Chinese culture and medicine believe that there are numerous points on our feet connected to various parts in our body and organs and that massaging these points could relieve some medical conditions and improve your health in general.
We’ll focus on one of these essential points, the Tai Chong (LV3), which is the point between the big toe and second toe on the foot, specifically the point two fingers width above where your big toe and next toe join.
Pressing this point can relieve stress and anger and ease your headache, lower blood pressure, fix back and limb pain, cure insomnia, help with menstrual cramps, as well as treat anxiety disorders and helps your liver to function better. It’s believed that stimulating this point can help you with canker sores, eye issues, digestive function, genital pain and soothe irritability.
A certain research about the effects of acupuncture of this point showed that it’s very efficient in dealing with post-stroke depression. Another research conducted on animals showed that stimulating this point efficiently reduces high blood pressure and plasma endothelin-1 levels in hypertension subjects.
If you’re suffering from any of the abovementioned health problems here’s how you need to stimulate this point to improve your condition: glide your finger over the space between the first and second toe to the tip of the joint. The gap where your finger touches the bone (metatarsal joint) is where the Tai Chong (LV3) point is located.
After locating that point, press there with your fingers and massage it for 2-3 seconds, make a 5-second break and repeat this activity for approx 2 minutes, and don’t forget to make counterclockwise movements while massaging the point.
Notice: If feeling fatigued or have gasses you shouldn’t do this treatment.