What is Asthma?
Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system in which the airways constrict, become inflamed and are lined with excessive amount of mucus. Asthma usually occurs after exposure to cold air, exercise or cigarette smoke. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, congestion or cough (1)
Pressure Points that can help provide relief against Asthma
These are few of the pressure points, which can help in relieving the pain.
LI4 (Joining the Valley)
Located in the Web between the thumb and Index finger, on the back of the hand. Using the thumb and index finger of the other hand, apply a pinching pressure until the point is felt, and hold it for approximately two minutes.
SP6 (Three Yin Crossing)
Located inches above the inner ankle on the edge of tibia (The large Bone). This point may be especially tender because it is the only point in the entire body where three energy channels converge – The Spleen, The Kidney and The Liver channels. The health of the muscle is dependent on the Spleen qi, Tendons are dependent upon the Liver qi and the bones are dependent on the Kidney qi.
ST36 (Three Mile Point)
This point is 4 inches below the knee along the outside edge of the Tibia (the large bone). To locate St 36 place the ball of your hand on the knee cap and stretch your fingers without moving the hand. Let your middle finger touch the outside of the edge of the tibia bone. This is the ST 36 point. Very important point as it is regarded that the general problem of blocked qi from chest downwards down to the toes can be helped with this point.
GB 20 (Gates of Consciousness)
Located at the base of the skull in the back of the head, just behind the bones at the back of the ears. Disperse these points for Two minutes with your fingers and thumb.
GB 21 (Shoulder Well)
The Chinese call it Jian Jing. GB 21 is located on the shoulder directly above the nipple at the midpoint of a line connecting CV 14 and the acromion at the highest point on the shoulder. When you draw an imaginary line between the bone of the neck (C7) and the top of the shoulder, the point lies midway along the curved line at the highest point of the shoulder muscle.