These are the acupressure points for insomnia. 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 GV20 — Bai Hui
Chinese Name: 百會
Location: center of the top of the head where the line connecting the high points of your ears crosses the body midline until you feel a slight dip.
Benefits: headache on the top of the head, dizziness, insomnia, poor memory, hot flashes, epilepsy, mental disorders, good for memory and concentration, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, nasal obstruction, low energy, prolapse of the rectum.
Acupressure Point H7 — Shen Men
Chinese Name: 神門
Location: medial side (ulnar) of the transverse crease of the wrist.
Benefits: chest pain, night sweat, spontaneous sweating, stage fright, phobias , nervousness (massage this point before interviews, speeches, wedding, exams, flying etc .) Irritability, mental disorders, poor memory, promote mental clarity, promote retention of knowledge in the brain (good for students to massage this point five minutes before beginning study to prepare for exams etc,), chest palpitation, insomnia, nightmares, excessive dreaming, to mend broken heart, emotional stagnation, unable to cry, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients.
Acupressure Point K6 — Zhao Hai
Chinese Name: 照海
Location: 1 body inch below the medial malleolus.
Benefits: irregular menstruation, PMS, prolapse of the uterus, pruritus vulvae, frequency of urination, epilepsy, insomnia, sore throat, increase psychic ability, impotence, male sexual problems.
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 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 Liver Point
Location: on the right side, 2 body inches lateral to cv12, on the lower border of the rib cage.
Benefits: vomiting, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, pain in the hypochondriac area.
Acupressure Point Ex-HN — Anmian
Chinese Name: 安眠
Location: approximately 1 body inch anterior to GB 20.
Benefits: insomnia, vertigo, headache, palpitation, manic disorder, hyperactivity, mental irritability.
Acupressure Point SP4 — Gong Sun
Chinese Name: 公孫
Location: On the arch of the foot, in the hollow two finger-width away from the ball of the foot, above the tendon of big toe.
Benefits: colitis, diverticulitis, crohn’s disease, gastric pain, vomiting, sour stomach, immune deficiency disorders, chronic fatigue, cancer of the stomach, inflammation of the stomach, gastric ulcers, internal hemorrhage, ascites, pleurisy, epilepsy, arthritis, depression, anxiety attacks, irritable bowls.
Acupressure Point H5 — Tong Li
Chinese Name: 通里
Location: 1 body inch above the wrist crease on the ulnar side.
Benefits: palpitation, dizziness, blurred vision, sore throat, hoarseness of voice, stiffness of the tongue, nervousness, pain in the wrist and arm.
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.