Location: On the upper edge of the elbow crease.
Benefits: Relieves immune system weaknesses, fever, constipation, and elbow pain.
Gate (TW 5)
Location: Two and one–half finger widths above the center of the wrist crease on the outside of the forearm midway between the two bones (ulna and radius).
Benefits: Relieves rheumatism, tendonitis, and wrist pain, and increases resistance to colds.
Caution: This point is forbidden for pregnant women because its stimulation can cause premature contractions in the uterus.
Location: In the webbing between the thumb and index finger at the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index finger are brought close together.
Benefits: Relieves arthritis, constipation, headaches, toothaches, shoulder pain, and labor pain.
Sea of tranquility (CV 17)
Location: On the center of the breastbone three thumb widths up from the base of the bone.
Benefits: Relieves anxiety, anguish, and depression, boosts the immune system and regulates the thymus gland. You do not have to use all of these points. 14 just one or two of them whenever you have a In hand can be effective.
Sit comfortably for this routine and loosen your clothing if necessary.
Firmly hold K 27: Place your middle fingers in the hollows directly below the protrusions of the collarbone just outside your upper breastbone. Breathe deeply as you hold for oneminute. Sit forward on the lip of your chair for the next exercise.
Briskly rub B 23 and B 47: Place the backs of your hands against your lower back. Rub up and down briskly for one minute, creating heat from the friction. This self–massage will stimulate both lower back points. Sit back comfortably and continue.
Firmly press CV 6: Place your fingertips in the center of your lower abdominal area, between your belly button and pubic bone. Gradually press one to two inches deep inside the lower abdomen. Close your eyes as you breathe deeply.
Briskly rub St 36: Place your right heel on the Three Mile point (St 36) of your left leg and briskly rub it up and down on the outside of your shinbone, just below your knee. After one minute, do the same on the other side.
Rub K 3 and then Lv 3: Place your right heel between your left inner anklebone and the Achilles tendon. After rubbing K 3 for thirty seconds, place your right heel in the juncture between the bones that attach to the large and second toes to rub Lv 3 for thirty seconds. Then switch sides to stimulate these two points on your other foot for thirty seconds each.
Briskly rub LI 11: With your arms bent in front of you and your palms down, place the palm side of your right fist on top of the elbow crease of your left hand. Briskly rub over the elbow joint with your palm for thirty seconds, creating heat with the friction. Then do the same on the other arm.
Rub TW 5 and then LI 4: Make a fist with your right hand and place it on the outside of your forearm, two finger widths from your wrist crease. Briskly rub TW 5 for thirty IV seconds. Then place your right fist on t11(webbing between the thumb and index finger of your left hand. Use your knuckles to briskly rub the Hoku point for thirty seconds. Switch arms and stimulate these two points on the other side.
Repeat steps 1 and 2: This will further boost your immune system.
Press CV 17: Keeping your palms together, place the back of your thumbs firmly against your breastbone to press CV 17, at the level of your heart. Continue to keep your eyes closed and concentrate on breathing slow, even, deep breaths into your heart to completely dispel any anxiety. Use the following exercise.
A breathing exercise for the immune system
Focus on breathing deeply for two more minutes. Gently control your respiratory system, making each breath grow longer and deeper than the last one. Breathe out any tensions you feel restricting your lungs from moving fully and naturally. Feel your mind clear with each breath. Notice the resistance Your mind creates: the worries and judgments it comes up against. Take several deep breaths and dissolve these barriers. Breathe deeply and gently, remember, you are breathing in life itself.
Hold the breath at the top of the exhalation for a moment, feeling its fullness. Then exhale smoothly, letting your hands drift down into your lap, and relax, feeling the vitality of the breath circulate throughout your body.