Acupressure For Itching

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Certain acupressure power points can be used to relieve general itching along your body. Understand how acupressure can help with itching with help from a doctor of Oriental medicine in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Hillary Talbott, acupuncture physician and clinical herbalist coming to you today from St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, we will be discussing acupressure for itching. Now, there are a number of different causes that could lead to itching in the human body from psoriasis, eczema, to windburn, to even food allergies. So today, I'm going to show you an empirical point that we sometimes needle to relieve itching. And it's easily found on your own body. In order to do this, it's located here, on the lateral side of the leg. You're just going to put your arm down by your side, and the cool thing about acupressure points is that they are they line up with measurements from your own body. So, when you have your arm straight down, it just want to come to where the middle finger lands. And then you're going to kind of search around and what we call the IT band. The iliotibial band of the leg until you find a point that is a little bit uncomfortable. This let's you know that you're in the right place. And you just want to use firm pressure, kind of repeated pressing into the leg over and over and concentrate on this for a couple minutes and then give yourself a break. And this point is found of course on both legs, so you could use either side. You could repeat from side to side, and is especially effective for itching that is happening on the lower portion of the body. So again, it's important to understand the cause behind your itching, so visit your local acupuncture physician to get a complete diagnosis and hopefully treatment plan that will alleviate any future itching for you. I'm Hillary Talbott, and that was acupressure for itching.


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