According to traditional Chinese medicine, the twelve meridians of the human body, the more than forty acupuncture points and more than a dozen unique acupressure points all meet at the head.
The scientific basis of Acupuncture demonstrates that it promotes changes in sensory, motor and autonomic functions, with therapeutic results at the visceral, immune and hormonal levels and overall brain function, through neuromodulation.
This is the ability of the nervous system to regulate its own activity and that of the whole body.
Acupuncture repairs abnormal functions of tissues and organs through its interference with neurological and neurohumoral reflexes.
Acupuncture stimulates the Central and Peripheral Nervous System to release its pain modulating and repair mechanisms through the release of neurotransmitters.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the foot has more than 60 acupuncture points that are closely linked to the 12 meridians of the internal organs.
However, due to the large distance between the foot and the heart, the resistance of the foot is low; it is the weakest area of the body as it is vulnerable to cold and dampness.
Therefore, the health of the feet is thought to be closely related to the health of the human body as a whole.
Press the Hegu, Neiguan and Zusanli acupoints once a day.
The Hegu point is in the area between the thumb and index finger. Acupuncture at the Hegu point helps to treat headaches, facial paralysis and diseases affecting the five senses.
The Neiguan point is located about five centimeters from the wrist crease.
Acupuncture at the Neiguan point mainly helps treat heart palpitations, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
The Zusanli acupoint is approximately seven to ten centimeters below the center of the knee.
According to the language of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has the function of regulating the stomach, replenishing energy, promoting circulation through the meridians and dissipating wind and dampness.
Modern scientific research confirms that acupuncture performed at the Zusanli point stimulates the stomach and intestines, as well as a variety of digestive and enzymatic activities. It can increase one’s appetite, aid digestion, improve brain capacity, improve heart function, increase white and red blood cell and hemoglobin production and endocrine hormone levels, and improve the body’s resistance to disease.
Acupuncture at the Zusanli point also helps prevent stomach and abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, hepatitis, gallbladder inflammation and high blood pressure.
Zusanli, Hegu and Neiguan are three of the main acupuncture points used in treatments by ancient physicians.
Written by: Faddi Nassar
Date: Oct, 7, 2016.
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