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Acupressure for Bladder Issues

In Chinese medicine, the Urinary Bladder and Kidney meridians have several points in the foot. Acupressure may help some bladder problems, including:

  • difficulty urinating

  • reduced bladder control

  • dribbling urine

  • slow or weak urine stream

  • overactive bladder

Gross Anatomy and Acupuncture: Reappraise the Meridian System, Stefano Marcelli, 2013

There are 3 self-acupressure points that can help your bladder. Gently press into these points, and follow these easy steps:

1. Bring your right foot to your left knee.

2. Place your right thumb just in front of your right heel, where the arch of your foot starts. Press this point firmly with your thumb for 30 to 60 seconds. It should feel tender but not painful.

3. Slide your thumb along the arch of your foot toward your toes, pausing to press into each tender point for 30 to 60 seconds.

4. The last tender point will be just below the ball of your foot on your arch. Repeat these steps two more times. Then switch feet to apply acupressure on the opposite side three times.


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