Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it’s time
for Massage Monday. This week I’m going to show you three acupressure
points for coughing. I rarely get sick but I recently caught a nasty cold when I attended
a big seminar with 500 people for four days. I guess my body and mind couldn’t handle all
kinds of energy and the room was super cold too. The first one is CV 22 between the clavicles right
above the sternum or the breast bone. Press this point gently with your finger. And kind
of curl your finger so you’re trying to press the back of the breast bone. You should feel
something that’s stuck in your throat but not chocking. Do not press straight into your
trachea because you’ll choking yourself. Press this point up to 1 minute or until your coughing
sensation subsides or you feel your throat is opening up. The second point is LU 5 on the elbow crease. When
you slightly bend your elbow, you feel a big tendon in the middle. Right next to it is
a big depression kind of right in the middle of your elbow crease on thumb side. That’s
another point. Press this point with your thumb with the other fingers wrapped around
the elbow for support. Press this point pretty deeply up to one minute as you breathe deeply.
If you have a long finger nail, this will hurt so if that’s the case, use a tool such
as the back of a pencil which is pointy with a soft tip at the end. Use that to press. The third point is LU 8 on the inner wrist crease.
Follow your thumb to the wrist and there is depression where you can feel your pulses.
So that’s the point. Press this point for up to one minute as you breathe deeply. Besides
alleviating coughing and sore throat, this point is also good for getting rid of phlegm. I hope this is helpful. Thanks for watching.
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