Acupressure for Allergies

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The Large Intestine 4 and Bi Tung, Lung 7 and Bladder 2 acupressure points can help treat the unpleasant symptoms of allergies. View a demonstration by a Doctor of Chinese Medicine in this free video on basic acupressure techniques.

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Hi, I'm Hilary Talbott, Acupuncture Physician and Clinical Herbalist. Today, I will be demonstrating some acupressure points to help treat allergies. There are two points located on the hand that I often use when treating allergies whether with acupressure or acupuncture. The first point is large intestine 4 located between the first and second bones of the hand, at the high point of the muscle at the end of the crease. This point is clinically significant because it's the command point to the head. So generally, when you experience allergies, you experience them in your head with sneezing, runny eyes, stuffed up nose. So, if that's the type of allergic responses you're having, this point is really beneficial. The other point is lung 7. And lung 7 is found by this neat little trick of using both of your hands, you lock your thumbs together and where your pointer finger lands on the, this side of the arm is where lung 7 is located. Potential manipulation to this point is helpful in activating the way chi or the protective chi. So, over time, using this point daily, let's say if you have chronic allergies, would actually be really effective as a preventative measure instead of waiting until it happens. And then, two points on the face which are great are local point located here in the crease especially if there's any nasal involvement, large intestine Bi Tung and then also bladder 2. Bladder 2 is located on the medial side of the eyebrow in the sinus cavity, a little divot right here. And these are really effective for sneezing. So, if you get into sneezing attacks and can't stop, I tell my patients to massage these points all the time. Sometimes it can help prevent like a massive sneeze attack by opening up the sinus cavities. I'm Hilary Talbott, and that was acupressure for allergies.

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