|Point of the Week
Kidney 6 helps those with insomnia and regulates menstrual cycle
This point, known to acupuncturist as Kidney 6, is located on the foot just below the protruding tip of the medial malleolus (the bone of the inner ankle). It soothes a sore throat, helps restore sleep for a person struggling with insomnia and regulates the menstrual cycle. Pressing this point increases circulation within the energy pathways and can also be used preventively upon awakening each morning to avoid developing the symptoms.
Note: Remember these vignettes are not medical advice. Gigi Shames, LAc, Dipl.OM, is a licensed acupuncturist in Cotati.
She can be reached at www.ShamesHealth.com