Acupressure Massage for Shortness of Breath

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Shortness of Breath
Shortness of Breath
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These are the acupressure points for shortness of breath. 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 CV6 — Qi Hai
Chinese Name: 氣海

Location: on the midline of the abdomen, two finger width below the belly button.
Benefits: balance the energy, abdominal pain, nocturnal emission, impotence, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, hernia, asthma, abdominal pain, incontinence of urine, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal distention, edema.

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 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 LU5 — Chi Ze
Chinese Name: 尺  澤

Location: on the cubital crease of the elbow, in the depression at the radial side of the tendon of biceps brachii.
Benefits: dry cough, wet cough, fever, asthma, water retention in the lungs, sore throat, chest congestion, pain in the elbow and arm.
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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.

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 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 CV17 — Dan Zhong
Chinese Name: 膻中

Location: on the midline of the breastbone, between the nipples, level with the 4th intercostal space. in the center of the breastbone, midway between nipples.
Benefits: asthma, poor energy circulation, hiccup, pain in the chest, lactation deficiency, point to balance the energy.

Acupressure Point Ear Asthma
Location: at apex of antitragus.
Benefits: asthma, bronchitis, and shortness of breath.

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.

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.

By |2016-11-20T04:22:55+00:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: Acupressure, Natural Healing|Tags: |

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