One Point Healing - Acupressure Point LV 3
Acupressure point or acupoint Lv 3 or liver 3 (The source point of the Liver meridian) is also called Great Surge and bigger rushing. According to the theory of Acupressure, this important source point helps to keep the body’s energy running smoothly. This powerful point balances the Liver meridian, all energy that flows up the body, and relieves all kinds of allergic reactions, especially bloodshot eyes and neuromuscular disorders.
It’s also helpful in energizing. Some people feel a “great surge” of energy move from their feet, up their legs and bodies; hence the name. Application of finger pressure on Lv 3 is thought to be helpful in releasing toxins from the body and has also been beneficial for some in helping to relieve headaches, allergies and foot cramps.
Location: This point is on the top of your foot, in the “valley” at the point where your big toe and second toe bones meet, above the arch of your foot. See where the dot is on the photo below. (If you’re familiar with the Hoku point on the hand, you can think of this as the similar point on your foot.) this point is bilateral, which means it’s found on both feet.
Benefits and uses of acupoint Lv 3:
Lv 3 helps stimulate the Liver energy. It keeps all the ch'i in the body flowing smoothly. When the Liver energy goes out of balance, it can cause stagnation and imbalance everywhere else. Of all the many points on the body, this is the most effective for regulating the smooth flow of ch'i. It is the most important point for combating stress.
It helps address fatigue, headaches, insomnia related to “busy mind”, hangovers, eye issues (swelling, pain) and alleviates pain.
How to apply acupressure?
The most effective way to apply pressure to Lv 3 is to slide your finger along this v-shape on the top of the foot between the big and second toes until you reach the junction of the big and second toe bones.
You can sit on a chair with your feet flat on the ground, and bend down to reach the top of your foot with your index or middle finger. Begin by moving your index or middle finger (you can also use both your index and middle fingers together) in a small circular rubbing motion over Lv 3 for a few seconds. Then you can apply gentle to moderate finger pressure depending on how sensitive the area feels.
Hold first for 10 seconds or so, and then work up to a minute as long as it is comfortable. As with holding all acupressure points, take deep slow breaths as you hold the point.
Often, this point can be tender; if it is, release the pressure if it is too uncomfortable.
For allergy prevention: Use this point to prevent an allergy from coming on, especially before entering a space or situation you know you may have trouble with later.
Caution: This acupressure information is not a substitution for qualified medical advice. If you don't know what is causing the pain or other symptom, consult a medical doctor before you start treating yourself.
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