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Pressure Point for Alleviating Allergies

 Allergies are not a disease, but they do have an adverse effect on the body and bother us no less, as any person who suffers from them can testify. Some people suffer from this phenomenon due to inhalation of certain allergens, while others experience it due to contact with allergens or the ingestion of them.

 

During the transition seasons, the chances of exposure to these substances increase, so many people experience headaches, weakness, itching, and a host of similar symptoms. These symptoms are usually treated with different medications, but allergy symptoms can also be treated naturally, with a pressure point massage existing for each individual symptom, which you will get to know all about  below.

 

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Pressure points for treating respiratory problems

An allergy that affects the airways and causes symptoms such as difficulty breathing, coughing and worse are very dangerous, and it can occur after exposure to the venom of certain insects, with a bee sting allergy being the most common. When you have an allergic reaction, you should quickly seek medical help, but while you wait for medical help to arrive, you can massage the following pressure points to help calm your symptoms.

1. The Elegant Mansion (K-27)

pressure points for allergies

You will find these points on both sides of the chest just below the collarbone next to the sternum. Massaging these two points helps prevent respiratory blockage, as well as treats chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, bronchitis, and anxiety. Press the points with your index finger for 3-4 minutes.

2. Fish Border (Lu-10)

pressure points for allergies

This pressure point is known to help treat breathing difficulties, and no breathing difficulty treatment is complete without massaging this point. It is located in the fleshy part under the thumb, between the wrist and thumb joint. Massaging it reduces chest pain, shortness of breath, and asthma attacks. Press for 3-4 minutes on both hands.

Pressure points to prevent a runny nose

Allergic rhinitis is usually caused by exposure to dust or animal fur and is not a response that endangers the body. However, it is unpleasant and harms the quality of life, but with the help of these 4 pressure points in your facial area, you can get rid of the annoyance in your airways.

Pressure points to prevent eczema

There are allergic reactions that cause us itchiness and redness, pestering and irritating areas of the skin, which after some time will become scaly. This is eczema, most often caused by exposure to allergens found in animal fur. You can prevent it from appearing and soothe it with the following pressure points.

1. Wind Pool (GB-20)

pressure points for allergies

These points are on the sides of the base of the skull, right in the area where the neck begins. They are often used to release a stiff neck, but they can also help prevent the exacerbation of eczema caused by an allergy. Press the points for 3-4 minutes.

2. Great Abyss (LI-4)

pressure points for allergies

This point is between the thumb and forefinger, and it helps open the meridians of the colon and improve the flow of energy in the body, which helps to heal and alleviate allergy symptoms that affect the skin and respiratory system. Press on the point with your thumb for 3-4 minutes on both hands.

Pressure points to prevent urticaria 

Another allergy symptom that affects the skin is urticaria, which is manifested in the form of a rash. In most cases, the rash disappears after exposure to the allergen has ended, but this is not always possible, for example, when living with a dog or a cat. Other factors that can cause urticaria are sensitivity to gluten and lactose and these following pressure points will help you get rid of this annoying rash.

1. Great Surge (LIV-3)

pressure points for allergies

This point is between the big and second toe, about 2 cm below the base, and it is recommended to breathe deeply while massaging it. In addition to its beneficial effect against rashes, it also helps to calm the mind.

2. Curved Pool (LI-11)

pressure points for allergies

This point is on the outside of the elbow, just at the end of the fold created between the two parts of the arm. In addition to soothing the skin rash, massaging this point also helps reduce blood pressure. Massage it on both arms for 3-4 minutes.

 

Pressure points to prevent edema

Edema is an allergy phenomenon that is difficult to diagnose, as it often accompanies and exacerbates other allergic reactions. The edema is caused by fluid retention and in Chinese medicine, it is linked to weakness in the spleen and kidney meridians. The following pressure points should restore the condition to normal and prevent the build-up of fluids in different parts of the body.

1. Shining Sea (KID-6)

pressure points for allergies
This point is a powerful one in the treatment of edema and fluid retention in the body, and it shows good results every time it‘s massaged. You will find it on the inside of the heel, just below the ankle. Press it for a minute on both feet.

2. Sea of Qi (CV-6)

pressure points for allergies
Many people use this point as well when treating edema, and it is located at a distance of 2 fingers below the navel. In addition to edema, massaging it helps to get rid of chronic diarrhea, constipation, and gas, and is especially important for women with menstrual problems. Press the point to a depth of about 5 cm gently and gradually, while taking deep breaths, do this for 2 minutes.
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