Acupressure Points for Arthritis Relief

Press LI 4 in the webbing

Press TW 5 above the wrist

Press LI 11 on the elbow crease

Firmly Press GB 20

Use the knuckles to rub St 36


Joining the Valley (Hoku) (LI 4)

Caution: This point is forbidden for pregnant women until labor because its stimulation can cause premature contractions in the uterus.

Location: In the webbing between the thumb and index finger at the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index finger are brought close together.


Outer Gate (TW 5)

Location: Two and one-half finger widths above the wrist crease on the outer forearm midway between the two bones of the arm.


Crooked Pond (LI 11)

Location: On the upper edge of the elbow crease.

Gates of Consciousness (GB 20)

Location: Below the base of the skull, in the hollow between the two large vertical neck muscles, two to three inches apart depending on the size of the head.

Three Mile Point (St 36)

Location: Four fingers width below the kneecap, one finger width to the outside of the shinbone.




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