Acupressure Points for Numbness in Legs


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

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Zusanli (ST36)

Zusanli can be used to relieve numbness and tingling in the feet and legs. It is located on the outer calf, about four finger widths under the knee bone. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure. This procedure should have been repeated for the other foot.

Sanyinjiao (SP6)

Sanyinjiao can improve blood circulation and reduce numbness in the legs. It is located at four finger widths above the ankle, behind the inside border of the tibia. It should be pressed with the thumb for 5 minutes (6 seconds pressure and 2 seconds rest) as far as pain is tolerable. This procedure should have been repeated for the other foot.

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Yanglingquan (GB34)

Yanglingquan is commonly used to help relieve pain and numbness in the legs and knees. It is located on the lateral aspect of the lower leg, in the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.

Fengshi (GB31)

Fengshi can reduce numbness in the legs. It is located at the median line on the lateral aspect of the thigh, directly below the tip of the middle finger when the arm is extended at the side of the leg. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.

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