416.368.4858

info@downtowncore.ca

royal bank plaza . lower concourse

416.368.4858

info@downtowncore.ca

royal bank plaza . lower concourse

ACUPRESSURE POINTS  

Use the following diagrams to locate the point specific to your needs.  

Find a comfortable position.  

Take your index finger and apply gentle, pressure perpendicular to the point.  Slowly increase the pressure over 30 seconds.  

Continue to apply the maximum comfortable pressure for about 2 minutes.  Slowly decrease the pressure over 30 seconds.  

During the time of applying the acupressure, take slow deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.

chiropractic . medical acupuncture 

chiropractic . medical acupuncture 

416.368.4858

info@downtowncore.ca

royal bank plaza . lower concourse

POINTS TO ASSIST WITH RELIEF OF STRESS AND ANXIETY


Governing Vessel 20: located at the intersection of a line drawn from ear to ear and a line drawn down the centre of the head from front to back
























Yintang:  use your index finger to gently follow the bridge of your nose up until it sinks in to a slight hollow approximately between your eyebrows.  This point is also helpful for headaches. 

Ear Shenmen:  locate this point at the apex of the small triangle in the upper part of your ear as shown in the diagram

POINTS TO ASSIST WITH HEADACHES

LI4:  Helpful for most types of headache.  Push your thumb and index finger on the same hand together.  Locate the point by finding the highest point of skin on the index finger side of the crease. 

ST 2:  Helpful for maxillary sinus pressure headaches.  Directly below your pupil as your finger sinks into the hollow under the bone directly beneath your eye.

BL 2:  Helpful for frontal headaches and sinus pressure in this area.  Follow your eyebrow towards your nose. Just before you hit the midline, your finger will sink into a small notch.  Apply the pressure here.

GB 20:  Helpful for tension headaches and headaches at the base of the skull.  Wrap your hands around your head as shown in the second diagram.  Move your thumbs until they sink into a divot at the base of the skull.  Apply the pressure here, through your thumbs.


The point Yintang (see above) is also helpful for most types of headaches.