Acupressure Points to help with Asthma

Acupressure Points

Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30 - 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being.

Lung 7 (LU 7): Roughly 2 inches above the base of the thumb. Functions: Used to treat several disorders of the upper body, including headaches, asthma, neck stiffness, cough and sore throat.

Lung 5 (LU 5): On the thumb side, at the elbow crease, just off the biceps brachii tendon. Functions: Useful for hot skin conditions, upper body edema, local point for tendonitis, relaxes the sinews and frees water passages.

Lung 1 (LU 1): On the chest, below the collar bone, approximately 6 inches from the center of the chest. Functions: Disperses heat from the chest, regulates Lung Qi, helps with coughs, wheezing and asthma.

Lung 9 (LU 9): On the wrist crease, just below your thumb. Functions: Used for coughs with or without phlegm, tightness of chest, shortness of breath, asthma, digestive problems and wrist pain. Also used to strengthen the Lungs and the immune system.

Conception Vessel 17 (CV 17): On the breastbone, in the center of the chest between the nipples. Functions: Used for chest/throat issues, difficulty swallowing and chronic Lung issues.

Conception Vessel 12 (CV 12): On the center line of the body, halfway between the navel and the place where the ribs come together. Functions: Regulates the Stomach Qi and tonifes Spleen deficiency. Affects the face, throat, chest, lungs and digestive systems.

Stomach 36 (ST 36): On the outside of the leg, approximately
one hand width below the kneecap, just off the bone. Functions: Harmonizes the intestines and clears food stagnation, regulates Qi and Blood, eliminates Dampness, transforms Phlegm, enhances immune function, breaks up blood stagnation in the chest.

 

Helpful Aromatherapy for Asthma Chamomile - Helps to prevent the release of histamine and reduces bronchial spasms.
Frankincense - Supports lung health, encourages deep breathing.

Rose - Supports lung health, encourages deep breathing and reduces bronchial spasms.

Marjoram - Supports lung health, encourages deep breathing and reduces bronchial spasms.

Lavender - Reduces bronchial spasms. Use a lavender steam during an acute attack. Steam helps to open airways and lavender helps to relax spasms and calm the mind to reduce panic. You can also put oils in bath.

Geranium - Reduces bronchial spasms.

Recipe for Asthma Relief Between Attacks

Asthma Health Support Rub

• 30 drops lavender oil
• 20 drops geranium oil
• 10 drops rose oil
• 10 drops marjoram oil
• 3 drops peppermint or ginger oil • 2 ounces vegetable oil

Combine essential oils and vegetable oil in a small glass jar. Rub on your chest throughout the day and night as needed, especially before bedtime.