How can acupressure reduce cough

Acupressure helps your child with colds and immune deficiencies

This is how acupressure works

Acupressure is particularly suitable for children, as it works like acupuncture, but without pricking needles. By gently pressing or tapping with the fingers of individual acupuncture points, blockages are released and energy is brought to flow.

How to properly use acupressure on your child

Create a calm and relaxed atmosphere. For babies or young children, press or massage the respective acupuncture points yourself. You can show older children the points so that they can help themselves. When older children know these points and the process of acupressure, they can use them anywhere, including at school.

The acupuncture points are usually located in depressions between bones, muscles and tendons and can be slightly tender on pressure. Press, massage or tap the points lightly for 1 to 2 minutes with your thumb, index or middle finger. For young children under 2 years of age, shorter and gentler acupressure is sufficient. Always massage the acupuncture points on both sides of the body one after the other or at the same time. Acupressure should be done several times a day.

Acupressure helps with colds and weak immune systems

You can start acupressure at the beginning of a cold. In the case of colds and weak immune systems, acupressure helps to balance the forces that have become unbalanced and to strengthen the immune system.

These acupuncture points are important for colds and susceptibility to infections

Colon 11 is a generally strengthening, immune-stimulating and immune-strengthening point. Position: With right-angled flexion in the elbow joint, it is at the lateral end of the flexion fold of the elbow (outside). Vigorous massage with the thumb or forefinger for 1 to 2 minutes.

Colon 4 is the strongest pain reliever point in the body with particular effectiveness on the face, head and neck. The acupressure of this point helps with pain caused by the common cold: sore throat, headache and body aches, earache and fever. Location: muscle between thumb and index finger. Massage with your thumb or forefinger for 1 to 2 minutes

Lung 7 is particularly effective for cold symptoms such as sore throats, coughs, headaches and neck pain. Location: On the outside of the forearm on the edge of the spoke, 2 finger widths from the crease of the wrist.

Bladder 2 works for colds with frontal headaches (sinusitis) and sore eyes. Location: It is at the end of the eyebrows above the inner corner of the eye and can be very sensitive to pressure. Massage gently with little pressure and circular movements for 1 minute.

Extra 3 works for headache (sinusitis) and sore eyes. Location: It lies in the middle of the eyebrows and is also often sensitive to pressure. Therefore, massage this point only lightly for about 1 minute.

Triple heater 23 belongs to the two eyebrow points (sinusitis). Location: It lies at the lateral end of the eyebrows. This point can be massaged more vigorously for about 1 minute.

Stomach 2 works for colds with headaches and sinus involvement. Position: The point is approx. 2 finger-widths below the middle of the eyes. Since a facial nerve emerges here, this point can be very sensitive. Therefore only massage carefully and gently for a maximum of 1 minute.

Triple heater 17 helps with ear problems, especially ear pain. Location: It lies in the recess behind the earlobe. Massage gently with your index finger for approx. 1 minute in a circular motion.

Large intestine 20 clears the nose and is effective for colds and nasal congestion. Position: The point is to the right and left of the nostrils. Lightly massage points on both sides with your index finger for 1 to 2 minutes.