Point of the Week
Stomach 45 benefits those with abdominal and facial swelling
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This point, known to acupuncturists as Stomach 45, is located on the lateral edge of the tip of your second toe. It is excellent for cooling heat and reducing swelling. Many people with abdominal swelling or facial swelling, fever, and symptoms of mania, 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.

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