Leg and Feet Acupressure Points

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Leg and Feet Acupressure Points

Published on 05-24-2015

"ChadD" is an acupuncturist and lives in Minneapolis and has authored 367 other posts.

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the legs and feet.  Acupressure points on the legs and feet are used for a very wide range of conditions including digestive problems, stress and anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, headaches, PMS, and more.  For acupressure points on other parts of the body, or for a general introduction to acupressure, please read the appropriate section:

Stomach (ST) 36

*On the Stomach meridian, located 3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia. Generally found by sliding your 4 fingers together up your shin towards the knee stopping when your hand hits the knee. The point will be one finger width from the tibia on the outside of the leg just in line with the bottom of your pinky finger, pressing where it is most tender.

¤ Uses: anxiety, depression, low energy, leg pain, low immunity.

Spleen (SP) 6

On the Spleen meridian, located 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia.

Generally found by sliding your finger along the inside of the tibia up from the ankle about 4 fingers width and pressing where it most sore.

¤ Uses: stress, insomnia, anxiety, low energy. Do not use if pregnant.

Liver (LV) 3

On the Liver meridian, located on the dorsum of the foot in a depression distal to the junctions of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones. Generally found by sliding your finger in the depression between your big toe and the second toe until you are near where the tendons meet, then press where it is most sore.

¤ Uses: anger, irritability, stress, headaches, menstrual pain, anxiety.

Kidney (KD, KI) 1

On the Kidney meridian, located on your sole, in a depression with foot in plantar flexion, at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of line connecting base of the 2nd and 3rd toes with the heel. Generally found by sliding your finger along the bottom of your foot between the big toe and the second toe falling into a depression slightly below the bottom of the big toe joint, pressing where it is most sore.

¤ Uses: insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, poor memory, hot flashes, night sweats.

  • Note: Acupuncture points are often located by the cun measurement, which is a relative measurement tool.
  • You can click on the point names below to find more information about the point and the meridian name to see a graphic of the meridian.
  • For particular conditions you can read our conditions treated section which offers some of the more commonly used points for a given condition.

This post has the following associations:

Issues/Symptoms: anxiety, depression, hot flashes, immunity, insomnia, irritability, leg pain, palpitations

Acupoints: kd 1, lv 3, sp 6, st 35, st 36

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