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Acupressure Points for Colds & Flu

Press B 2

Hold St 3 and L Î 20

Press L Î 11

Grasp L Î 4

Firmly press GB 20

Firmly press K 27

Drilling Bamboo (B 2)

Location: In the indentations to the eye sockets, on either side of where the bridge to the nose meets the ridge of the eyebrows.

Facial Beauty (St 3)

Location: At the bottom to the cheekbones directly below the pupil.

Welcoming Perfume ( L Î 20)

Location: On either cheek just, outside each nostril

Crooked Pond (L Î 11)

Location: At the outer edge of the eyebrow crease.

Joining the Valley (Hoku) (L Î 4)

Caution: This point is forbidden for pregnant women until labor because its stimulation can cause premature contractions in the uterus.

Location: In the webbing between the thumb and index finger at the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index finger are brought close together.

Gates of Consciousness ( GB 20)

Location: Below the base of the skull, in the hollow between the two large vertical neck muscles, two to three inches apart depending on the size of the head.

Elegant Mansion ( K 27)

Location: In the hollow below the collarbone next to the breastbone.

All rights reserved Copyright©1990 by Michael Reed Gach- Acupressure’s Potent Points, A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

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