3 Main Acupressure Points for Immune System Strength

Published on
December 13, 2021

Acupuncture therapy can help keep you healthy by stimulating and balancing the immune system.

One of the best things you can do to increase your body’s natural defenses during this time of the year is to book an acupuncture appointment at the Modern Acupuncture clinic nearest you.

But, did you know that Acupressure can also help boost the immune system, reduce symptoms, and speed up the healing process?

One of the best ways to enhance your immune system naturally and quickly is through Acupressure. Focusing on the right acupressure points for immune system enhancement has shown to be effective in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.

Similar to acupuncture, acupressure therapy works by stimulating specific portions of the autonomic nervous system through selected acupoints.

When pressure is applied to these specific points, it can trigger a variety of effects on the body that may provide temporary relief from stress symptoms and promote relaxation and boost the immune system. While not a substitute for regular acupuncture, acupressure is a great option for keeping you healthy while at home.

Below you will find three acupressure points and instructions to help in boosting your immune system.

Acupressure Instructions:

Find a comfortable seated position and focus on deep breathing throughout the session.

Press your fingers firmly with massage-like pressure onto each acupressure point, in order, and move in small circular motions for 1-2 minutes.

Apply this acupressure technique two times per day, while you are at home.

3 Acupressure Immune Points:

GB 20 - On the neck, where the neck muscles attach to the back of the skull.

  1. Find the point at the level of your ear lobes, following the groove to where the neck muscles attach to the skull.
  2. Take slow, deep breaths and apply deep pressure with the thumb and index finger in a circular motion.
  3. Massage one side at a time or both sides together.

Hand: LI 4 - On the back of the hand, at the apex of the muscle between the thumb and the index finger.

  1. Touch the point on the muscle between the thumb of your opposite hand.
  2. Take slow, deep breaths and apply pressure with the thumb in a circular motion.
  3. Apply the same technique to the opposite side.

Foot: LV 3 - On the top of the foot, along the webbing between the first and second toes, in the depression before the joint.

  1. Touch the point on the webbing between the first and second toes, between the joint.
  2. Take slow, deep breaths and apply pressure with the index finger or thumb in a circular motion.
  3. Apply the same technique to the opposite side.

We are bringing the many benefits of acupuncture and acupressure to you. Prevention is always better than cure, and the best way to keep the flu, common cold, and infections at bay is by strengthening your immune system, the body’s natural defense system.

It's Time to Embrace Time-Tested Wellness Practices

Through regular Modern Acupuncture treatments. We encourage you to add these immune-boosting acupressure points to your daily wellness routine.

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Visit our All About Acupuncture page, where we unpack everything about this ancient technique. From its inception in China over 3,000 years ago, to its gradual increase in popularity in the US.

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