5 Powerful Acupressure Points for Swelling, Water Retention, and Edema Treatment
According to ancient Chinese medicine and acupressure therapy, Edema or swelling due to water retention is caused due to weakness in the spleen and kidney meridians. These particular pressure points can be stimulated to restore the proper level of water in the body and cure water retention successfully.
Acupressure point SP3 or Spleen 3 is the most important point in acupressure treatment for water retention cure. This point is known as the Supreme Whiteness, and it is situated on the inside of the foot, in the hollow in between the big tone and the metatarsal bone, on the side of the foot.
This point can be stimulated on both feet by applying steady pressure using the thumbs and fingertips for 1 minute. It helps to nourish the spleen meridian, relieve Edema, water retention, swelling and nausea. It also aids to relieve gastric pain, digestive problems, heart pain and heaviness and lassitude experienced in the lower body.
Acupressure point KD 6 or Kidney 6 is a potent pressure point for treating swelling and water retention in body and it shows prompt results. This point is called the Shining Sea, and it is situated on the inside of the ankle, one chon below the inside of the anklebone, in the hollow.
This point can be activated in both legs by applying firm and steady pressure to the points using the thumbs for 1 minute. It provides complete relief from water retention and Edema. It also helps to cure sore throat, digestive disorders, menstrual problems, eye problems, and epilepsy. This point nourishes the kidneys, clears the heat and calms the Shen.
CV 6 or Conception Vessel 6 is another potent acupressure point that is extensively used for Edema treatment. This point is called the Sea of Energy, and it is situated two finger widths directly below the belly button
This point should be activated with great care. Place the fingertips of both hands between the belly button and pubic bone, in the lower abdominal area and gradually press one to two inches deep in the abdomen which taking long deep breaths for 2 minutes. It helps to relieve water retention, swelling, chronic diarrhea, constipation, and gas. It is also a significant point for women’s health issues like menstrual problems and hernia and male problems like impotence and seminal emission.
SP 9 or Spleen 9 is a powerful acupressure point for swelling treatment that provides complete relief from water retention. This point is called the Shady Side of the Mountain and it is found on the inner side of the leg, below the knee and under the large bulge of the bone.
This point can be stimulated on both legs by applying firm and strong pressure on the points using the knuckles for 1 minute. It helps to relieve swelling, water retention, bloating, cramps, knee pain, leg tension and painful varicose veins. It is an important point for treatment of jaundice and hepatitis, yeast infections and candida and male problems.
KD 2 or Kidney 2 is yet another powerful point of acupuncture and acupressure for water retention and swelling. This point is known as the Blazing Valley, and it is situated in the middle of the arch of the foot, at the midpoint between the outer tip of the big toe and the back of the heel.
This point can be activated in both feet by applying strong and steady pressure to the points using the thumbs for 1 minute. It helps the relieve water retention and swollen feet. It helps to clear excess heat and aids to cure sore throat, post-menopausal problems, menstrual problems, diabetes and male impotence.