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How Does Acupressure Work?

Acupressure practitioners use their fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints on the body’s meridians. Sometimes, acupressure also involves stretching or acupressure massage, as well as other methods.

During an acupressure session, you lie fully clothed on a soft massage table. The practitioner gently presses on acupressure points on your body. A session typically lasts about one hour. You may need several sessions for the best results.

The goal of acupressure or other types of Asian bodywork is to restore health and balance to the body’s channels of energy and to regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). Some proponents claim acupressure not only treats the energy fields and body but also the mind, emotions, and spirit. Some even believe that therapists can transmit the vital energy (external qi) to another person. (source)

How to Find ZuSanLi (ST36) Acupressure Point Quickly and Accurately ?

Location description of ZuSanLi (ST36) acupressure point above is based on more medical term. In clinic, acupuncture doctors normally use bone measurement method and inherited way to find it quickly.

Using patient’s finger as measurement. Find the bulging bone under the knee (highest point). One thumb finger below the highest bone point, then one index finger width towards outside of the leg. This is the spot for ZuSanLi.


You can watch Dr. Wei Yuan, an acupuncturist at TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Works, demonstrating how to locate the Zusanli point on your knee in this video.

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Written by AJ