Wednesday, September 24, 2014

One of the Best Acupuncture Points to Boost Immunity

In the world of acupuncture there are at least 400 points, depending on who you talk to, out of the 400 there are about 150 commonly used points. Thats because some points have multiple affects over the body and therefore can be more effective during treatment.

There is one point on the upper body that stands out among different styles of acupuncture that has been shown to be of great clinical value for boosting and increasing:
  1. The immune system
  2. Longevity
  3. Energy 
  4. Blood Circulation 
In Traditional Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture this point can fall in the same location as the point known as Large Intestine 10(LI10) or Shousanli in chinese meaning Arm 3 miles. In another style of acupuncture, Tung Style, the same point, but slightly different location is called number 33.07 or Hua Fu Hai meaning Fire Bowel Ocean.

This point is known to have a strong effect over the large intestine channel system where it connects both to the lungs and kidneys internally giving it a profound effect over the entire body.

Its actual location can be found by finding the above points, but in general it is good to find the spot where applying pressure hurts the most. LI 10 is found on the forearm under the elbow about two thumb widths below the end of the cubital crease where you could connect a line from the end of the cubital crease to the base of the thumb. 33.07 is located just below LI10 and closer to the radius bone.

The most tender spot in this area is the actual point, press around till you find it, the tenderness is a sign of a blockage in the system and it needs to be worked out. Manipulating the spot with acupressure, acupuncture or heat can decrease its tenderness and increase blood circulation helping to improve multiple issues like:
  1. Asthma
  2. Anemia
  3. Arm atrophy
  4. Tennis elbow
  5. Blurry vision
  6. Sciatica
  7. Allergies
  8. Low back pain
It has many uses and daily massaging this point for a few minutes, multiple times a day can help any of the above conditions. Remember to look for the most tender spot.

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Written by George Koromilas Lic. Ac.
Owner of Pan Soma Acupuncture in Manchester, NH


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