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Acupressure Points for Enneagram type 4

Acupressure points for emotional well-being, recommended for Enneagram type 4.


location of LI-4location of LI-4 Name: Closed Valley (Large Intestine 4)
Location: On the top side of the hand, on the web between thumb and index finger. To locate, squeeze the thumb against the base of the index finger. The point is located on the highest point of the bulge of the muscle, level with the end of the crease.
Use: Press.
Warning: Don't use this point during pregnancy.
Effects: Letting go of grief. Calms.


location of LIV-3
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Name: Largest Infusion (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 LU-1 Name: Central Storehouse (Lung 1)
Location: On the top of the chest, under the shoulder. First locate the depression under the end of the clavicle, next to the muscle. LU-1 is one thumbwidth under this point, slightly to the side.
Use: Press.
Effects: For internal emptiness and making contact to one's inner worth. (Also for cough and asthma.)


location of LU-3 Name: Heaven's Storehouse (Lung 3)
Location: On the upper arm, one handwidth under the armpit (axillary fold). The point is located in the depression between the muscles from the shoulder and the biceps (under the shoulder muscle).
Use: Press.
Effects: For grief, feelings of loss and longing, internal emptiness and making contact to one's inner worth. (Also for cough and asthma.)


location of LU-9 Name: Largest Depth (Lung 9)
Location: On the palm-side of the wrist, in the depression beneath the thumb, between the point where you can feel your pulse and the tendon that goes to your thumb.
Use: Press. To increase the effectiveness of this point, combine it with SP-6 or ST-36.
Effects: For grief, feelings of loss and longing, spiritual emptiness, many regrets. (Also moistens skin, and for cough and asthma.)


location of SI-19 Name: Hearing Palace (Small Intestine 19)
Location: Near the ear, just before the small projection in front of the ear canal. The point is located in the depression that forms when the mouth is opened.
Use: Press.
Warning: Don't use on a regular basis; this point is meant for gaining insight only.
Effects: To focus and listen to one's heart and the hearts of others.


location of SP-6location of SP-6 Name: Triple 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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