|Point of the Week
Stomach 42 excellent for cooling heat and alleviating pain
This point, known to acupuncturists as Stomach 42, is located on the dome of the instep of the foot, where the pulsation of the dorsal artery can be felt when you press with your fingertip. It is excellent for cooling heat and alleviating pain. Many people with swelling of the feet and muscular atrophy of the foot, or pain of the upper teeth, can benefit from this point. 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