Acupressure Points to Treat Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is a condition of the underactive thyroid gland in which the gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone which in turn causes the body processes to low down because of lack of energy. It also makes the metabolism sluggish. Hypothyroidism affects brain development, skin texture, muscle strength, body weight and even menstrual cycles in case of women. In acupressure therapy, hypothyroidism is described as a deficiency of Qi, Yin or Yan of the kidney. Here are a few specific acupressure points for thyroid that helps to treat hypothyroidism.
Acupressure point GV 7 or Governing Vessel 7 is an effective pressure point that is used to treat thyroid symptoms in men and women in case of hypothyroidism. This point is also called the Central Pivot, and it is located precisely at the mid-point on the backside of the body, mid-way between the end of the neck and the starting of the pelvic region.
Stimulating this point helps in bringing up Yang energy that is beneficial for hormonal function. It is also a local point for back pain that helps to treat abdominal pain, poor appetite, and menstrual issues.
KD 7 or Kidney 7 acupressure point is one of the most functional thyroid acupressure points that are beneficial for the treatment of hypothyroidism. This point is also termed the Recovery Flow, and it is situated on the medial aspect of the lower leg, at the border of the Achilles’ tendon, 2 cun above point KD 3.
It is a tonification point of the kidney that regulates the Qi and Yang o the kidney. It is also afavourable pressure point for treatment of digestive disorders, abdominal distension, night sweating, weakness, numbness and pain in the legs.
SP 6 or Spleen 6 is another important acupressure point that is used for thyroid problem treatment in case of hypothyroidism. This point is named the Three Yin Intersection, and it is located 3 cun above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia. This point is the intersection point of the three yins that helps and activating this point helps to promote circulation, vitalize blood and tonify the liver, kidney and spleen.
It is also used to treat digestive disorders, male and female sexual problems, menstrual issues, skin diseases, sleeping disorders, high blood pressure, dizziness, palpitations, and anxiety.