Unlock Knee Relief: 4 Acupressure Points You Need to Know!

Knee Relief Acupressure

Have you been waking up with stiff and sore knees, wondering if there’s a natural way to relieve the pain? Whether it’s from working out hard in the gym or working hard in the yard, acupressure can be incredibly effective in alleviating knee and leg soreness.

In today’s blog post, I’m going to show you a routine to help with this. You can use it on the knee and leg that hurt, but surprisingly, you can also apply it to the knee that doesn’t hurt, giving both knees an overall health boost.

Acupressure Points For Knee Relief

Let’s explore four amazing acupressure points that can help relieve knee pain and stiffness.

1. Stomach 34 (Ridge Mound)

Stomach 34

The first point is called Stomach 34, or Ridge Mound. It’s located about 2 inches above the top, outside the border of the kneecap, in a small divot.

How to Find It: Feel around 2 inches above your knee cap, on the outer side. You’ll find a small dip or divot.

How to Apply Pressure: Use your fingers to press firmly on this spot for 1 minute. If your fingers get tired, you can use the sharp edge of your elbow.

Benefits: This point is great for improving numbness and coldness in the legs and feet. It can also help with lower back pain.

2. Gall Bladder 34 (Yang Mound Spring

Gall Bladder 34

The second point is Gall Bladder 34, or Yang Mound Spring. You’ll find this point about 1 inch down and towards the middle of the head of the fibula. It will be in a tender depression.

How to Find It: Locate the head of your fibula (the bone on the outer side of your lower leg), then move about 1 inch down and towards the center. You’ll find a tender spot in a small dip.

How to Apply Pressure: Press here for 1 minute using your fingers.

Benefits: This point is fantastic for tendon issues and musculoskeletal problems like knee pain, hip pain, and sciatica. It can also help with stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and elbows, and is particularly good for tennis elbow.

3. Spleen 10 (Sea of Blood)

Spleen 10

The third point is Spleen 10, or Sea of Blood. This point is about 2 inches above the top border of the patella (kneecap), in the bulge of the VMO muscle.

How to Find It: Move 2 inches above your kneecap, in the area where you feel the bulge of the muscle on the inner side of your thigh.

How to Apply Pressure: Apply pressure to this tender region for 1 minute.

Benefits: The Sea of Blood point is great for treating menstrual and skin disorders, as it helps improve blood circulation and nourish the blood.

4. Spleen 9 (Yin Mound Spring)

Spleen 9

The fourth point is Spleen 9, or Yin Mound Spring. It’s located directly below SP10, on the inside of the lower leg, in a depression formed by the medial condyle of the tibia and the posterior border of the tibia.

How to Find It: Run your fingers along the inner side of your lower leg, following the bone (tibia) until you find the dip below the top of the bone.

How to Apply Pressure: Press firmly on this spot for 1 minute.

Benefits: This point helps reduce swelling and pain in the knee and lower leg and can also alleviate abdominal issues like diarrhea and stomach aches.

Tips for Using Acupressure

Share Your Experience

Try these points for your knee stiffness and pain, and let me know in the comments if they help. Share this with your loved ones, and I hope it helps them too. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments or reach out to us at EastWest Physiotherapy for more personalized advice.

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