|Point of the Week
Stomach 44 proves excellent for cooling heat and reducing pain
This point, known to acupuncturists as Stomach 44, is located in the web between your second and third toes. It is excellent for cooling heat and reducing pain. Many people with toothache or facial pain, fever and symptoms of sore throat 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 or (415) 388-0456.