Acupressure Points for High Blood Pressure

Acupressure is a well known alternative therapy to treat various diseases. Its practiced from past thousands of years. Millions of people believe in it and use it treat medical conditions in a natural way. Here we will discuss how to treat High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) through Acupressure.

Acupressure Points for High Blood Pressure


There are acupressure points throughout our body. Different point are meant to treat different diseases. Here we have listed a few acupressure point which are know to help in reducing High Blood Pressure.

Gb 20 (Wind Pool)


Location of Gb20 point: This point is at the base of your skull on your neck. When you bend your head forward and then back again, you will be able to identify a depression on both sides of spinal cord. Wind Pool (Gb 20) is in these depressions.

How To Apply Pressure: Use the thumbs to apply the pressure, and hold it for around a minute. Gradually apply and release the pressure with deep breaths.

Benefits of Gb 20: Its beneficial in getting relief from headaches, neck stiffness, pain and colds

Li 11


Location of Li 11 Point: This Point is located on the outer side of the elbow, at the end of elbow crease.

How to Apply Pressure: Applying steady and strong pressure for 1 minute and then do the same on other arm.

Benefits of Li 11: It lowers high blood pressure, reduce heat and inflammation. It is also used to treat menstrual issues and blood circulation problems.

Li 4


Location of Li 4 Point: This point is also known as Union Valley. It is located in the webbing between the forefinger (index finger) and the thumb.

How to Apply Pressure: Apply pressure until you feel a mild discomfort. Press it for 20 to 30 seconds and then release.

Benefits of Li 4: This point balances blood flow throughout the body and clears stagnation. This point is used in various other problems like toothache, eye problem, skin problem, sinus and improving immunity. It should not be used on a pregnant women as it can induce labor prematurely.

ST 36


Location of ST 36 Point: Also known as Leg Three Miles. It is located four finger widths below the lower edge of the kneecap and one finger width towards the outside of shin bone.

How to Apply Pressure: Apply firm pressure on the point for 1 minute.

Benefits of ST 36: This point tonify the blood, treat digestive disorders, general weakness, lower leg pain, asthma, PMS symptoms, depression and insomnia.



LV 3


Location of LV 3 Point: It is situated on the top of the foot, on the web margin of skin between the big toe and the second toe. Hypertension and blockages in the liver meridian are connected to each other and stimulating LV 3 helps in clearing the liver meridian.

How to Apply Pressure: Apply firm pressure on the point for 1 minute.

Benefits of LV 3: It cures hypertension, eye problems, menstrual issues, male impotence, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.

HT 7


Location of HT 7 Point: It is positioned at the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon. This acupressure point is also termed as Spirit Gate.

How to Apply Pressure: Apply firm pressure using thumb.

Benefits of HT 7: It is used to treat heart problems like angina, irregular heartbeat, pounding heart, sleeping disorders, anxiety, mania and insomnia.
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