Cold is a common disease that occurs in human body due to climate change or infection from food, drinks or other person. You can get quick relief in cold symptoms with acupressure points for cold, flu and fever. You just need to know the location of pressure points for cold and then stimulate them regularly to heal yourself or your family members.
Acupressure is a scientifically proven therapy that can heal cold and fever without any side effects. When you get cold, you may take it lightly believing that it will go away in a few days but your condition can get worse if you get fever, weakness and other symptoms within 3-4 days of having cold. So, you should use acupressure points for cold and flu to heal yourself at home.
Cold: Causes and Symptoms
The Cold occurs in human body because of so many viruses but the most common virus that causes Cold is Rhinovirus. When the virus of Cold enters into the body, the Symptoms of Cold come out as Sneezing, Sore Throat, Runny Nose, Nasal Congestion, Blocked Nose, Watery Eyes, Headache, Body ache, Weakness, Coughing, etc.
When a person is suffering from the Cold, the immune system of his/her body becomes weak. If a person has persistent symptoms of Cold for several days, s/he can get infected with Fever and then it will become Flu. So, these are the causes and symptoms of cold, now let’s focus on acupressure points for cold, flu and fever to cure the cold and its symptoms faster.
Acupressure Points for Cold, Flu and Fever Relief:
Acupressure Points for Cold, Flu, and Fever work on reducing the virus infection and strengthening the immune system of body. Here we provide the list of most effective pressure points for cold, flu and fever that you can use to cure yourself and others.
- Drilling Bamboo Point – Bladder 2 (B2)
- Facial Beauty Point – Stomach 3 (ST3)
- Hand Valley Point – Large Intestine 4 (LI4)
- Crooked Pond Point – Large Intestine 11 (LI11)
- Welcome Fragrance Point – Large Intestine 20 (LI20)
- Bearing Support Point – Bladder 36 (B36)
- Elegant Mansion Point – Kidney 27 (K27)
- Third Eye Point – Governing Vessel 24.5 (GV24.5)
- Lung 7 Point
The Acupressure Points for Cold, Fever and Flu are very effective to get rid of Cold and Flu. Acupressure not only reduces the impact of Cold and Flu but also encourage the body to fight with the disease/infection.
Drilling Bamboo Point – Bladder 2 (B2):
The Drilling Bamboo Point is useful to relieve the Cold. The Drilling Bamboo (Bladder 2) Point is situated at notch of Eye Sockets near the Bridge of the Nose. You can find the Acupressure Drilling Bamboo Point at the spot (area) where the ridge of the Eyebrows meet up the Bridge of the Nose.
Find out Drilling Bamboo Point as displayed in picture above. Apply light pressure on B2 Point for three to four minutes on a regular basis. Applying pressure on Drilling Bamboo Point will be helpful to heal Cold, Sinus Congestion, ache in front head and exhausted eyes.
Facial Beauty Point – Stomach 3 (ST3):
The Facial Beauty Point is very helpful to get relief from Stuffy Nose and Eye Burning. The Facial Beauty Point (Stomach 3) is located at base of the Cheekbone. You can find the Acupressure Facial Beauty Point at the foundation of Cheekbone and exact underneath of the pupil.
Find the Facial Beauty Point same as displayed in picture above. Apply mild pressure on ST3 Point on day to day basis. Massaging the Facial Beauty Point will be beneficial in healing Eye Burning, Eye exhaustion, heaviness in Eyes, Stuffy Nose and Head Congestion.
Union Valley Point – Large Intestine 4 (LI4):
The Large Intestine 4 Point is very common pressure point and is useful for relieving the Cold and Flu. The Large Intestine 4 Point is also known as Union Valley Point and it is situated in between the Thumb and the Index Finger. You can find the Acupressure Large Intestine 4 Point on the back of the Hand, in the valley between Index Finger and Thumb.
Find the Union Valley Point (LI4) as shown in the picture above. Apply pressure on Large Intestine 4 Point by using your other hand’s thumb with tender pressure. Applying pressure on the Large Intestine 4 Point will be helpful to get relief in Cold, Headache, Constipation, Head Jamming and Flu.
Please Do NOT Apply Pressure on Large Intestine 4 Point (LI4) if you (Patient) are pregnant. The LI4 Point may cause more troubles to the Pregnant Woman.
Crooked Pond Point – Large Intestine 11 (LI11):
The Large Intestine 11 Point is helpful to relieve the Cold and Fever. The Large Intestine 11 Point is also called Crooked Pond Point and it is situated near Elbow. You can find the Large Intestine 11 Point in the depression of the outer ending of the Elbow Crease.
The picture of Large Intestine 11 Point (Crooked Pond Point) is displayed above. Apply pressure with your Thumb on Large Intestine 11 Point on a regular basis for faster results. Applying pressure on Crooked Pond Point (LI11) will help to get relief in pain in Elbow, Fever, Constipation and Cold. The LI11 Point also boosts up the Immune System.
Welcome Fragrance Point – Large Intestine 20 (LI20):
The Large Intestine 20 Point is well known as Acupressure Welcome Fragrance Point. The Large Intestine Point is located on Nostrils (both sides). The LI20 is located in the nasolabial groove, at the midpoint of the lateral border of ala nasi. You can find the Large Intestine 20 Point as shown in the picture above.
Apply pressure and massage the Large Intestine 20 Points simultaneously. Massaging the LI20 on a regular basis will be helpful to cure Nasal Problems, Face inflammation and Sinus Congestion.
Bearing Support Point – Bladder 36 (B36):
The Bearing Support Point is useful in improvement of body’s resistance power against Colds. The Bearing Support (Bladder 36) Point is situated on the backside near the Spine. You can find the exact spot for Bearing Support Point (B36) on the upper back, between the spine and the shoulder blades.
Find the Acupressure Bearing Support Point on both sides as displayed in above picture. Apply pressure on Bladder 36 (B36) Point on daily basis to improve Resistance of body against Colds and strengthen the Immune System.
Elegant Mansion Point – Kidney 27 (K27):
The Elegant Mansion Point is very effective to heal breathing problems. The Elegant Mansion Point is situated on the hollow, underneath the Collarbone and next the breastbone. The exact spot of Elegant Mansion Point (Kidney 27) is located on both sides of Spine as displayed in the picture above.
As you find the Kidney 27 (K27) Point, apply slight pressure on it for 1 minute several times in a day to get relief in breathing problem, Coughing, Sore Throat and Chest Congestion.
Third Eye Point – Governing Vessel 24.5 (GV24.5):
The Third Eye Point is the most common point in Acupressure therapy to relieve lots of problems of body. The Third Eye Point (GV24.5) is situated exact in the middle of your eyebrows. Find the Third Eye Point at where the bridge of the nose and the center of the forehead meet.
The Governing Vessel 24.5 Point (GV24.5) with exact location on face is shown in the above picture. Find the Third Eye Point and apply firm pressure on the 3rd Eye Point with your thumb on daily basis. Applying pressure on Third Eye Point will help in relieving Headache, Head Congestion, and Stuffy Nose.
Lung 7 Point (LU7):
The Lung 7 Point is very helpful to heal cold, cough, sore throat and many other issues. The Lung 7 (LU7) pressure point is located 5 centimeters away from the wrist crease, proximal to the styloid process of the radius bone. You can see the above picture to find exact location of LU7 point on your hands.
Apply firm pressure on Lung 7 point on your left hand with the thumb of right hand and hold it for one minute. Repeat the process on LU7 point on your right hand. By stimulating Lung 7 Point regularly, you can relieve Cold, Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Asthma, Neck Pain/Stiffness, Headache, Migraine, Facial Paralysis, Wrist Pain and Toothache.
Frequently Asked Questions
The acupressure points for cold, flu and fever can relieve cold symptoms and help you feel better. But how does acupressure work to heal cold and fever without any medicine or remedy? Here we provide some common questions about pressure points for cold and flu to improve your knowledge about them.
Q.1 Do acupressure points really work to relieve cold?
Yes, the acupressure points really work to relieve cold. You can heal most cold symptoms by stimulating the effective pressure points for cold, flu and fever suggested above.
Q.2 What pressure points are effective for cold and fever?
Bladder 2, Bladder 36, Large Intestine 4, Large Intestine 11, Large Intestine 20, Stomach 3, Kidney 27 and Governing Vessel 24.5 pressure points are effective for cold and fever.
Q.3 How does acupressure cure cold and flu?
The acupressure cures cold and flu by regulating the flow of blood and energy throughout your body. As a result, it strengthens your body’s immune system so that it can fight hard with cold, flu and fever to return to the healthy state.
Q.4 How long do acupressure points take to relieve cold?
The acupressure points start relieving cold, flu and fever as soon as you stimulate the pressure points but it may take some time to cure the cold and flu completely depending upon the severity of the disease.
The Acupressure Points for Cold, Flu and Fever Relief mentioned above are best of our knowledge and research. With regular stimulation, each pressure point is helpful to relieve various symptoms of cold & flu faster.
You should apply our suggested pressure points for cold, flu and fever whenever you or your loved ones get infected. In case you want to know more about acupressure for cold/flu then ask us in the comment section, we will be happy to answer your queries ASAP.