Acupressure can be an effective technique for relief of a variety of symptoms including cough. For many who have come down with colds or flu this winter the cough may linger for awhile afterward. Learn a few points that can really help to open up your airways and reduce cough.
Lung 1 (Zhongfu/ Central Palace) Is located on the upper chest, in the first intercostal space (space between the ribs), 2 palm widths from the midline of the chest. This point help to clear phlegm form the chest and strengthen the energy pot the lung. It can also helps to decrease cough and asthma.
Lung 6 (Kongzui/ Maximum Opening) This is deepest point of the lung channel. Helping to reduce severe lung symptoms including cough, asthma, nose bleed, fever and sore throat. It is located on the forearm 2/3 distance from the wrist to the center of the elbow crease.
Lung 7 (Lieque/ Broken Sequence) is a main point for releasing the exterior of Wind-Cold and Wind-Heat (ie. cold and flu ) it can also release tension in the head and neck. It is located on the thumb side of your wrist just above the styloid process (bone that protrudes on the thumb side of your wrist).
Using deep firm pressure massage each point in a kneading motion
When massaging the acu-points, try to relax in a seated comfortable upright position
Take deep breathes in and out at regular intervals.
Repeat the massage as often as you like; there is no limit to the number of times a day.
It may also be helpful to apply a couple drops of essential oil such as eucalyptus or Doterra Breathe. Just make sure to dilute in a small amount of oil or unscented lotion so that it does not irritate the skin. For infants and children under 12 yrs its best to apply the oil to the bottoms of the feet and refrain from placing on the arm.
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