Acupressure Points for Numbness in Arms


Acupressure can help to reduce numbness in arms by massaging the pressure points. The following are the commonly used acupressure points for numbness in arms that you can do on your own. Instead of pressing with your fingers, you can also use acupressure stick.

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Zhizheng (SI7)

Zhizheng can be used to relieve numbness in the arms. It is located in the groove between the anterior border of the ulna and the muscle belly of the flexor carpi ulnaris. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.

Hegu (LI4)

Hegu can be used to treat numbness in the hands and arms. 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. There is a device called Aculief. It applies constant pressure to the Hegu point.

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Shousanli (LI10)

Shousanli can reduce numbness in the arms. It is located on the outer surface of the forearm and three fingers breadth below the elbow crease when the elbow is bent 90 degrees. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.

Quchi (LI11)

Quchi can be used to relieve pain and numbness in the arms. It is located on the side of the elbow, on the outer side of the arm. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other arm.

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