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Acupressure Points for Relieving Arthritis.
Working on these points can help you get better
quicker. You do not have to use all of these
points. Using just one or two of them whenever
you have a free hand can be effective.
Points (A) -- Crooked Pond
Location: On the upper edge of the elbow crease.
Benefits: Relieves arthritic pain, especially
in the elbow and shoulder.
Points (B) -- Outer Gate
Location: Two and one-half finger widths above
the wrist crease on the outer forearm midway
between the two bones of the arm. Benefits:
Relieves rheumatism, tendonitis, wrist pain,
and shoulder pain.
Points (C) -- Joining the Valley
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
Benefits: Relieves pain and inflammation in
the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck.
Points (D) -- Three Mile Point
Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap,
one finger width to the outside of the leg.
Benefits: Strengthens the body, benefits the
joints, and relieves the fatigue that often
results from the drain of dealing with arthritic
Points (E) -- Gates of Consciousness
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.
Benefits: Relieves arthritis, as well as the
following common complaints that often accompany
arthritic pain: headaches, insomnia, stiff neck,
neck pain, fatigue, and general irritability.