These are the acupressure points for fever. 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 LU9 — Tai Yuan
Chinese Name: 太 淵
Location: distal to the styloid process of the radius, at the radial side of the wrist crease.
Benefits: poor circulation, arterial sclerosis, headache, migraine, neck rigidity, cough, asthma, sore throat, facial paralysis, toothache, pain and weakness of the wrist, blood disorder
Acupressure Point LI4 — Hoku
Chinese Name: 合 谷
Location: At the highest spot of the muscle on the back of the hand that protrudes when the thumb and index finger are brought close together. Midway between the thumb and index finger approximately one body inch above the web.
Benefits: Relieves pain and inflammation in the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck. Headache, red eye, pain in the eye, nose bleed, toothache, sore throat, facial swelling, fever, abdominal pain, constipation, delayed menstrual cycles, absence of menstruation in fertile women without pregnancy, PMS, delayed labor, to balance the energy in the body, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients
Acupressure Point SI3 — Hou Xi
Chinese Name: 後溪
Location: when a loose fist is made, this point is close to the head of the 5th metacarpal bone on the ulnar side.
Benefits: headache, stiff neck, intracranial pressure increase, glaucoma, weakness of the eye muscles, pain in the eyes, red eyes, pressure in the eyes, deafness, ringing in the ears, fever, weakness of the arm muscles, twitching of the elbow, arm and fingers, spasms of the upper back muscles, upper backache, epilepsy, night sweating
Acupressure Point P9 — Zhong Chong
Chinese Name: 中沖
Location: in the center of the tip of the middle finger.
Benefits: revival point, cardiac pain, irritability, loss of consciousness, heat stroke, febrile diseases, stiffness of the tongue, unusually warm palms and soles, fainting, poor memory, shortness of breath.
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 GB20 — Fen Chi
Chinese Name: 風池
Location: below the base of the skull, in the hollow between the two large, vertical neck muscles, two to three inches apart depending on the size of the head.
Benefits: occipital headache, dizziness, pain and stiffness of the neck, pain in the shoulder, fever, common cold, whiplash, hypertension, weakness of the whole body.
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 LI11 — Qu Chi
Chinese Name: 曲池
Location: On the top, outer end of the elbow crease. bend your arm, press your thumb into the hollow located on the top, outer end of the elbow crease, directly above the elbow, between the elbow joint (below) and the muscle (above).
Benefits: food allergy, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, fever, sore throat, pain in the elbow and arm, tennis elbow, to balance the energy in cancer patients. Relieves allergies, particularly inflamed skin disorders (such as hives and rashes), itching, and fevers.
Acupressure Point GB44 — Zu Qiao Yin
Chinese Name: 足竅陰
Location: on the lateral side of the fourth toe, about 0.1 body inch posterior to the corner of the nail.
Benefits: migraine, deafness, ringing in the ears, eye troubles, like poor vision, blurred vision, infection, red eye, fever, dream disturbed sleep.
Acupressure Point GB41 — Zu Lin Qi
Chinese Name: 足臨泣
Location: in the depression distal to the junction of the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digiti minimi of the foot.
Benefits: headache, vertigo, pain in the outer canthus, pain in the upper abdomen, pain in the breast, irregular menstruation, pain and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, neuroma, spasm of the foot and toe.
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 UB60 — Kun Lun
Chinese Name: 昆侖
Location: in the depression between the external malleolus and tendo calcaneus.
Benefits: lower back pain, sciatica, radiculitis, numbness, headache, neck rigidity, blurred vision, backache, pain in the heel, epilepsy, fever, nosebleed.
Acupressure Point K1 — Yong Quan
Chinese Name: 涌泉
Location: in the depression appearing on the sole when the foot is in plantar flexion, approximately at the junction of the anterior and middle third of the sole.
Benefits: revival point, drowning, heart problem, sterility, muscular dystrophy, pain in the vertex, dizziness, blurred vision, sore throat, dryness of the tongue, aphonia, fevers.
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.