Acupressure Points for Enneagram type 1

Written by © Ewald Berkers

Acupressure points for emotional well-being, recommended for Enneagram type 1. Their location, photograph, use and warnings are listed.


Name: Great Surge (Liver 3)
Location: On the foot, on the line between the big toe and the second toe. The point is located about 3 finger widths from the edge, in the depression the size of a finger tip you can feel there.
Use: Reduce, so move your finger in counterclockwise direction over this point.
Warning: Don't use when weak or low on energy (in that case use SP-6 instead).
Effects: Relaxes and unblocks emotions (especially repressed anger). Depression.
location of LIV-3, click for video
move counterclockwise
(click for video)


location of SP-6location of SP-6 Name: Three Yin Intersection (Spleen 6)
Location: On the inside of the lower leg, one hand width (four fingers) above the tip of the ankle bone, on the back of the shin bone.
Use: Press.
Warning: Don't use this point during pregnancy.
Effects: Calms, relaxes and reduces irritability. Heals effects on the body of too much fear, worrying and thinking. (Also used for gynaecological conditions.)

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