Massaging these pressure points can help reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis. This is due to the release of endorphins and the stimulation of larger nerve fibers that block pain perception. In addition, massaging these pressure points can help to relax the muscles that support your feet and may also reduce swelling and bruising.
Reflexology is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that involves stimulating the 15 pressure points (called acupoints) on the foot. These acupoints are believed to be directly connected to every part of the body. Read more releasemuscletherapy.com
While there is limited scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of foot reflexology, many people report finding relief from pain and stress by applying pressure to these acupoints. However, it may take some trial and error to find the best foot pressure point for relief.
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1) Bigger Rushing (Lv 3): To access this pressure point, place your index finger in the webbing between the big and second toes. Push firmly until you feel an indentation. This pressure point is also called Hegu and it relieves back and neck pain, sinus headaches, fatigue and irritability.
2) Three Mile Foot (St 36): Located four thumb widths below the lower edge of your kneecap, this pressure point is known as Hegu. Press firmly with your thumb and index finger, or the knuckle of your middle finger, until you feel a slight bulge in the muscle between these fingers. This point is effective for lumbar pain, headache, eye diseases and high blood pressure.