Acupressure involves applying pressure to specific points on your body; the concept is to physically enhance blood flow to the largest nerves in the body, which encourages healthy nerve activity. It also encourages capital cellular function, as all cellular activity, ultimately administered by your nervous system.
You can preserve healthy muscles through routine exercise, and you can also manage healthy nerves with regular acupressure.
One of the greatest features out of many of acupressure is that you do not need to spend a vast amount of money over a long period of time in order to learn how to do it properly.
With attending a 300-hour postgraduate medical acupuncture program, Dr. Ben Kim spent multiple days examining dozens of blood vessel and key nerve points within the face and body. He distinctly recalls the head educator stating that even if we treated the same five most powerful points on each patient, regardless of the health conditions being treated, we would most likely get exceptional results.
Through Dr. Kim's practice with providing acupressure and acupuncture treatments, he found that most individuals experience powerful health gain by routinely stimulating only three points on a regular basis. For distinct health matters, it is most beneficial to have a clinician examine more points on the body too. Though for the majority of patients, implementing pressure to these three points, multiple times a week can give a good improvement to the nervous system and overall health.
The following are explanations and pictures of the 3 acupressure points that Dr. Kim recommends most patients to practice on themselves, to encourage and maintain better overall health:
1. "Large Intestine 4 (LI-4): located in the soft, fleshy web that sits between your thumb and forefinger.
Anatomy: this point corresponds with a muscular branch of the median nerve, the deep branch of the ulnar nerve, proper palmer digital nerves from the first common palmar digital nerve, and the superficial branch of the radial nerve. Tributary branches of the cephalic vein, the radial artery, and the first dorsal metacarpal artery and companion veins can also be found in this region."
2. "Liver 3 (LR-3): located in the soft flesh that sits between your big and 2nd toes, the equivalent of LI-4 on your foot.
Anatomy: this point corresponds with the medial dorsal cutaneous nerve, the medial branch of the deep peroneal nerve, and a muscular branch from the deep branch of the lateral plantar nerve. The dorsal venous network of the foot , the first dorsal metatarsal artery, and a companion vein are also found in this region."
3. "Spleen 6 (SP-6): located approximately three finger widths above the inner ankle bone, in a tender region of the lower calf muscle.
Anatomy: this point is found in between the medial margin of the tibia and the soleus muscle. As you go deeper, this point corresponds with the flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus muscles. This point also corresponds with a cutaneous branch of the saphenous nerve, motor branches of the tibial nerve, and the deeper trunk of the tibial nerve. A superficial branch of the great saphenous vein, the posterior tibial artery, and a companion vein to the posterior tibial artery are also in this region."
*Sources: drbenkim.com - by: Dr. Ben Kim*