Pressure Points on Feet
The foot is a complex structure with several bones, joints, and muscles. It also contains numerous pressure points that correspond to different organs, glands, and body systems. Stimulating these points through massage, acupressure or reflexology is thought to promote relaxation, reduce pain and improve overall health.
The pressure points on feet on the feet are also known as acupoints and are believed to be linked to every part of the body. In addition to providing pain relief, foot massage is said to help boost immunity and promote healing throughout the body.
Unlocking the Power of Foot Pressure Points: A Guide to Healing and Relaxation
According to the book Healing with Pressure Point Therapy by Jack Forem, there are 15 pressure points on the foot that connect to the various parts of the body. Some of these acupoints can be found on the bottom of the foot, others are located between the toes or at the base of the heel and some are located in the sole of the foot.
One of the more common acupoints is the GV 40, which can be found by pressing down on your thumb and index finger on the top of your foot (see Figure 2). This acupoint relieves headaches, stress and anxiety, fatigue, and menstrual pain. It also helps treat eye conditions, indigestion and high blood pressure. Another acupoint is the KD 1 located at the depression you feel below the big toe and second toe. Apply pressure on this acupoint for two or three minutes to treat insomnia, night sweats and hot flashes.