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5 Major Hand Acupressure Points You Can

Easily Find

A pressure point, which can be a sensitive area of tendons, muscles, ligaments, or simply a nerve cluster, is often
utilized in therapies by masseuses. Shiatsu and acupressure both focus on these pressure points in your body to
treat certain ailments. Your hands play an important role in pointing therapy, as there are many acupressure
points in hand. These points have direct connections to different organs of your body, which means you can
stimulate these pressure points to alleviate pain in different body organs.

How Many Hand Acupressure Points Are There?

According to Chinese studies, your body has 340 known pressure points, 28 of which are in your hand. You can
identify those pressure points and massage them to enjoy amazing benefits that pressure therapy has to offer. In
case you don't know much about different acupressure points, you can simply rub your palms together until hot.
This will help stimulate different points in your hand, but the following contents will tell you more about some
specific pressure points that help treat different ailments.

5 Main Acupressure Points in Hand for Self Treatment


As mentioned already, different acupressure points in your hand will offer different benefits. Here's a bit more
about specific points that are connected to specific body organs.

1. Hand Valley Point

It's among the most popular acupressure points used to heal different problems in your body. Situated between
your pointer finger and thumb, this acupressure point helps you get rid of stress, migraines, headaches, shoulder
tension, toothache, constipation and neck pain. Stimulating this point will also help remove excess heat from your
body.

2. Base of Thumb Point

It is also one of the popular acupressure points in hand for self-treatment. You can find this acupressure point
right at the base of your thumb just about your wrist. Locate this point and apply firm pressure using the thumb of
your other hand. Regular stimulation of this pressure point will help you find relief from coughing and breathing
problems.

3. Wrist Point 1

If you always find yourself under stress and want a simple yet effective remedy, you should consider stimulating
wrist point 1. It works effectively to relieve stress. Many people use this point for self-treatment and often get
amazing benefits. This wrist point is located on your wrist and is in line up with your little finger. Once you locate
it, apply firm pressure on this point for some time regularly. Stimulating this point will alleviate stress and improve
your emotional state as well.
4. Inner Gate Point

If you wonder how you can treat your nausea, here's a great solution. Locate inner gate point, massage it, and
relieve nausea. You can find this pressure point on your wrist. It is about 3 cm from the crease of your wrist.
Once you locate this point, use your thumb to massage it and apply firm pressure for some time. Massaging it
regularly will help treat indigestion problems, stomach pain, nausea and anxiety.

5. Thumb Nail Point

You can find this acupressure point on the outside lower corner of your nail. Please note that it will be on the
lower left side when you're locating it on the right thumbnail. Locate it and apply firm pressure or simply massage
it for some time to stimulate the point. Applying pressure to this point will help relieve negative emotions.