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1 Select a symptom or pain location from the menu for the affected area of the body:
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2 A new window will pop up with the appropriate points to try. If you experience relief with the first point, go no further. You may need to repeat pressure on the point periodically to continue relief.

3 If you don't get relief from the first point, try the next, and so on, until you experience relief of the symptom.

If none of the points is working for you, make sure you are using the correct technique and try again, or look for a similar or related symptom or body area from the menus above.

Important note: Symptoms marked (M) indicate that the need for medical attention is likely, and those marked (EM!) indicate that emergency medical attention may be needed if the condition is severe or life-threatening. (i.e. call 911 in the U.S.) For these symptoms, only use acupressure to supplement professional medical care, or when no professional medical care is available. Only try acupressure for these symptoms after seeking professional care and after using standard first aid and emergency techniques.

Disclaimer: This work is presented as an expression of personal opinion. Although every effort has been made to provide accurate and useful information, it is neither comprehensive nor definitive, and no warranty is made or implied for any use.

Items marked (M) indicate likely need for medical attention
Items marked (EM!) indicate potential need for emergency medical attention.

For these symptoms, only use acupressure to supplement professional medical care, or when no professional medical care is available. Only try acupressure for these symptoms after seeking professional care and after using standard first aid and emergency techniques.

You can browse the alphabetical list:

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W |


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Abdomen
---Lower 9, 5, 6, 2, 20, 13
---Upper 5, 6
Allergies 8, 14, 24
Ankle 4, 5, 6, 1, 30, 18, 20, 21
Arm 8, 3, 2, 34, 12,17, 27
Armpit 2, 12
Anxiety 11, 15, 21, 6
Asthma (M) 7, 14, 12

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Backache
---General 9, 4, 5, 6, 17, 21, 24, 25, 27
---Lower 4, 5, 6, 21
---Upper 17, 25, 27, 9, 4
Bioenergy control
---Fear 3, 6, 11, 15, 31, 19, 21
---Energy (soft=boost/brisk=calm) 35, 13, 6
---Hunger 5, 6
---Memory 7, 2
---Sleep 20
---Smoking 5, 6, 2, 14
---Warmth 17, 27
Bites (any) 33
Bladder 9, 28
Bleeding (EM!) 3, 6, 1, 33, 34
Blisters 8, 1
Breasts 17
Breath control 33
Breathing, labored (EM!) 12
Bronchitis 7, 14
Bruises 34
Burns (EM!) 8, 4, 28
Bursitis 14

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"Charlie horse" cramps 4
Chest (EM!) 3, 2, 1, 7, 31
Cholera (M) 8, 3, 13, 6, 30, 16
Claustrophobia 12
Colds and influenza 8, 3, 6, 1, 7, 16, 21, 23, 19, 38, 22
Colitis 7, 5, 6, 28
Concussion (EM!) 7, 1, 12, 33, followed in 10 mins. by 34
Conjunctivitis 7, 1, 12, 23, 38
Constipation 13, 5, 20, 36, 30
Cough 7, 3, 6, 2, 14, 12, 33, 16, 36
Cramps, menstrual 4, 13, 5, 2, 15, 38, 31
Cramps, muscular spasms 30, 31
Cystitis 5, 28, 36

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Dental work 11, 15
Depression (M) 6
Diabetes mellitus (M) 13, 5, 6, 14, 33
Diarrhea 5, 6, 2, 15, 8, 30
Dizziness 2, 36
Dysentery (M) 5, 6, 2, 15

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Ear 3, 1
Edema 5, 6
Elbow 8, 3, 2, 14, 1, 27
Electric shock (EM!) 34
Epilepsy, epileptic seizure (EM!) 2, 36
Exhaustion 12, 34, 13
Eye 23, 8, 1, 7, 30, 26, 19, 30, 24

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Face 8, 3, 4, 1, 7, 29, 38
Fainting (EM!) 10, 11
Fatigue 6, 34
Fear control 3, 6, 11, 15, 19, 21
Fever 3, 10, 15, 26, 8, 16, 22, 37
Fingers 10, 3, 2, 1, 12
Flatulence 5, 6, 22
Flu 8, 3, 6, 1, 7, 16, 21, 23, 19, 38, 22
Foot 4, 5, 6, 1, 30, 18, 20, 21
Forearm 8, 2, 10, 1, 12

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Gall bladder 7, 5, 6, 1, 30
Gastrointestinal system 5, 6, 1
Gingivitis 1
Genitourinary, 5, 13, 30, 31, 20
Glaucoma, 23, 31

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Hand 3, 2, 10, 1, 12
Hangover 5, 6, 18
Hay fever 23
Headaches
---Anxiety/tension 11, 15, 21, 6, 24, 38
---Base of skull/neck 27, 17, 8, 1, 16
---Front 22, 24
---General 1, 7, 3, 4, 6, 2, 10, 11, 20, 21, 26
---Migraine 7, 1, 26, 12, 29
---Severe 26, 21, 1, 3, 7, 4, 6, 2, 10, 19
---Sinus 7, 10, 1, 18, 24, 32
---Top of head 21, 1, 3, 7, 4, 6, 2, 10, 11
Head, injury or pain (EM!) 7, 8, 3, 6, 2, 10, 1, 11, 34, 21, 27
Heart attack (EM!) 3, 2, 1, 11, 18
Heartburn 2, 11
Heat rash 8, 6, 1
Hemorrhoids 4, 36, 25
Hernia 5, 6, 20
Hiccough 13, 2, 35, 25
Hip 4, 5, 6
Hives and rash 8, 16
Hunger 5, 6
Hypertension (M) 9, 3, 13, 15, 21, 25, 30, 38
Hyperventilation 14
Hypotension (M) 15
Hysteria (M) 11, 21

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Immune system 8, 5, 16
Impetego, eczema 8, 9, 4, 5
Impotence 5, 13, 33
Influenza 8, 3, 6, 1, 7, 16, 21, 23, 19, 38, 22
Indigestion 5, 6, 18
Insomnia 13, 2, 11, 12, 31, 18, 24, 31

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Jaundice (M) 2, 16
Jaw, lower 7, 3, 4, 1

K

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Kidneys (M) 21, 33
Knee 9, 14

L

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Laryngitis 7, 14, 10, 1
Leg 9, 4, 5, 6, 31
Lightheadedness 19
Lips 1
Liver (M) 30
Lumbago 7, 9, 4, 5, 6, 14, 1, 28
Lungs 7

M

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Memory 7, 2
Meningitis (M) 10
Menstruation 13, 5, 2, 15, 31, 20, 4
Mental disturbance 6, 15, 35
Motion sickness 5, 6, 2
Mouth 1, 33, 36
Mumps (M) 4, 1

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Nasal congestion 7, 10, 1, 19, 32, 23, 24
Nausea 5, 6, 12, 25
Neck 7, 8, 1, 34, 16, 17, 31, 24, 27, 38
Nervousness, 1, 30, 31
Neuralgia 4
Nosebleed 7, 9, 1, 16, 19, 22

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Ovaries and uterus 8, 13, 5, 6

P

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Paralysis (EM!) 3, 16, 29
Penis 20, 13, 5, 6
Pleurisy (EM!) 7, 3, 2, 1, 16
Pneumonia (EM!) 7, 6, 14, 1
Poison ivy 8, 3
Poisoning by mouth (EM!) 1, 12, 28
Poisoning, carbon monoxide (EM!) 3, 12
Poisoning, food (EM!) 12
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 38
Prostate 13, 5, 6, 33, 28

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Rectum 4, 28, 36
Respiratory system 7, 2, 14, 1,
Restlessness 11, 15
Reynaud's syndrome 12

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Sciatica 9, 4, 5, 6, 28, 24, 25
Sea sickness 2, 6
Sedation, tranquilization 1, 30
Seizure (EM!) 2
Sex organs 8, 13, 5, 6, 20
Shock (EM!) 2, 11, 12, 34, 27
Shortness of breath (EM!) 12
Shoulder 7, 8, 3, 2, 14, 1, 34, 17, 31
Sinusitis 7, 10, 1, 18, 24, 32, 23
Skin 8, 9, 3, 14
Sleep control 20
Small intestine 5, 6
Smell, loss of 19, 23, 32
Smoking control 5, 6, 2, 14, 35
Sneezing 14, 24, 23
Spleen, pancreas 6
Spasms 29, 30
Sprains 4
Stings (use right side only) 33
Stomach 8, 5, 6, 2, 25
Strains, muscular 4
Stricture of urine 30, 31, 20, 21
Stroke (EM!) 2, 33, 34
Sunstroke (EM!) 10
Sweating 9, 1

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Tachycardia, racing heart (EM!) 6, 11, 19
Temper 11, 31
Tennis elbow 14
Tension 38
Testicles 4, 5, 6
Thigh 9
Thirst, temporary 12
Throat 10, 7, 3, 14, 1, 12, 33, 36, 37
Tinnitus 3, 38, 16, 19, 29, 31
Tongue 1
Tonsillitis 9, 3, 10, 1, 18, 14
Toothache 4, 1, 18, 22, 37
Trigeminal neuralgia 24, 29, 32

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Ulcers, intestinal 3, 5, 6
Ulcers, peptic 5, 6
Unconsciousness (EM!) 20, 10, 12, 33 (use left side only), 34
Urinary control, temporary 28
Uterus and ovaries 5, 8, 13, 5, 6

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Vertigo (M) 4, 2, 28, 21, 36, 19, 38, 23, 30, 31
Vomiting and retching (M) 5, 6, 13, 2, 15, 12, 16, 25

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Warmth control 17, 27
Whiplash (M) 7, 8, 4, 1
Withdrawal (addiction) 11
Wounds (EM!) 4, 34, 28, 18, 20
Wrist 7, 3, 12, 11

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Yawning control 7

Acupoint #1

Diagram 1

Squeeze thumb and forefinger together, forming a ridge above the thumb; the point is in the middle of that ridge, just above the end of the crease formed by thumb and forefinger; good for most problems from the waist up

TCM: Large Intestine 4

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Acupoint #2

Diagram 2

Two thumb widths from the largest crease on the inside wrist; the point is between the tendons in the middle of the wrist

TCM: Pericardium 6

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Acupoint #3

Diagram 3

Two thumb widths above the outside of the wrist, lined up with the middle finger

TCM: Triple Warmer 5

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Acupoint #4

Diagram 4

In the depression just behind the outer anklebone

TCM: Bladder 60

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Acupoint #5

Diagram 5

One palm width above the tip of the inner anklebone, on the back of the shinbone; often used in combination with acupoint #6

TCM: Spleen 6

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Acupoint #6

Diagram 6

One palm width below the bottom edge of the kneecap, on the outside, in a depression between the shinbone and the leg muscle; effective for most problems from the waist down, especially when used with acupoint #5

TCM: Stomach 36

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Acupoint #7

Diagram 7

Clasp your hands together as in (A), touching your upper wrist with your forefinger; the point is found on a line with the thumb, in a small depression (B); remembering the position of the point, unclasp your hands and apply pressure

TCM: Lung 7

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Acupoint #8

Diagram 8

Bend your arm hand to shoulder, and place your finger on the end of the crease on the outside of the arm; open your arm and stimulate the point

TCM: Large Intestine 11

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Acupoint #9

Diagram 9

Between the two ligaments, behind the knee, on the crease formed when the leg is bent; note: if you have varicose veins, don't use this point

TCM: Bladder 40

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Acupoint #10

Diagram 10

Just behind the thumbnail, on the side opposite the fingers

TCM: Lung 11

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Acupoint #11

Diagram 11

On the largest crease of the inner wrist, on a line with the little finger

TCM: Heart 7

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Acupoint #12

Diagram 12

On the largest crease of the inner wrist, on a line with the thumb

TCM: Lung 9

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Acupoint #13

Diagram 13

One palm width below the navel; another point with similar effects can be found two thumb widths below this one

TCM: Conception Vessel 6 (upper) and 4 (lower)

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Acupoint #14

Diagram 14

On the crease of the inside of the elbow, on the thumb side

TCM: Lung 5

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Acupoint #15

Diagram 15

On the middle finger, just above the nail, on the side closest to the thumb

TCM: Pericardium 9

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Acupoint #16

Diagram 16

Between the two most prominent bones of the top of the spine

TCM: Governing Vessel 14

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Acupoint #17

Diagram 17

On top of the shoulder, half way between the neck and the outside of the shoulder

TCM: Triple Warmer 15

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Acupoint #18

Diagram 18

Just behind the nail of the second toe, on the side opposite the big toe

TCM: Stomach 45

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Acupoint #19

Diagram 19

On either side of the spine, just below the base of  the skull

TCM: Bladder 10

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Acupoint #20

Diagram 20

On the big toe, the side closest to the second toe, just behind and slightly to the side of the nail

TCM: Liver 1

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Acupoint #21

Diagram 21

In the middle of the sole of the foot, just behind the ball

TCM: Kidney 1

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Acupoint #22

Diagram 22

Just above the place where the second and third toes separate

TCM: Stomach 44

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Acupoint #23

Diagram 23

Below the brow ridge at the corner of the eye nearest the bridge of the nose, just below a notch in the skull

TCM: Bladder 2

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Acupoint #24

Diagram 24

Just below or inside the eyebrow, near the middle; feel for a notch in the eyebrow ridge; point should be just slightly above this

TCM: Extra, Head-neck 4

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Acupoint #25

Diagram 25

On the back, on a line with the elbows, about two thumb widths on either side of the spine

TCM: Bladder 21

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Acupoint #26

Diagram 26

Pinch the nostril, on the side opposite the septum; good for severe headache

TCM: Not available

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Acupoint #27

Diagram 27

Slightly to the back of the muscle which goes from neck to shoulder, a little closer to the arm than to the neck

TCM: Not available

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Acupoint #28

Diagram 28

On the outside of the foot, slightly to the rear of the last knucklebone of the smallest toe

TCM: Bladder 65

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Acupoint #29

Diagram 29

On the back of the jawbone, just below the ear

TCM: Triple Warmer 17

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Acupoint #30

Diagram 30

Two thumb widths above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 3

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Acupoint #31

Diagram 31

Just above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 2

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Acupoint #32

Diagram 32

On the cheek, next to the outside of the nostril

TCM: Large Intestine 20

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Acupoint #33

Diagram 33

Behind the inner anklebone, on a line between the crown and the tip of the heel; often used in combination with acupoint # 36

TCM: Kidney 3

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Acupoint #34

Diagram 34

On the tip of the shoulder; pick up your arm and look for the a dimple toward the back of the shoulder.; put your finger in the dimple, lower your arm and begin stimulation

TCM: Triple Warmer 14

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Acupoint #35

Diagram 35

On the center of the chest, just below the bottom of the sternum (breast bone)

TCM: Conception Vessel 14

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Acupoint #36

Diagram 36

Two palm widths plus one thumb width above the outer ankle bone, just behind an imaginary vertical line from the tip of the ankle bone; often used in combination with acupoint #33

TCM: Ball Bladder 35

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Acupoint #37

Diagram 37

On the index finger, just above the nail, on the side closest to the thumb

TCM: Large Intestine 1

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Acupoint #38

Diagram 36

Two thumb widths on either side of the spine, where the base of the skull meets the neck

TCM: Gallbladder 20

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