Acupressure is an ancient art of healing, professed and practised in oriental part of the world. This is such a long period of time that any art of healing which could emerge alive through this period certainly cannot be called an ordinary procedure of pressure and stimulation of energy points. In the recent years, Acupressure has gained wide acceptance as an alternative treatment therapy.
Acupressure is a healing therapy of various body conditions by applying required amount of pressure to specific point of the body. Human body has numbers of potential points where vital energy flows. By stimulating these points a state of good health can be achieved by balancing energy flow in the body. Acupressure helps in improving immune system of the body.
The entire human body has spots that become tender during imbalance between the two contradictory forces, Yin and Yang, results in various physical or mental illness and disappear when the condition is cured. Stimulation of various combinations of these points brings again the flow into proper balance to achieve the state of good health. These spots are termed as Acupressure points.
There are "Tonic Points" at specific areas of body, which when stimulated bring the tonic effect to the energy channel (meridian). Following is the list of tonic points.
LU – 9, Location: On the lateral end of the distal transverse wrist crease, lateral to the radial artery.
BL – 67, Location: 0.1 t-sun behind & lateral to the corner of the nail of the little toe.
LI – 11, Location: Semiflex the elbow & take the lateral end of the elbow crease. It is immunity improving, tonification & homeostatic point.
KI – 7, Location: 2 t-sun above KI-3(Midway between the tip of medial malleolus and tendo-achilles, just opposite the central point of the groove between the tendo-achilis & posterior border of the lateral malleolus of the fibula, at the level of its tip).
ST – 41, Location: On the dorsum of the foot at the midpoint of the transverse crease of ankle.
PC – 9, Location: Midpoint of the tip of the middle finger.
SP – 2, Location: On the inner side of the big toe, antero-inferior to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint.
TE – 3, Location: Dorsum of the hand in the 4th intermetacarpal space (between 4th and 5th metacarpal bones) in a hallow proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints [1 t-sun proximal to TE-2].
HT – 9, Location: On the lateral side of the little finger about 0.1 t-sun proximal the lateral corner of the nail.
GB – 43, Location: 0.5 t-sun proximal to the margin of the 4th web (between 4th toe and the little toe).
LR – 8, Location: On the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, in front of the semi-membranous muscle behind the lower end of the femur. It is a specific distal point for impotence.