Acupressure Points for Edema in Hands
Acupressure can help to reduce edema in hands by applying pressure to specific points on the body. The following are the commonly used acupressure points for edema in hands 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.
Hegu, also known as Union Valley, can be used to relieve swelling of the hands. 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.
Erjian is an acupressure point which can clear heat and reduce swelling. It is located on the radial border of the forefinger, in a depression just distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint. The point is located with finger slightly flexed. Press it gently for about 1 minute or you can do circular motion with finger.
Shaohai is an acupressure point which can reduce swelling of the arms and hands. It is located at the middle point of the line between the medial end of the transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus when the elbow is flexed. Flex the elbow to locate the point. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.
Binao is an acupressure point which can be used to relieve swelling and pain in shoulder, arms and hands. It is located on the lower border of the deltoid muscle and the radial side of the humerus. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.