Qi Points Stimulation for Your Health -Part 7
The 60 Most Useful Acupoints – Part 7
Based on the theory of the traditional Chinese medicine, Qi (气) flows in the Meridian system to deliver the life-force, or energy, to each element of the human body. Along each meridian, there are Qi points, or acupuncture points (穴位), that can be manipulated to restore balance. Stimulating these points by thumb/ finger pressure or needles is the basic technique of therapeutic massage, acupuncture and acupressure.
Qi Point: Yongquan (涌泉)
Yongquan point is on the bottom of the foot. Horizontally it is located in the middle of the sole, about 3 inches from the base of the toes. Yongquan point is the well point, or the beginning point, of the Foot-Shaoyin-Kidney-Meridian (足少阴肾经).
Stimulating Yongquan point can help for chronic fatigue, headache, vision blurring, sore throat, voice loss, epilepsy (children), schizophrenia, and loss of consciousness.
Qi Point: Taixi (太溪)
Taixi point is in the middle of the depression between the high point of the ankle bone and the Achilles tendon. It is the third Qi point of the Foot-Shaoyin-Kidney-Meridian (足少阴肾经).
Stimulating Taixi point helps for headache, dizziness, sore throat, toothache, tinnitus, hearing loss, cough, asthma, and memory loss.
Qi Point: Sanyinjiao (三阴交)
Sanyinjiao point is about 3 inches above the ankle bone and on the tibial side of the trailing edge. It is the 6th Qi point on the Foot-Taiyin-Spleen-Meridian (足太阴脾经) where the Spleen channel crosses over with the Kidney and Liver channels.
Stimulating Sanyinjiao point helps for abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, irregular and painful menstruation, uterine bleeding, insomnia, hypertension, and lower limb paralysis.
Qi Point: Yinlingquan (阴陵泉)
Yinlingquan point is on the inner side of the lower leg, in a depression formed by the medial condyle of the tibia, and the posterior border of the tibia, about 3 inches below the knee. It is the 9th Qi point on the Foot-Taiyin-Spleen-Meridian (足太阴脾经).
Stimulating Yinlingquan point helps for abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, edema, dysuria, jaundice, and knee pain.
Qi Point: Xuehai (血海)
When the knee is flexed, Xuehai point is on the medial aspect of the thigh, about 2 inches to the upper border of the patella, in a tender depression on the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle. It is the 10th Qi point on the Foot-Taiyin-Spleen-Meridian (足太阴脾经).
Stimulating Xuehai point helps for irregular and painful menstruation, uterine bleeding, vastus medialis pain, and skin rash, irritation and infection.
Qi Point: Neiting (内庭)
Neiting point is on the top of the foot, near the base of the toes, and in the depression between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones. Neiting point is on the Foot-Yangming-Stomach-Meridian (足阳明胃经).
Stimulating Neiting point helps for toothache, sore throat, acid-burn, stomach pain, bloating. diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, fever and dorsal swelling.
Qi Point: Fenglong (丰隆)
Fenglong point is on the lower leg, midway between the tibiofemoral joint (knee) line and the lateral malleolus (ankle bone). Fenglong point is on the Foot-Yangming-Stomach-Meridian (足阳明胃经).
Stimulating Fenglong point helps for phlegm, cough, headache, dizziness, bloating, conspitation, and lower limb paralysis.
Qi Point: Dubi (犊鼻)
Dubi point is another Qi point on the Foot-Yangming-Stomach-Meridian (足阳明胃经), located right on the knee. With the knees flexed, the point is at the lower border of the patella, in the depression lateral to the patella ligament.
Stimulating Dubi point helps for stiffness, pain and other discomfort in knee area.
Qi Point: Taichong (太冲)
Taichong point is on the top of the foot, in a depression at the junction of the bases of the first and second metatarsals. It is on the Foot-Queyin-Liver-Meridian (足阙阴肝经).
Taichong point is used for stroke, headache, dizziness, red eyes, sore throat, tinnitus, jaundice, abdominal distension, enuresis, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, vomiting and lower limb paralysis.
Qi Point: Xuanzhong (悬钟)
Xuanzhong point is on the fibula side of the lower leg, about 3 inches above the lateral malleolus (ankle bone). It is on the Foot-Shaoyang-Gall-Bladder-Meridian (足少阳胆经).
Stimulating Xuanzhong point helps for dementia, fatigue, chest pain, sore throat, hemiplegia, hemorrhoids, and lower limb paralysis.
Qi Point: Yanglingquan (阳陵泉)
Yanglingquan point is on the fibula side of the lower leg, close to the knee, in the tender depression approximately 1 inch below the head of the fibula. It is on the Foot-Shaoyang-Gall-Bladder-Meridian (足少阳胆经).
Stimulating Yanglingquan point helps for jaundice, hypochondriac pain, vomiting, knee swelling and pain, infantile convulsion, and numbness of the lower limb.
Qi Point: Zhiyin (至阴)
Zhiyin point is on the top of the foot, about 0.1 inch away, on the outside edge of, the root of the little toe nail. It is the well point, or the beginning point, of the Foot-Taiyang-Urinary-Bladder-Meridian (足太阳膀胱经).
Stimulating Zhiyin point helps for headache, nasal obstruction, nose bleeding, and malposition.
Qi Point: Kunlun (昆仑)
Kunlun point is on the lower leg, behind the ankle joint. It is in the depression between the prominence of the lateral malleolus and the Achilles tendon. It is on the Foot-Taiyang-Urinary-Bladder-Meridian (足太阳膀胱经).
Stimulating Kunlun point helps for neck and shoulder pain, headache, dizziness, epilepsy, lumbar pain, red and dry eyes.
Qi Point: Chengshan (承山)
Chengshan point is on the back side of the lower leg, in the depression formed below the bellies of the gastrocnemius muscle when the muscle is flexed, approximately 8 inches below the knee stripes. It is also on the Foot-Taiyang-Urinary-Bladder-Meridian (足太阳膀胱经).
Stimulating Chengshan point helps for leg muscle spasm, lower back pain, hemorrhoids and constipation.
Qi Point: Weizhong (委中)
Weizhong point is at the back of the knee, on the popliteal crease, in a depression midway between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendonosis. It is another Qi point on the Foot-Taiyang-Urinary-Bladder-Meridian (足太阳膀胱经).
Stimulating Weizhong point helps for lower back pain, numbness and weakness of the lower limb, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dysuria, erysipelas, stroke, and coma.