These are the acupressure points for rheumatoid arthritis. 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 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 GV26 — Ren Zhong
Chinese Name: 人中
Location: below the nose, a little above the midpoint of the philtrum. in the hollow between the upper lip and the nose.
Benefits: revival point from cardiac and respiratory arrest, mental disorders, epilepsy, convulsions, coma, facial paralysis, swelling of the face, low vitality, lockjaw, diabetes, fainting spells, chest pains, heart attacks, heat stroke, middle and lower back aches, spasms of the lower back, face lift point.
Acupressure Point SP10 — Yin Bai
Chinese Name: 隱白
Location: when the knee is flexed, 3 finger width above the superior border of the patella, on the medial side of the thigh. Feel for pain or tenderness at the spot.
Benefits: uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, painful menstrual periods, premenstrual symptoms, absence of periods in fertile women without pregnancy, skin disorders, eczema, hives, sores in the mouth, cold sores, diabetes, sea food poisonng, any blood poisoning, acne, boils, carbuncles, furuncles etc. On the skin, kidney infection, bladder infection, septicemia, anywhere in the body, aids, immune deficiency disorders, decreased white blood cells in the blood, blood diseases, leukemia, cancer of any type, thyroid disorders, pain in the knee, pain in the medial part of the thigh.
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 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 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 LV3 — Tai Chong
Chinese Name: 太沖
Location: in the depression distal to the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones.
Benefits: balancing point, low energy, hypertension, uterine bleeding, PMS, retention of urine, abdominal distention, fever, diarrhea, headache, chemical toxicity, anger, epilepsy, bleeding from the stomach, bleeding from the eyes, mouth, mucus membrane, stroke, infantile convulsion, poor circulation.
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.
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 SP21 — Da Bao
Chinese Name: 大 包
Location: on the mid-axillary line, 6 body inches below the axilla.
Benefits: pain in the chest, in the hypochondriac region, asthma, fibromyalgia, general body ache and general weakness.
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.