These are the acupressure points for cough. 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 LU1 — Zhong Fu
Chinese Name: 中 府
Location: in the depression below the acromial extremity of the clavicle, 8 finger width lateral to the midline. On the outside edge of the rib cage, three finger-width below the clavicle.
Benefits: shortness of breath, upper respiratory disorders, cough, asthma, pain in the chest, pain in the shoulder and back, fullness in the chest, bronchitis, pneumonia, postnasal drip.
Acupressure Point ST16 — Ying Chuang
Chinese Name: 膺窗
Location: in the 3rd intercostal space, 4 body inches lateral to the cv meridian.
Benefits: fullness in the chest, pain in the chest, pain in the hypochondrium, cough, asthma, mastitis, lactation deficiency.
Acupressure Point LU7 — Lie Que
Chinese Name: 列 缺
Location: On the side of the arm, one thumb-width away from the wrist crest.
Benefits: headache, migraine, neck rigidity, cough, asthma, sore throat, facial paralysis, toothache, pain and weakness of the wrist.
Acupressure Point Dingchuan
Location: 0.5 body inch lateral to cervical vertebra no. 7, below the prominent vertebra.
Benefits: asthma, cough, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.
Acupressure Point GV14
Location: below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra, approximately at the level of the shoulders.
Benefits: neck pains, stiffness, fever, epilepsy, cough, asthma, common cold, upper backach.
Acupressure Point GV11 — Chen Dao
Chinese Name: 神道
Location: below the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
Benefits: poor memory, anxiety, palpitation, cardiac pain, pain and stiffness of the back, cough.
Acupressure Point LU11 — Shao Shang
Chinese Name: 少 商
Location: on the radial side of the thumb, posterior to the corner of the nail.
Benefits: cough, asthma, sore throat, laryngitis, nosebleed, mental fog, irritability, loss of consciousness.
Acupressure Point ST40 — Feng Long
Chinese Name: 豐隆
Location: 8 finger width above the lateral malleolus, two finger width lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.
Benefits: water retention, phlegm anywhere in the body, chest pain, asthma, excessive sputum, abscesses in the internal organs, sore throat, pain of the lower leg, headaches, dizziness, mental disorders, manic disorders, schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy.
Acupressure Point UB43 — Gao Huang Shu
Chinese Name: 膏肓俞
Location: 4 finger width lateral to the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra.
Benefits: cough, asthma, blood in the sputum, night sweating, tuberculosis, poor memory, indigestion, emphysema, immune deficiency disorders, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, low energy.
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.