Acupuncture, acupressure, and massage, along with issues facing TCM translations and development in the U.S. and worldwide.
What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure?
Acupuncture triggers a stronger stimulation to activate the body’s innate healing ability than does acupressure.
Acupressure Point ST36: Stomach 36 or Zu San Li
Zu San Li (ST36) is commonly used for gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea and vomiting, as well as stress and fatigue.
Acupressure Point SP6: Spleen 6 or San Yin Jiao
San Yin Jiao (SP6) is commonly used for urological, pelvic disorders, insomnia, and menstrual cramps.
Acupressure Point P6: Pericardium 6 or Nei Guan
Nei Guan is commonly used to help relieve nausea, upset stomach, motion sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches
Acupressure Point LI10: Large Intestine 10 or Shou San Li
Shou San Li (LI10) is commonly used for neck tightness, shoulder pain, diarrhea, and tennis elbow.
Acupressure Point LI4: Large Intestine 6 or He Gu
He Gu (LI4) is commonly used for stress, facial pain, headaches, toothaches and neck pain.
Acupressure Point GB21: Gallbladder 21 or Jian Jing
Jian Jing (GB21) is most commonly used for pain, neck stiffness, shoulder tension, and headaches.
Acupressure Point GB20: Gallbladder 20 or Feng Chi (Wind Pool)
Feng Chi (GB20) is recommended for headache, migraine, eye blurriness or fatigue, low energy, and cold/flu symptoms.
Acupressure Point LV3: Liver 3 or Tai Chong
Tai Chong (LV3) is commonly used for stress, lower back pain, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, limb pain, insomnia and anxiety.
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