These are the acupressure points for arthritis of the fingers. 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 TH5 — Wai Guan
Chinese Name: 外關
Location: three finger width above wrist crease on the dorsal side.
Benefits: headaches, pain in the cheek, jaw, TMJ problems, deafness, ringing in the ears, sensation of plugged ear, earache, pain behind the ear, pain in the hand, arthritis of the hands, hand tremor, to regulate abnormal heat sensation
Acupressure Point P6 — Nei Guan
Chinese Name: 內關
Location: three finger width above the wrist crease on the palmar side.
Benefits: palpitation, vomiting, mental disorders, chest pains-emotional and physical, nausea, to decrease appetite, to calm down, decrease panic attacks, to stop smoking, addictions to alcohol, food and drugs, poor memory, to promote yawning, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Acupressure Point H7 — Shen Men
Chinese Name: 神門
Location: medial side (ulnar) of the transverse crease of the wrist.
Benefits: chest pain, night sweat, spontaneous sweating, stage fright, phobias , nervousness (massage this point before interviews, speeches, wedding, exams, flying etc .) Irritability, mental disorders, poor memory, promote mental clarity, promote retention of knowledge in the brain (good for students to massage this point five minutes before beginning study to prepare for exams etc,), chest palpitation, insomnia, nightmares, excessive dreaming, to mend broken heart, emotional stagnation, unable to cry, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients.
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.