Gettting Relief from Asthma and Related Lung Conditions with Acupressure Therapy?
Acupressure therapy is equally beneficial for cold, flu, cough, related lung conditions and asthma. As allergy, asthma or other chest/lung conditions are related to each other, acupressure points for these conditions can help you get relief or cure without any side effects. This article offers essential information to get relief or cure for asthma or related lung conditions applying acupressure therapy.
A patient of asthma shows symptoms of wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest which is due to inflammation of the bronchioles (the tubes that carry air within the lungs). During an asthma attack, this swelling worsens, and the bronchial tubes narrow. Asthma attacks are often triggered by allergies.
Natural remedies in conjunction with medical care and used with your doctor's approval may provide relief, according to some health professionals.
Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., director of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California, and author of Acupressure's Potent Points. He suggests pressing the Lu 1 points to breathe easier. To find these points, also named Letting Go, make fists in front of your chest with your thumbs pointing up. Place your thumbs on the outer portion of your chest, pressing on the muscles that run horizontally below your collarbone. You'll find a sensitive, knotted spot on each side of your chest. Underneath each spot is Lu 1. Let your head hang forward, then breathe slowly and deeply as you press the points with your thumbs for two minutes.
Pressing the Lu 1 points is helpful for prevention as well as relief of asthma attacks.
You can also press the B 13 points, called the Lung Associated points. Each point is situated one finger-width below the upper tip of the shoulder blade, between the spine and the shoulder blade. Try using tennis balls to press these hard-to-reach points. Lie on your back with your knees bent, placing a pillow under your head for comfort, if you wish. Raise your shoulders slightly while you reach behind your back with your hands to position the tennis balls. Now cross your arms over your body and breathe deeply, letting your weight sink into the floor. Let the tennis balls press into your shoulder muscles for a few minutes or for as long as it feels comfortable. (Source: 'Mother nature')
Acupressure points to get relief from cold and flu due to Seasonal Changes:
Potent point B 36, called Bearing Support, is especially good for stimulating the body's natural resistance to colds and flus. It's located near the spine, off the tips of the shoulder blades. According to traditional Chinese medicine, wind and cold enter the pores of the skin at this point. The muscles in this upper back area tend to get tense just before a cold or flu takes hold.
Acupressure Points for lungs related conditions and asthma:
LU-1,5,9 & Li-4
P-9 & K-2
St-40 & TW-3
CV-17,22 & GV-14
B-13,14 & Li-4
To get relief from asthma or other lung conditions, you must consult an experienced acupressure expert and then perform the pressure techniques with patience. Following links and online resources provide rich information about acupressure therapy and its usage for asthma and related ailments.
Useful links and resources:
* 'YouTube' videos for acupressure points.
* Video of 'Acupressure points for asthma' at eHow.