For someone whose job requires standing for long periods, it’s easy to develop a wide range of conditions such as varicose veins, joint compression, muscle fatigue, and many more. Prolonged standing reduces blood supply to the muscles of the legs resulting in inflammation and many other unpleasant conditions. This is where UB 64 acupuncture comes in to provide therapy for these problems. Applying acupressure on the UB 64 acupuncture point helps alleviate pain, calm the Shen, and relax the sinews.
For centuries, UB 64 acupuncture has proven to be useful for providing relief for a wide range of conditions. Activating UB 64 acupuncture points provides regular meridians energy, promotes optimal functioning of internal organs, and keeps away pathogens.
Acupoint: Bl-64 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-64/Jing Gu/Metatarsal Tuberosity)
The lateral side of the foot, below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, where the red part (top part) of the foot meets the white part (bottom part) of the foot. You should find a small depression, and that is the UB64 or Bl-64 acupuncture point.
UB 64 is a prized point for alleviating a wide range of pain associated with standing for too long. To activate this point, apply firm pressure on the point with your fingers for about two minutes. You can also use a Gua Sha board to stroke the acupoint gently. It provides relief for a wide range of pain in the lower extremities and activates bladder meridians to initiate emotional and physical balancing.
Signs you need to massage UB 64 acupuncture point:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Mental confusion
- Chest pain
- Pain in leg muscles and lumbar
Applying acupressure on the UB 64 acupuncture point not only helps to alleviate foot pain but also stimulates the connecting vessels to dissipate wind and clear heat. It also calms the mind and strengthens the lower back. This form of therapy is also recommended for people who perform repetitive heavy lifting. Whether you suffered an injury and your back muscles are strained, or the nature of your job predisposes you to foot pain and back problems, it’s a good idea to make massage UB 64 part of your wellness routine.
For someone with emotional disorders, mood swings, or depression, applying acupressure can help calm the mind and boost their mood. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with depression or you’re just anxious about an upcoming event, you are a good candidate for UB 64 acupuncture.
Acupoint: GB-41 (Other Names: Gallbladder-41/Zu Lin Qi/Foot Governor of Tears)
GB-41 is another essential acupuncture point for alleviating pain if you stand for too long. GB-41 point is located on the foot’s lateral aspect, proximal to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint in the depression lateral to the tendon of extensor digiti minimi of the foot. GB-41 gives access to the Dai meridian, making it very useful for treating all kinds of pain that come from standing for too long. To stimulate the GB-41 acupuncture point, press the groove between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones for two minutes as you breathe deeply. You can also press the blunt edge of a gua sha board against the acupoint and apply gentle pressure. Besides alleviating pain from standing too long, experts recommend GB 41 acupuncture point as an excellent relief for headaches.
Acupoint: GB-40 (Other Names: Gallbladder-40/Qiu Xu/Mound of Ruins)
This point is located at the ankle joint, anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus. This is an essential point for treating joint pain, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs, ankle sprain, and sciatic pain. GB-40 is one of the 9 excellent acupuncture points for hip pain. Applying acupressure on GB40 acupoint helps to relieve pain in the lower extremities. People who stand for too long can develop numbness, weakness, swelling, and pain in the lower extremities. To stimulate the G-40 acupuncture point, apply firm pressure to the point for 2 minutes using your fingers or knuckles. Ensure the pressure is firm enough to a point where it hurts a little. You can make use of the blunt edge of a gua sha board again.
Overall, applying acupressure on the UB-64, GB-40, and GB-41 acupuncture points is a great way to provide relief for foot pain, foot cramps, swelling, and many other conditions that come with standing for long periods. It also brings vitality and strength that can rejuvenate your body and mind. This practice has existed over the past 3,000 years, and it has been proven to be a useful practice for alleviating foot pain. Not only does it help to save money by eliminating the need to use pharmaceuticals all the time, but it also boosts the immune system.