Did you know that the human’s body has 365 points and 12 major meridians? However this point is one of the most important ones.
As the old Japanese legend says, one man was lucky enough to get this precious knowledge from his father. Namely his father taught him about the importance of the Longevity Point and how pressuring this point can help you in the treatment of many different diseases.
This man followed the instructions his father gave him. He massaged this point every day, which provided him a long life. He even got to see the birth and death of several emperors.
As mentioned before, the human body has 365 points and 12 major meridians, which is an interesting fact, because these points and meridians correspond with the number of days and months in a year.
These points and meridians are in fact channels, which are connected to corresponding organs in the body. In Chinese medicine human body is considered as an energy system, and by massaging its points you are affecting the energy flow and the function of each organ. Therefore you can use acupressure (a finger pressure on a certain point) to treat many different diseases.
By stimulating the Zu San Li point you can heal and rejuvenate your whole body and thus prevent the aging process. The Chinese call this point “the point of longevity” and the Japanese call it “the point of a hundred diseases”.
Where is the magical (Zu San Li) point located on your body?
The Zu San Li point is located just below the kneecap. If you put your hands on your knees, so that your right hand is on your right knee and your left hand is on your left knee, this point would be just between the ends of your ring and the pinky finger, between the bones.
However this is not the only way to locate this point. Another way to locate this point is to sit on the floor. Then strongly press your feet on the ground in front of you. It is very important that you do not raise your heels from the floor. If you check the area below your knee, you can see that is slightly higher. Now all you have to do is locate the highest point and press it with your finger and you have found the Zu San Li point.
Why do Japanese call it “The point of hundred diseases?”
The Japanese call this point – “the point of hundred diseases”, because it:
- controls the work of the organs in your lower body.
- regulates the parts of the spinal cord, which are responsible for the proper function of the gastrointestinal and digestive tract, reproductive system, kidneys, and adrenal glands.
By massaging this point you will increase the function of the adrenal glands, and this is very important for you, because the adrenal glands are the most essential glands when it comes to protecting your health. These glands bring adrenaline, hydrocortisone and other essential hormones in blood.
This is what will happen if you massage “the point of longevity” every day
- Regulation of glucose, insulin
- Suppression of inflammation
- Regulation of the immunity system
- Stimulation of the digestive system
- Treat gastrointestinal diseases
- Treat damages caused by stroke
If you massage this point every day will be able to get rid of all the tension and the stress, and not only that, but you will also maintain your inner balance and boost your confidence. Acupressure on this point can also help you in the treatment of many health conditions, such as impotence, hiccups, constipation, gastritis, urinary incontinence.
How to affect the Zu San Li point?
The best time for massaging this point is in the morning, right before your meal. Use circular clockwise motions and repeat the motion 9 times on each leg, alternately, which means repeat the circular motion 9 times on one leg and then 9 times on the other leg. Remember you need to massage this point 10 minutes in total.
It is crucial that you are relaxed when applying acupressure on this point, and the best position for massaging this point is when you are sitting. Next thing you need to do is breathe, focus on your feelings, enter a zone of harmony and most importantly be aware of the beginning of the healing process. You should also know that massaging this point has a stimulating effect.
For massaging this point you can use your fingers or some grain cereals, such as buckwheat, oats, rice, etc. You can also use garlic cloves. All you have to do is cut the clove in half, place it on the point and leave it there for about 1-2 hours, or until the skin turns red.
You should note that if you want to lose some weight, you need to massage this point in the evening. By doing so you will be able to lose 400-500 grams a week. However you need to be careful, because acupressure on this point in the evening can cause you insomnia.
The best time to massage this point is in the morning, 8 days before the New Moon, because massaging this point at this time of the month will strengthen your immune system, improve the function of your organs and slow down the aging process.
By massaging each leg, before lunch you will be able to improve the general tone, your memory, your cardiovascular and digestive health.
If you want to relieve the stress, the nervousness and irritability, the headache and the sleeping disorders, you should massage both of your legs after lunch using circular clockwise motions.