Everyone should know that according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupressure point K 27 on your chest is an effective point for relieving throat, chest, and back pain. K 27 also opens your ability to breathe deeply, which is key to releasing endorphins, the neuro-chemicals that relieve pain. Since it’s such a versatile, accessible point, I used it in my book, Acupressure’s Potent Points on common complaints, more than any of the other acupressure points. K 27 is easy to reach and effective for hundreds of complaints.
K 27 Acupressure Points (on both sides) are good for chest congestion, phlegm, coughing, throat spasms, sore throats, shallow breathing, difficult breathing, chest tightness, chest pain, anxiety, agitation and thyroid gland irregularities.K 27 is the master Yu Point; its also the exit point of the kidney meridian. The 12 Yu Points along the spine correspond and benefit all of the internal organs. I have found the Yu Points to be the most effective acupressure points for balancing the health and functions of the body. When you open K 27 by holding it for a couple minutes while breathing deeply, the benefits of using the spinal Yu points increase.
Point Location: To find the K 27 acupressure points (see my video clip here) place your fingertips below your collarbone. Rub with firm pressure, feeling for an indentation and soreness. When you get the point, you will feel a connection with your throat or chest, especially when you deepen your breath.
Self-Care Instructions: I suggest using your right hand to press the left side of K 27 on your chest, with your left hand pressing the right side of K 27. You can do just one side if only one hand is free. Use enough pressure to connect with the tightness or soreness. Hold for 2 minutes as you breathe slowly and deeply. Repeat 3 to 5 times daily for greater effectiveness.
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