3 Acupressure Points for Fever and Cold


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This article focuses on acupressure points for fever and cold, offering readers valuable insights and practical techniques for natural relief. Ms. Mai Sogawa, a TCM Therapist, provides expert guidance on specific acupressure points that benefit these common health issues. By understanding and applying these methods, readers can effectively manage symptoms at home. For a broader exploration of acupressure techniques specifically for fever, visit our detailed guide on acupressure points for fever.

Acupressure Points for Fever and Cold: Effective Relief Techniques

  • LI-4 (He Gu): Located in the fleshy area between the thumb and index finger, this point is known for its effectiveness in treating fever and cold symptoms.
  • LI-11 (Qu Chi): Found at the end of the crease on the elbow, LI-11 is particularly beneficial for boosting the immune system, making it suitable for combating both fever and cold.
  • 感冒点 (Cold Point): Situated near the center of the palm, directly opposite the Hegu point (LI-4), it is specifically targeted for alleviating cold symptoms.
Acupoint: LI-4 (Other Names: Large Intestine-4/He Gu/Joining Valley)
Acupoint: LI-4 (Other Names: Large Intestine-4/He Gu/Joining Valley)
Acupoint: LI-11 (Other Names: Large Intestine-11/Qu Chi/Pool at the Crook)
Acupoint: LI-11 (Other Names: Large Intestine-11/Qu Chi/Pool at the Crook)

Techniques for Application

Ms. Sogawa advises a particular technique for applying pressure to these points. Press towards the bone and slightly below it to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. This method enhances the benefits of acupressure in relieving fever and cold symptoms.

When to Seek Medical Care

While acupressure is a valuable tool in managing mild symptoms of fever and cold, it is essential to recognize when professional medical care is needed. If symptoms persist or worsen, or if the fever is unusually high and accompanied by severe symptoms like difficulty breathing, persistent vomiting, or confusion, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Acupressure should complement but not replace professional medical advice and treatment, especially in severe or prolonged illness cases.

Utilizing these acupressure points can provide a natural and effective way to manage the discomfort associated with fever and cold. However, always remember to prioritize safety and seek medical care when necessary.

Author: P. Sze

P. Sze P. Sze is the founder of TCM Tips and Dragon Acupuncture®. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first-class honor in Civil Engineering. S he also holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is the brain behind the innovative TCM products of Dragon Acupuncture®. She is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Auricular Therapy: Application of Ear Seeds (ISBN 978-1520451398) and Facial Gua Sha - Fight the Signs of Aging Naturally and Inexpensively (ISBN 978-1980678922). She has dedicated her life to ensuring that the complex theories behind oriental medicine and the seemingly dangerous techniques that involve needles and fire do not scare you from trying oriental medicine. This is why she writes endlessly about acupressure and its countless health and wellness benefits.

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