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Soothe Your Liver with Acupressure

Updated: May 6

Our liver is a vital organ responsible for detoxifying our body, producing essential proteins, and aiding in digestion. However, modern lifestyles often lead to stress, poor dietary choices, and environmental toxins that can take a toll on our liver's health.

One way to support your liver's well-being is through acupressure, a traditional Chinese healing practice that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow.

Acupressure is a non-invasive technique based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves using fingers, thumbs, or other tools to apply gentle pressure to specific acupoints on the body. These acupoints are believed to correspond to different organs, systems, and functions in the body, including the liver.

To soothe and support your liver, there are several Acu Points you can target:

Tai Chong - Great Surge (Acu Point Liver 3)

Located on the top of your foot in the webbing between the big toe and the second toe, Liver 3 is known to promote liver health, alleviate stress, and improve digestion.


Qi Men - Gate of Hope (Acu Point Liver 14)

Situated beneath the ribcage, Liver 14 can help relieve liver-related discomfort, reduce inflammation, and aid in detoxification.

Yang Ling Quan - Yang Hill Spring (Acu Point Gallbladder 34)

Found on the outer side of the leg, just below the knee, Gallbladder 34 can assist in balancing liver energy and promoting smooth liver function.

Nei Guan - Inner Gate (Acu Point Pericardium 6)

Located on the inner wrist, approximately two finger-widths below the palm's base, stimulating Pericardium 6 can reduce stress and anxiety.

How to Apply Acupressure

1.     Find a quiet and comfortable space to sit or lie down.

2.     Take a few deep breaths to relax and focus your mind.

3.     Use your thumb, finger, or a suitable acupressure tool to apply gentle but firm pressure to the chosen Acu Point.

4.     Apply consistent pressure for 1-2 minutes while breathing deeply and evenly.

5.     Release the pressure and move on to the next Acu Point if desired.


Benefits of Liver Soothing Acupressure

1.     Stress Reduction: Acupressure can help reduce stress and anxiety, which are known to negatively impact liver function.

2.     Improved Digestion: By stimulating specific acupoints, acupressure can aid in digestion and alleviate symptoms like bloating and indigestion.

3.     Detoxification Support: The liver plays a crucial role in detoxifying the body. Soothing your liver with acupressure can assist in this process.

4.     Enhanced Energy Flow: Acupressure helps balance the body's energy flow, promoting overall vitality and wellness.


Incorporating acupressure into your self-care routine can be a simple yet effective way to support your liver's health. Talk with me at your next appointment and find out if acupressure is good for your particular health issues. With the right guidance and consistent effort, you can soothe your liver and enhance your overall well-being through the power of acupressure.


Images courtesy of AcuPoints


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