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DIY Acupressure for Headaches, Fevers, and Pain

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The Great Eliminator
Located on the top of the hand at the highest point of the fleshy mound that connects the thumb and forefinger, you’ll find the acupoint known as Large Intestine 4 (LI4) or “The Great Eliminator.”  One of the most important points in acupressure, it is used to treat pain, headaches and fevers when this point is firmly pressed.

You can massage this point or firmly hold it.  It may take a minute or two to notice improvements, or it can take up to 10 minutes (sometimes longer).  I use this point to take down a fever that is excessive and it works every time.  Avoid using this point if you are pregnant.  Of course, you should always consult a physician for high fevers and unusual or ongoing pain.

Heart 9
Heart 9 is located on the inside (the side facing the ring finger) of the little finger at the edge of the nail.  It is used to address chest pain, heart palpitations, migraines, and heart problems.  You can press or massage this point for a few minutes every day to aid in the treatment of these conditions.  And, as always, consult a medical doctor for any health issue.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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8:25AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

There are pictures for this on www.diyacu.com/ and www.diyacu.com/wiki

4:03AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING FORTH THE INFORMATIVE SUBJECT OF ACUPUNCTURE & ACUPRESSURE......More than 20 years ago after being diagnosed with a medical condition that had no cure & being given 3 months to live by a team of eminent Professors, my Dr suggested trying both acupuncture & acupressure. I realize there are a lot of doubting Thomas's, with good reason, as I myself was very sceptical about this. After trying every other avenue, Homeopaths, Iridology, Reiki & being used as a guinea pig for lots of different medications, even seeing a psychiatrist, I felt I had nothing to lose so I agreed to try it. Within the first week I could feel the difference & continued with both for 15 years. I was confined to a wheelchair at the time & weighed just 30 kilo's. I no longer need the acupuncture, but do keep up with the acupressure, the most important meridian is between the thumb & the forefinger, anyone can draw an outline of their hands & mark the points. A lot of people still think that acupuncture is a load of rubbish, but I thank god every day that some Dr's do look outside the square & offer some form of alternative medicine..Especially when I'm able to walk & do the same everyday things that most people do & live a normal life again something we all take for granted..I did, but it's something I will never do again.I do hope people will try these techniques & maybe it will work for them the same way it did for me....

7:27PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Thanks for the info.

5:48PM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Feels good massaging the areas pointed out here.

9:28PM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

This is great, i get headaches a lot, and refuse to take medicine unless it's absolutely necessary, i can't wait to try this!

7:38AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

great thanks

4:55PM PDT on May 14, 2011

I'm going to try these also!

11:52PM PDT on May 12, 2011

thanks for share

6:10PM PDT on May 10, 2011

Ta!

1:35PM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

Wonderful article!

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