Acupressure Point ST41

Activate body’s self-healing power with Acupressure.

Name: Jie Xi
Chinese Name: 解溪

Location: at the junction of the dorsum of foot and the leg, between the tendons of extensor digitorum longus and halluces longus, approximately at the level of the tip of the external malleolus.

Benefits: edema of the head, edema of the face, dizziness, vertigo, abdominal distention, constipation, clinical depression, rheumatism, ringing in the ear, headaches.

To activate your body’s self-healing power, first locate of the acupressure points that you need to work on for your specific needs. Apply firm pressure is the most fundamental technique. Use thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure to the point for 1-2 minutes.

A general guideline to follow is that the pressure should be firm enough so that it hurts a little. The more developed the muscles are, the more pressure you should apply. If you feel extreme sensitivity or pain, gradually decrease the pressure until you find a balance between pain and pleasure. Do not continue to press a point that is excruciatingly painful.

How to apply acupressure

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It’s important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, helps to clear away toxic substances in our body.

Caution: please consult with your physician before practicing Acupressure.

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