Acupressure Massaging Hegu LI4 Yourself If You Are Not Pregnant
Acupressure massaging Hegu LI4 oneself is good for whoever is not pregnant to do or receive. Now, you understand that you should not be advised to touch that acupuncture point, Hegu LI4 of any pregnant woman unless she is due to give birth. That fact should remove your doubt regarding the science of the meridian system in your body. You may be wondering whatever benefits meridian system could offer you if you touch certain spots in your body. Then, you should find out more about it with these experiments of acupressure massage therapy on your own body to understand the value of such a system and how to make the most out of that natural system for your own benefits instead of worrying about the diseases and their symptoms. Would you get not the healing but only the so-called “placebo” effect? It depends on your own judgment no matter what. Thus, it is very important for you to keep an open mind while observing evidence in the experiments.
The Effects of Acupressure Massaging Hegu LI4
Acupressure massage therapy treatment is very effective for many ailments, including chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, nausea from pregnancy, and dental pain, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, etc. The acupoint Hegu (LI 4) is a very important acupoint distributed on the Large intestine meridian of Hand-Yangming, LI. Three modern scientific biophysical methods showed that the Large Intestine meridian starts from the acupoint Shangyang (LI 1) at the index finger tip and travels via Hegu (LI 4) along the dorsal side of the forearm and upper arm over the shoulder. The meridian runs through the neck to the cheek, and ends at Ying xiang (LI 20) on the outside of the nostril. Large Intestine 4, called Hegu in Chinese, or Joining Valley (English Translation) and LI4 (acupoint lingo) is located on the dorsal side of the hand, in the web between the thumb and index finger (i.e. the first and second metacarpal bones, and at the midpoint of the radial side of the second metacarpal bone, at the edge of the dorsal interossei muscle). A practical measure to determine the point is that put the first phalanx of the thumb on the pollcis adductor muscle of the other hand, the site (on the other hand) pointed by the thumb tip is the acupoint Hegu (LI 4). It is a source point and indicated for a wide variety of conditions and also tends to cause a strong sensation when being pressed hard at or needled. Large Intestine 4 is the go-to point for chills and fever, runny nose, headaches, stiff upper back and neck, too much or too little sweating, sore throat, dizziness, toothache, sinusitis, rhinitis, nosebleeds and Bell’s Palsy, constipation, skin disease, lower back pain etc. to bolster the body immunization system against recurrence. Massaging Hegu (LI 4) can reduce symptoms of pain or even cure diseases related to the tissues, organs, and physiological systems through which the Large Intestine meridian runs. Massaging Hegu (LI 4), may also effect the treatment of dental disorders, such as toothache and gumboils. The effect of long-duration and vigorous massaging the acupoint Hegu (LI 4) can be strong enough to attain local anaesthesia in order to extract a tooth, for example. Regular massaging of this point would keep the teeth in good condition. This acupoint controls the face and mouth. In daily life a frequent massage of Hegu (LI 4) can improve ones appearance. The long-duration and vigorous massage of Hegu (LI 4) can be used to act a local anaesthesia during facial operations. Arthritis and frozen shoulder diseases can be caused by the blockage of the substances circulating inside the Large Intestine meridian. You could massage Hegu (LI 4) and activate the Large Intestine meridian to cure the diseases. To massage Hegu of the left and, you should hold the left hand by the right hand. With the right thumb tip covering the left acupoint Hegu (LI 4), and repeatedly press the right thumb tip down and relax at a speed of 30 times per minute rhythmically by counting 1, 2, in each action. It is important that the massage pressure should be strong enough to leave a local sensation of sore, numbness and distension on the spot touched by the thumb tip. This sensation would sometimes run down to the tip of the index finger and up to the elbow or even further up. The sensitivity of the meridian acupoint (sensation) varies from person to person and depends on the state of ones health. One can learn simply through practice and from ones own experience. It would be better, of course, if one had guidance from an authority on the practice. It should be noted that too strong stimulation on weaker patients should be avoided.
Massage Therapy Treatment on LI4 Is One of Our Daily Functional Exercises