How to Locate Pressure Points in Your Foot
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Throughout the centuries, people have used foot reflexology to treat conditions and promote health. The theory behind this ancient practice is that there are specific pressure points in the foot that correspond to organs, glands and other parts of the body. Stimulating these points through massage, acupressure or other techniques is thought to promote relaxation and stimulate the body’s healing power. URL

Acupuncturists often work with pressure points in the foot, hand and ear as part of a holistic approach to wellness that includes herbs, diet and lifestyle. However, scientific evidence of its effectiveness is lacking. If you are interested in trying foot reflexology, check out the ARCB website for a list of certified practitioners.

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To locate these pressure points, start by finding the small dip between your first and second toe right beneath the ball of your foot. Use your thumb to apply pressure in a circular motion to this spot. Apply the pressure for one to two minutes.

The KD 1 pressure point is found in the depression you feel below the joint of your big toe. Press this point for one to two minutes to relieve stress, headaches, anger, anxiety and irritability.

The acupoint LV 2 is located in the thick web of skin between your first and second toes on the plantar (underside) of your foot. This acupoint is believed to cure high blood pressure, intestinal issues and headaches. To access the acupoint LV 2, press with your thumb between the big toe and the toe next to it, where you feel a slight bulge.