Here are the points to use
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This point is located on the top of the head, where the head comes to a point, in the small depression.
Draw imaginary lines from the bottom of your earlobes all the way up to the top of your head. The point is located just slightly behind this line in a small, shallow depression in the bones of the skull.
This point is located on the lower abdomen, approximately two fingers widths below the umbilicus.
Measure approximately two fingers widths, of the person receiving acupressure, in the middle below the umbilicus. Apply pressure with one or two fingers. This area may be sensitive to pressure, especially if the patient is experiencing stool or urinary retention.
This point is located in the middle of the lower abdomen, approximately four fingers widths below the umbilicus.
Locate the lower edge of the umbilicus. Measure four fingers width, of the person receiving acupressure, below the umbilicus. The point is located at that level, on the midline. Apply pressure with one or two fingers. This area may be sensitive to pressure, especially if the patient is experiencing stool or urinary retention.
This point is located in the lower back on the waist level, approximately two fingers width outward from the midline.
Locate the bottom rib and the top of the pelvis. This should be about waist level. The point is about two fingers width from the outer most point on the spine.
This point is located on the lower leg, four finger widths below the knee, near the outer edge of the shin.
Measure four of the patient’s finger widths down from the bottom edge of the knee cap. The point is at this level, one finger width out from the height of the shin bone.
This point is located behind the ankle, in the soft depression between the back edge of the ankle bone and the Achilles tendon.
Feel for a soft depression between the back edge of the ankle bone, and the Achilles tendon. The point is located at the level of the high point of the ankle bone, in this soft depression. Stimulate with the forefinger or thumb.
The acupoint protocols shared in these materials are general in nature, intended to provide complementary therapeutic support to patients in an easily reproducible format. In contrast, licensed acupuncturists and healthcare providers trained in Chinese Medicine develop individualized acupoint prescriptions through patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning based on Chinese Medicine theory. The acupoints used by licensed acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine providers to treat specific symptoms and address the root causes of illness may vary widely from the following protocols, based on the individual.