Acupressure for a Swollen Face

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Acupressure helps with swelling in the face using different pressure points to address different causes. Reduce facial swelling with the help of an acupuncture physician in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Hilary Talbott, acupuncture physician and clinical herbalist. Today, we will be discussing acupressure for swollen faces. Now sometimes swollen faces can happen as a result of allergies. So I am going to show you a point today that is in Chinese medicine considered to open up the waterways. So this would be important to do on yourself if you are prone to waking with face swelling. So this point is easy to find on yourself because it's different on everybody based on the measurement of your own hands. So what you are going to do is you are going to lift one hand and lock. So unlock for me, yes with the fingers apart from the thumb. And lock in and you use your pointer finger on the bone and you are going to mark that spot and that is where lung seven is on you to open the waterways and reduce facial swelling. So and you can kind of search around and feel for this point. There's a little divot just off the bone and the name of this point actually translates to off the bone. So massaging on this point for 30 seconds at a time, 10 to 20 times before you get out of bed can often alleviate signs and symptoms of a swollen face. It's important to understand why your face is swelling. It could be something like a side effect from a pharmaceutical. Or perhaps you just had repeated allergy and cold invasions and your lungs are just not happy and the water is backing up into the face. This can be turned around very simply with acupuncture and herbs. But in the meantime lung seven is an excellent choice to help reduce the effects. I'm Hilary Talbott, and that was acupressure for swollen faces.

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