Acupressure Points for Common Cold
Acupressure can ease common cold symptoms by applying pressure to specific points on the body. The following are the commonly used acupressure points for common cold that you can do on your own. Instead of pressing with your fingers, you can also use acupressure stick. Once you learn this simple self-care technique, you can use it anywhere and anytime.
Yingxiang is an acupressure point which can be used to relieve runny nose, blocked nose. It is located in the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral part of the nasal wing. Use both forefingers or middle fingers and apply pressure about 1 minute each time.
Yintang (EXTRA 2/M-HN-3)
Yintang, also known as Hall of Impression, can be used to relieve headache and dizziness. It is located between the inner edges of the eyebrows. Press it lightly with your forefinger and applying pressure using small circular motions. Then, start with your forefinger right above the bridge of the nose and stroke upward towards the forehead.
Fengchi, also known as Wind Pool, can improve blood circulation in the neck and head. It can relieve dizziness caused by common cold. It is located behind your earlobe, toward the top of your neck and the base of your skull. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.
Hegu, also known as Union Valley, can be used to relieve headaches and stress due to common cold. It is located on the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and forefinger are brought close together. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other hand.