The following is from my presentation for the Avon 39 route preview walk.
The following are 3 acupressure points that can not only benefit you during the walk, but also can help you relieve stress during your everyday life.
Union Valley (LI-4) LI-4 is located on the Large Intestine Meridian.
Location: On the dorsal part of the hand, stretch out your hand out forming a “tiger’s mouth” and with you other hand put your thumb up.
Join the thumb with the “tiger’s mouth” massaging the sorest point.
Benefits: Massaging this point, is beneficial for conditions of the neck, head, and upper limbs.
Inner Pass (PC-6) PC-6 is located on the Pericardium Meridian.
Location: On the inside of the arm, three fingers width from the wrist crease, massaging between the two tendons.
Benefits: Massaging this point helps open the chest, relieve nausea, upset stomach, and motion sickness.
Leg 3 Mile (ST-36) ST-36 is located on the Stomach Meridian.
Location: On the lateral side of the leg, one hand width down from the eye of the knee, and a finger width over, massaging the sorest area.
_Benefits: This point’s name reflects the idea that stimulating it can enable someone to walk great distances even when tired. Massaging this point helps relieve stress, fatigue, gastrointestinal discomfort, as well as nausea and vomiting (with PC-6).
Breathing with the belly plus stimulating these three acu points can help increase the circulation of qi and blood throughout the body and as a result help reduce stress.
Christian Hoffert L.Ac.
Outside the world of Chinese Medicine, Christian enjoys hiking, trail running, reading, martial arts, and cooking.