Acupressure Points for Cold


Acupressure can ease cold and flu symptoms by massaging the pressure points. The following are the commonly used acupressure points for cold that you can do on your own. Instead of pressing with your fingers, you can also use massage stick.

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Yingxiang (LI20)

Yingxiang can be used to relieve runny nose, blocked nose. It is located in the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral part of the nasal wing. Use both forefingers or middle fingers and apply pressure about 1 minute each time.

Yintang (EX2)

Yintang can be used to relieve headache and dizziness. It is located between the inner edges of the eyebrows. Press it lightly with your forefinger and massage in a small circle. Then, start with your forefinger right above the bridge of the nose and stroke upward towards the forehead.

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Fengchi (GB20)

Fengchi can improve blood circulation in the neck and head. It can relieve dizziness caused by cold or flu. It is located behind your earlobe, toward the top of your neck and the base of your skull. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.

Hegu (LI4)

Hegu can be used to relieve headaches and stress due to common cold. It is located on the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and forefinger are brought close together. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other hand. There is a device called Aculief. It applies constant pressure to the Hegu point.

Where to buy: Aculief

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