These are the acupressure points for arthritis of the knee. 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 UB40 — Wei Zhong
Chinese Name: 委中
Location: midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of muscle biceps femoris and muscle semitendinosus.
Benefits: lower back pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, viral infection, bacterial infection, arthritis, fever, falling hair, falling eyebrow, pain in the lower extremities, sciatic neuralgia.
Acupressure Point SP10 — Yin Bai
Chinese Name: 隱白
Location: when the knee is flexed, 3 finger width above the superior border of the patella, on the medial side of the thigh. Feel for pain or tenderness at the spot.
Benefits: uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, painful menstrual periods, premenstrual symptoms, absence of periods in fertile women without pregnancy, skin disorders, eczema, hives, sores in the mouth, cold sores, diabetes, sea food poisonng, any blood poisoning, acne, boils, carbuncles, furuncles etc. On the skin, kidney infection, bladder infection, septicemia, anywhere in the body, aids, immune deficiency disorders, decreased white blood cells in the blood, blood diseases, leukemia, cancer of any type, thyroid disorders, pain in the knee, pain in the medial part of the thigh.
Acupressure Point UB39 — Wei Yang
Chinese Name: 委陽
Location: lateral to the midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa.
Benefits: pain and stiffness of the lower back, lower abdominal distention, diabetes, hot palms and soles, cramps in the leg and foot, fever, abnormal sensation, dysuria, incontinence of urine.
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 ST36 — Zu San Li
Chinese Name: 足三里
Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap toward the outside of the shinbone.
Benefits: Strengthens the whole body to prevent as well as relieve allergies. long life point, balancing point, to boost up energy, knee pain, gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, mental fog, mental disorders, schizophrenia, arterial sclerosis, poor digestion especially of proteins and carbohydrates, diabetes, breast abscess, mastitis, pain and swelling in the breast, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Strengthens and tones the muscles and improves the condition of the skin throughout the entire body.
Acupressure Point ST37 — Shang Ju Xu
Chinese Name: 上巨虛
Location: 8 finger width (6 body inch) below the lateral eye of the patella, on the line connecting the eye of the patella and the external malleolus.
Benefits: abdominal bloating, severe constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, appendicitis, cramps in the lower abdomen, knee pain, colitis, irritable bowels.
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.