years.[18]

Warnings

Alwaysconsultyourdoctorfirstbeforetryingalternativemedicine.Footpainmightbecausedbyotherseriousconditions,
suchasabonefracture.

SourcesandCitations

1.http://aim.bmj.com/content/16/2/66.abstract
2.http://www.chiro.org/acupuncture/ABSTRACTS/Acupuncture_Charts.shtml
3.http://www.qijournal.com/AcuModel.asp

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