Acupressure Points For Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a difficult task for almost anyone. The constant struggle for self-control and the multitude of health problems that make weight loss difficult are nearly innumerable.

Acupressure for Weight Loss

All around the world, people spend billions of dollars trying to achieve success with their weight goals. If there was another way that was easier would you give it a try? It turns out that acupuncture may provide substantial support to your weight loss goals.


The Ermen point (TB21) near your ear can help with controlling your appetite. Simply place your thumb against the jaw in front of your ear and move it (your jaw) up and down. While doing so, you’ll be able to locate the point where there is maximum movement. Rest and hold this spot for about 60 seconds.

Acupressure Erman Point


To find Qi Hai, you simply place your finger exactly 3cm down below the belly button. This point improves the efficiency of your digestive system as well as fighting constipation, which makes this point one of the best acupressure points to help you lose weight. For this point, you should use 2 fingers. Press and massage it for 1 minute. Then, press and hold the point for about 2 minutes. This can help improve the success of your weight loss.

QiHai Acupressure Point


Qu Chi (LI 11), is the point on the inner side of your elbow crease. This point influences the large intestine, and helps in stimulating the function of your intestine. To find Qu Chi, bend your elbow at a 90 degree angle, place your thumb on the outside of the elbow crease and press. To make this effective, you should press and hold this point for at least 10 seconds.

Qu Chi Acupressure Point


This spot, Zu San Li (ST 36), is thought to help major organs like intestines, stomach, and liver. It can help make your stomach operate more efficiently. It is located on the outside of your lower leg below the knee, near the top of your shin. Gently massage this point, then press and hold for 30 seconds.

Zu San Li Acupressure Point


The point San Yin Jiao (SP6) is usually used for spleen, insomnia, and other pelvic issues, but it can also be used to strengthen your digestive system. It can be found on the inside of your leg, just above your ankle. Find the highest point of the ankle then four finger widths up your leg, apply deep pressure slightly behind the bone.  Press this point for 1 minute daily to help encourage improved digestive efficiency.

San Yin Jiao Acupressure Point

Used together, these points can balance various aspects of your appetite and digestive system, which will in turn help with your weight loss efforts.

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