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15 Pressure Points to Relieve All the Annoying Aches and Pain All Over Your Body

By Andrew Alpin, 22 May 2018


Chinese acupuncture is an ancient system of healing based on pressure points of the body. Similar to massage therapy, Chinese traditional medicine treatises believe that the positive energy or chi of flows through pathways of our body known as meridians. When the meridians get blocked, it results in pain in that corresponding area of the body. It is the same as Chinese acupressure which is based on a similar system where massaging these pressure points can help de-stress the body, promote the flow of energy and even provide relief from pain. Here are 15 such pressure points that you can even use in daily life to get relief from aches and pain.

1The Three Miles Point


The three miles point can be located just about 1.5 inches below your kneecap. Massaging this area is good for your digestive system. It can help relieve the symptoms of vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. You need to bend your knees and apply pressure for a minute on the spot as shown in the image. 

 Three Miles Point

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2The Third Eye Point


The third eye point is in the spot of your pineal gland. This is a small endocrine gland that is responsible for production of melatonin that regulates sleep and waking patterns. Similar acupressure suggests that applying pressure and massaging this point can distress you. It can also relieve headache, fatigue, depression and mental tension or stress. Simply apply pressure with your thumb for one minute. 

The Third Eye Point

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3The Pericardium Point


Your pericardium point is located between the two tendons of your wrist. You can find it by measuring the length of three fingers down the forearm. Applying pressure in this area relieves motion sickness, nausea and vomiting associated with it. You need to apply pressure and massage for 5 -10 seconds. 

The Pericardium Point

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4The Tong Zi Lao Point


The Tong Zi Liao Point is located just near the outer corner of your eye. This point when massaged helps relieve migraines, eye strain and eye fatigue. This is especially good for those who work at a desk in front of a computer too long. Massage the area with your fingers till you feel the relief. 

The Tong Zi Lao Point

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5The Big Rushing Point


The big rushing point can be found between your big toe and second toe. The exact location is just 1.5” below the base of the mid section between these two toes. Applying pressure here for a minute can provide relief from foot cramps, eye fatigue, and headache. It can also increase focus and concentration. 

The Big Rushing Point

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