These are the acupressure points for cramps in the legs. 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 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 UB57 — Cheng Shan
Chinese Name: 承山
Location: directly below the belly of muscle gastrocnemius.
Benefits: cramps in the legs, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, constipation, sagging calf muscles, leg pains, low backache, poor circulation in the legs.
Acupressure Point ST38 — Tiao Kou
Chinese Name: 條 口
Location: 2 body inches below ST 37, one finger breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.
Benefits: pain in the leg, numbness, soreness and pain of the knee and leg, weakness and motor impairment of the foot, pain and motor impairment of the shoulder, cramps in the leg, and abdominal pain, irritable bowels.
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 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.
Acupressure Point LV5 — Li Gou
Chinese Name: 蠡溝
Location: 7 finger width above the tip of the medial malleolus on the medial border of tibia.
Benefits: chemical and environmental toxicity, chronic fatigue syndrome, immune deficiency disorders, irregular menstruation, PMS, fibromyalgia, dysuria, low energy, retention of urine, 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.