Accupressure briefly

Acupressure is a treatment based on acupuncture, but without the needles. The concepts and the practice are otherwise the same. If you are afraid of needles, as I am, it is possible to get the benefits of acupuncture without the needles.

I attended a seminar about acupressure with Mahin, who manages Acuviva in Geneva. Educated as a nurse, she was trained in acupuncture in Colombo, Sri Lanka years ago. 

Post-meal bloating and flatulence can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. Massaging the Zusanli and Gongsun acupressure points can relieve bloating for many people.

  • Zusanli acupoint (ST36): Located three inches below the outer knee, in a depression on the front side of the shinbone. Massaging this acupoint can improve digestion and warm the stomach and intestines.
  • Gongsun acupoint (SP4): Located below and in front of the inner ankle, in a depression one inch behind the base of the big toe.

When locating acupressure points, it is common to use one’s own fingers for measurement. One inch (two and half centimeters) is equivalent to the width of the first joint of the thumb, and three inches is the width when the other four fingers are held together.

Acupressure briefly

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