These are the acupressure points for arthritis of the ankles and toes. Working on these points can help you get better faster. 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.
Acupressure Point LV8 — Qu Quan
Chinese Name: 曲泉
Location: on the medial side of the knee joint, posterior to the medial condyle of the tibia.
Benefits: lower abdominal pain, hiatal hernia, pain in the extremities, pain all over the body, dysuria, pruritus, manic disorders, pain in the external genitalia, arthritis of the knee, low sperm count, infertility in male or female, sexual dysfunction in male or female, PMS, psoriasis, skin problems, to produce sweat, insomnia, depression, anxiety attacks, venereal diseases.
Acupressure Point SP9 — Yin Ling Quan
Chinese Name: 陰陵泉
Location: On the inside of the leg, under the kneecap in the hallow just below the bulge. on the lower border of the medial condyle of the knee bone (tibia), in the depression between the posterior border of the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle.
Benefits: abdominal distention, edema, water retention, incontinence of urine, difficulty urinating, not producing enough urine, kidney not able to filter enough urine, pain of the external genitalia, insomnia, painful intercourse, low libido in male or female.
Acupressure Point UB60 — Kun Lun
Chinese Name: 昆侖
Location: in the depression between the external malleolus and tendo calcaneus.
Benefits: lower back pain, sciatica, radiculitis, numbness, headache, neck rigidity, blurred vision, backache, pain in the heel, epilepsy, fever, nosebleed.
Acupressure Point K3 — Tai Xi
Chinese Name: 太溪
Location: in the depression between the medial malleolus and tendo-calcaneus, level withe tip of the medial malleolus.
Benefits: balancing point, sore throat, toothache, deafness, hemoptysis, asthma, insomnia, impotence, frequency of urination, lower backache, swollen gums, palpitations, fear, emotions, anxiety attacks, vomiting, cold sores. “ever young point” to remove the age lines, to reduce the sensation of excessive heat or cold, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Acupressure Point GB41 — Zu Lin Qi
Chinese Name: 足臨泣
Location: in the depression distal to the junction of the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digiti minimi of the foot.
Benefits: headache, vertigo, pain in the outer canthus, pain in the upper abdomen, pain in the breast, irregular menstruation, pain and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, neuroma, spasm of the foot and toe.
Acupressure Point GB39 — Xuan Zhong
Chinese Name: 懸鐘
Location: 3 body inches above the tip of the external malleolus, in the depression between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of m.peroneus longus and brevis.
Benefits: weakness of the limbs, stiff neck, bloating of the abdomen, pain in the hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy of the limbs, spasm and cramps of the legs, tired eyes, vision problems.
It is important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.
Caution: You should consult with a healthcare professional before practicing Acupressure or starting any diet, exercise, Chinese herbs or other supplementation programs.