These are the acupressure points for toothache. 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 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 ST44 — Nei Ting
Chinese Name: 內 庭
Location: proximal to the web between the 2nd and 3rd toes, in the depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarso-digital joint.
Benefits: toothache, frontal headache, nasal congestion, dental anesthesia, laryngitis, pain during menstrual periods, nose bleed, abdominal pain, food retention, fever.
Acupressure Point ST7 — Xia Guan
Chinese Name: 下關
Location: at the lower border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression anterior to the condyloid process of the mandible when the mouth is closed.
Benefits: deafness, tinnitus, ear infection, tooth ache, facial paralysis, pain in the face, t.m.j. Pain.
Acupressure Point TH5 — Wai Guan
Chinese Name: 外關
Location: three finger width above wrist crease on the dorsal side.
Benefits: headaches, pain in the cheek, jaw, TMJ problems, deafness, ringing in the ears, sensation of plugged ear, earache, pain behind the ear, pain in the hand, arthritis of the hands, hand tremor, to regulate abnormal heat sensation
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.
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.