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…the award-winning blog of seated Tai Chi and Qigong exercises for health care professionals, caregivers and individuals seeking to balance mind, body and spirit.
“Tao produces one
One produces two
Two produce three
Three produce myriad things
Myriad things, backed by yin and embracing yang
Achieve harmony by integrating their energy
What the people dislike
Are alone, bereft, and unworthy
But the rulers call themselves with these terms.”
The best test to see if you are on the correct spot on your leg for this acupressure point is to hold your finger on the spot. Move your foot up and down. If you can feel a muscle flex as you move your foot, then you know you are in the correct place for the acupressure point, Three Mile Point (St 36).
Three Mile Point (St 36):
- Sit as usual in a quiet place in your house. Your feet should be flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart, back fully supported by the back of your chair.
- Breathe in and out through your nose 6 times using your diaphragm. Close your eyes and concentrate on each breath.
- Locate the acupressure point labeled St 36 on the illustration below from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points. You will find it approximately 4 finger-widths below your kneecaps toward the outside of the leg.
- Press firmly on these points (one on each leg) for a full minute or more.
- This acupressure point will relieve poor digestion, nausea, a stomach ache and fatigue. This point can also be used safely and effectively if you have a chronic stomach disorder.
Don’t forget to drink water at the end of your exercise session or any time you begin to feel thirsty. A Word of Caution…If you have or have had problems with your kidneys, please consult your physician.
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The exercises in this blog are intended for educational purposes only. Always consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.