Hello everyone, this is Monica. I’m at Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center. Today we’re going to talk about acupressure points and cough.
Coughing is one of the body’s ways to eliminate excess. It can be food, allergens, dust, pollen, or even mucus. Cough can be created by viral or bacterial infection that creates the mucus in our body, and our body is trying to eliminate that mucus by coughing it up.
In this pandemic also there is a symptom of coughing, and today we’re going to show you how some acupressure points help alleviate this cough. Some of the causes for coughing are common cold, flu, post-nasal drip, allergies, asthma, lung issue, pneumonia, lung cancer, and many more.
Today, I’m going to show you a few points that you can use, yourself, and pressure it to reduce the cough.
The first point that we’re going to show you is called Ren 22. Put your fingers on your throat, go down where you feel the dip, the point is right there. You can put pressure in a circular motion for 20-30 seconds, 3-4 times. While you are pressuring this point, relax and take a deep breath.
The next point is called Kidney 27 - you put one finger down and one finger out, so many people feel this point is very tender. Same thing, you press that point in a circular motion for 20-30 seconds, 2-3 times to eliminate the cough. This point opens the chest and helps you for shortness of breath and immunity, to build immunity.
For the next point, move outward for 1, 2, 3, and 4. This point is Lung 1 - this also eliminates the cough and helps you with the emotional stress.
The next point that we’re going to see is in the back of the neck. This point is where you feel your bone is protruding, this bone, next to it on both sides is this point. It’s a very good point to open the chest, asthma, shortness of breath, and eliminate coughing.While you’re pressing this point, relax, calm, and take a deep breath.
These points can be used 2-3 times a day, add 20-30 seconds of pressure, relax and breathe. Deep breathing is the key. Some home remedies for coughing are warming your throat with hot water, hot tea, green tea, herbal tea, and hot food. Try to avoid fried food, fatty food, alcohol, caffeine, dairy products. You can also do warm water gargling. And last, the best medicine for the coughing and mucus is Asian Pear. Cut the Asian Pear in half, take the core out, put honey and cinnamon on them and bake. That is the best dessert for your cough and your mucus.