|Immune System Boosting|
|Acupressure points for strengthening the immune system|
|Crooked pond (LI 11)|
Page 2 of 3There is a particular acupressure point, Bearing Support (B 36), that governs resistance, especially resistance to colds and flu. It is located near the spine, off the tips of the shoulder blades. The Chinese book The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine says, wind and cold enter the pores of the skin at this point. 1 It, as well as other points in this area, helps to strengthen the immune system. Conversely, these points around the tips of the shoulder blades are the first to get blocked up just before an illness, especially a cold or flu, takes hold.
The following acupressure points are effective for dealing with a condition that may be caused by a weak immune system. Elegant Mansion (K 27) reinforces immune system functioning by strengthening the respiratory system. Steady, firm pressure on the Sea Of Vitality points (B 23 and B 47) fortifies the immune system, rejuvenates the internal organs, and relieves pain associated with lower back problems. The Sea of Energy (CV 6) tones the abdominal muscles and intestines, and helps fortify the immune, urinary, and reproductive systems. Firm pressure on the Three Mile Point (St 36) immediately boosts the immune system with renewed energy. It helps tone and strengthen the major muscle groups, providing greater endurance. Bigger Stream (K 3) on the inside of the ankle helps balance the kidney meridian and strengthen the immune system. Bigger Rushing (Lv 3) and Crooked Pond (LI 11),ire important points for relieving pain and strengthening the immune system. The Outer Gate point (TW 5) helps to balance the immune system and strengthen the whole body. Hoku (LI 4) is a famous decongestant and anti–inflammatory point, it relieves arthritic pain and strengthens the immune system Last, and most important of all, the Sea of Tranquility (CV 17) governs the body’s resistance to illness and decreases anxiety by regulating the thymus gland. Each of these important points benefits the immune system by enabling the internal organs to function at optimal levels.
Potent Points for Boosting the Immune System
Elegant mansion (K 27)
Location: In the depression directly below the protrusions of the collarbone.
Benefits: Strengthens the immune system as well as relieves chest congestion, breathing difficulties, asthma, coughing, anxiety, and depression.
Sea of vitality (B 23 and B 47)
Caution: Do not press on disintegrating discs or fractured or broken bones. If you have a weak back, a few minutes of stationary, light touching instead of pressure can be very healing. See your doctor first if you have any questions or need medical advice.
Benefits: Fortifies the immune system as well as relieves lower–back aches and fatigue.
Sea of energy (CV 6)
Location: Two finger widths below the belly button, between it and the pubic bone.
Benefits: Strengthens the condition of the immune system and the internal organs as well as relieves abdominal muscle pain, constipation, gas, and general weakness.
Three mile point (St 36)
Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap, one finger width to the outside of the shinbone. If you are on the correct spot, a muscle should flex as you move your foot up and down.
Benefits: Strengthens the whole body, especially the immune system, tones the muscles and aids digestion as well as relieves fatigue.
Bigger stream (K3)
Caution: This point should not be stimulated strongly after the third month of pregnancy.
Location: Midway between the inside of the anklebone and the Achilles tendon in the back of the ankle.
Benefits: Strengthens the immune system, relieves fatigue, swollen feet, and ankle pain.
Bigger rushing (Lv 3)
Location: On the top of the foot, in the valley between the big toe and the second toe.
Benefits: Boosts the immune system, relieves fainting, eye fatigue, headaches, and hangovers.