Acupressure for your Liver and Kidneys

With the high volume of crap we breathe, drink and eat on a daily basis, everyone is suffering from an overload of toxins. Some people just don’t know it yet. This is often the result of eating an unhealthy diet. Environment and pollution can also lead to a buildup of harmful debris in your body. This usually impacts the liver and kidneys the most since these organs focus on removing toxins from the body.

When you tend to feel fatigued on a regular basis or find it difficult to lose weight, you may be dealing with a buildup of toxins. Many people turn to juice cleanses to help detox their body. While these solutions work, acupressure does not require you to make any changes to your diet or lifestyle. But, of course with diet improvement, it will certainly be helpful to far improve your health.[1]

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Here’s the 4 acupressure points for detoxifying your kidneys and liver. I use these every now and then; usually on a fortnightly basis.

Before applying pressure, you should prepare your body. Take a few deep breaths. Stand up and place your arms over your head. Breathe in and stretch backwards. Exhale as you lean forward while lowering your arms to the floor. This helps to get your blood and oxygen flowing, which may help with the detoxification process.

Drink a large amount of water before you begin these acupressure procedures – the toxins flushed out are finally removed in the form of urine – so you need to have an adequate amount of moisture to allow that to work.

1. Upper Sea of Qi

Upper Sea of Qi

This first point is located just below the center of your breastbone.

Applying pressure to this point should help clear chest congestion and get qi flowing freely through your lungs.

This should also help boost your immune system. This combination of benefits may help your kidneys and liver to begin flushing out toxins.

2. Lower Sea of Qi

The lower sea of qi is located three finger widths below your belly button.

Stimulating this acupressure point will help reduce fatigue, boost your immune system, and stimulate your digestive system.

This increase in activity may help your body with the detoxification process.

3. The Inner Gate

The inner gate is located on your forearm. It is found three finger widths above the wrist, on the palm side of your hand.

Apply pressure to this point on both arms, one at a time, to improve stomach activity and relieve chest congestion.

The inner gate is thought to help with blood circulation, which can help promote detoxification.

4. The Liver Median

This last point is located along your foot and may be one of the most beneficial acupressure points for promoting the detoxification of your liver and kidneys.

To find this spot, run your index finger along the webbing next to your big toe. The point lies right where the tendons of your big toe and the next toe meet.

Apply pressure to this spot for a minute or two. Applying pressure to this spot can help filter, detox, and nourish your body. It promotes blood circulation and is directly connected to your liver.

Detect problems using acupressure points

WebMD [2] states there’s definite effectiveness in applying pressure to various points. Plus there is plenty of anecdotal evidence. Acupressure has been practiced for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments, including promoting the detoxification of the liver and kidneys.

Most doctors would agree that applying pressure to specific points could relieve headaches, stomach discomfort, and general aches and pains. Whether or not it can help with detoxification has not been thoroughly researched, so you will just have to see for yourself.

Resolve minor energy/meridian dysfunction using acupressure

The energy meridians in the body play a significant role in the working of acupressure [3]. Acupressure isn’t just a remedy; it’s also a preventive measure. Strategically applied pressure enables the body to resist stressors and illness.

“Disease is the last stage of a process that begins with imbalance and disharmony on an energetic level,” says Jack Forem, author of numerous books on pressure-point therapy, including Healing with Pressure Point Therapy. “But when the body’s energy flows smoothly and harmoniously, it sustains life, nourishes the organs, and maintains health and vitality.”

If you constantly feel fatigued or find it difficult to motivate yourself, you may need to detox your body. Try a combination of our detox juices and acupressure. And we hope it results in great improvement for you!

Post Author: Angel

Hi this is Angel! I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and freelance Wellness Tree. It's so refreshing to finally have some real all-round wellness focused organization; one that actually DOES what they say. Thanks everyone for reading!