These are the acupressure points for cold limbs. 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 SP6 — San Yin Jiao
Chinese Name: 三陰交
Location: On the inside surface of the leg, four fingers-width above the inner anklebone.
Benefits: balancing point, abdominal distention, loose stools with undigested food, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, clinical depression, immune deficiency disorders, chronic fatigue, impotence, low sperm, sterility in men and women, regulate hormone function, low sexual desire in men and women, pain in the external genitalia, warts, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, insomnia, PMS, hot flashes, cold limbs, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients.
Acupressure Point ST45 — Lidui
Chinese Name: 歷 兌
Location: on the lateral side of the 2nd toe, 0.1 body inch posterior to the corner of the nail.
Benefits: facial swelling, deviation of the mouth, facial palsy, nose bleed, toothache, sore throat, hoarse voice, abdominal distention, coldness in the leg and foot, fever, dream-disturbed sleep, nightmares, food poisoning, abdominal pains due to over eating.
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 M-LE-13 — Lan Wei Xue
Chinese Name: 闌尾穴
Location: The tender spot about 2 body inches below St 36.
Benefits: Activates qi and blood and clears heat and fire poison from the Large Intestine. Acute and chronic appendicitis, indigestion, abdominal pains, abdominal spasms, poor peristalsis, incontinence of the bowel and bladder, paralysis of the lower extremities.
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.
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.