Hi everyone, this is Yasuko and it’s time
for Massage Monday. Per viewer’s request this week I’m going to show you acupressure points
for diabetes. Acupressure will help to keep it under control in a natural way. It does
not work like magic buttons to cure the diabetes right away and it does not replace the medical
treatment or the need to change in your lifestyle and diet. I will show you three points on the hand and
three points on the leg and foot. These points will help improve the blood circulation, organ
activity and blood sugar metabolism. The first point is called Small Intestine
4. Follow the pinky bone towards the big bump on your wrist. It’s where the bone ends. There
is a depression. Press this point with your index finger. The second point is called Pericardium 9.
It is on the middle finger on the index finger side right above the first joint. Few millimeters
below the base of the nail. Press this point with index finger or a hooked thumb. The third point is called Large Intestine
5. When you open your hand there is a depression at the base of your thumb by the wrist between
two tendons. So that’s the point. You can press this point with your hooked thumb. Now onto the foot. The first one is called Kidney 1 and it’s
located on the sole of your foot in the center at the edge of the ball of foot where the
color changes. Press with overlapped thumbs. The next point is four finger width up from
the inner ankle bone. If you go up from the ankle bone you’ll feel a dip on the border
of the shin bone and most likely it’s painful to press. This is called Spleen 6. Press these
points with hooked thumbs on both sides, or overlapped thumbs with both hands on the shin.
Gently bring the shin muscles to save your thumbs. Here’s overlapped thumbs with the
hands wrapped around the leg. You can also raise your knee if that’s more comfortable.
Find the position that works for you. The third one is called Liver 3 and it’s at
the end of the valley between the big toe and the second toe. You will feel a very distinct
sensation. You can press or make short strokes with your fingertips. If it’s hard to reach,
use a tool such as back of the pencil with the eraser. You can also press with your heel.
If your toe is flexible enough you can also press it with a hooked big toe. Press these points for 1 minute as you breathe
deeply on each side every day. Thanks for watching. I’ll see you back next
week. Make it a great week. Feel free to comment below and please don’t forget to subscribe.