Which acupoint can be pressed to relieve cough?


Cough is a disease, which is caused by the Taiyin Lung Meridian of Hand and the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand Yangming. Commonly used acupuncture points include Tiantu point, Tanzhong point and Hegu point.

1. Tiantu point is in the middle of the collarbone on the chest and in the center of the suprasternal fossa. Tiantu point is located on the Ren meridian of the human body and is one of the main acupoints in the Ren meridian. Massaging this acupoint can mainly treat throat diseases such as cough, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis. When pressing the Tiantu point, you can press it while doing swallowing movements, and the effect will be much better. On the other hand, you can also choose to apply hot compress to Tiantu point. In the process of hot compress, the key is to use soybeans. Put the soybeans into the prepared cotton bag and sew it tightly, then put it in the microwave and heat it for 2 minutes. Take it out. You can apply hot compress, and the effect will be better when combined with massage.

2. Tanzhong point is at the intersection of the line connecting the two nipples and the sternum. The function is to relieve cough, asthma and lower gas. Use the thumb pad to massage the Shanzhong points in a bottom-up order. Each group should be pushed for about 2 minutes. If there is a local swelling and numbness that spreads to the chest after massage, it will be very effective. Efficacy.

3. Hegu point is commonly known as “Tiger’s Mouth Point”. The Hegu point in the middle of the tiger’s mouth belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand Yangming. It is located between the first and second metacarpal bones on the back of the hand, near the midpoint of the radial side of the second metacarpal bone. When the thumb and index finger are together, at the highest point of the muscle bulge, it is an important acupuncture point in the human body. When performing acupressure, press the acupoints with the opposite thumb and apply force evenly in the direction of the little finger. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes. However, patients with poor physical constitution should be stimulated lightly.


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