According to an old Japanese legend, a father gave his son an extremely valuable knowledge that he has learnt from his own father. Namely, he revealed the secret about a point which can lead to longevity, as it can prevent a hundred diseases. The son followed his father’s advice and regularly massaged this point on his body.
As his father claimed, this practice has helped the son live long enough to see the birth and death of many emperors.
Our body contains 365 points and 12 major meridians, the same in number with the days and months in a year. Acupressure is based on the system of these meridians and channels, and their link to different body organs. Acupressure includes the technique of pressing certain points of the body with the fingers.
Chinese medicine regards the body as an energy system, and the massage of these body points will influence the flow of energy in the body, and it will boost and enhance the function of the body organs.
Today, we will reveal one of the most important body points, called “the point of longevity” in China, and “the point of hundred diseases” by the Japanese.
The massage of this point, Zu San Li, will decelerate the aging process, and it will prevent numerous diseases and protect your health.
Its location is below the kneecap, and it can easily be found. Place your hands on the knees, left hand on left knee, and right hand on right knee, and you will find this point between the ends of your ring finger and the pinky, between the bones.
Another way to locate the Zu San Li point is to strongly press your feet on the ground in front of you, while sitting on the floor. Your heels should remain down. Below your knee, there is a place which is slightly higher, and when you press its highest point, you have found this amazing point.
The point of hundred diseases
This point is also called “the point of hundred diseases’, as it literally has the power to help your body combat innumerate issues and health conditions.
Namely, it is responsible for the regulation of the functions of all organs in the lower part of the body. The Zu San Li also controls the spinal cord, which is in charge of the good function of the reproductive system, kidneys, glands, gastrointestinal and digestive tract.
Adrenal glands are essential for the normal functioning of the body and its health, as they release vital hormones, including adrenaline and hydrocortisone, in the bloodstream. Moreover, the massage of the Zu San Li point will also provide beneficial effects in many other cases, such as: constipation, gastritis, urinary incontinence, impotence, hiccups.
Apart from that, this point can be very useful in eliminating anxiety, stress, tension, it will maintain an inner balance and will boost your confidence. The San Li point also has a stimulating effect as well.
This beneficial massage also promotes weight loss. Yet, note that you should do it in the evening in this case, but be very careful. You can use ½ kg in a week.
The regular massage of this extraordinary Zu San Li point Hs the following effects as well:
- Prevents inflammation
- Regulates and boosts the immune system
- Alleviates stroke side effects
- Glucose and insulin regulation
- Treat gastrointestinal diseases
- Boosts digestion
Massage of the Zu San Li point- Instructions
Before you begin to massage this point, you need to take some time to relax. It is best to sit while massaging. Inhale deeply and concentrate on your emotional state. This will mark the start of a beautiful healing and spiritual procedure, which will restore the harmony of your body and mind.
You should massage the point with circular movements clockwise for 9 times on each leg. It is recommended that you do this massage in the morning, before having your lunch, as if done before bedtime, it can lead to insomnia. The whole procedure of massaging the Zu San Li point should last for 10 minutes.
The massage should be done either with your fingers, or you can use grain cereals like: buckwheat, oats, rice, and the like, or garlic cloves.
Simply cut the garlic clove in half and apply it on this miraculous point, and leave it to act for 2 hours, or until you notice that the skin has become a little red.
However, the stimulation of this amazing point throughout the whole day can offer numerous positive effects. For instance, if you massage the Zu San Li point clockwise in the morning, 8 days before the New Moon, you will stimulate the immune system, enhance the function of the body organs and rejuvenate the body.
Moreover, if you massage this point just before lunch, you will boost your memory, and improve the general tone, and the health of your cardiovascular and digestive system.
Massage the Zu San Li point after the lunch in order to soothe headaches, eliminate sleeping problems, and to relax, get rid of the anxiety, stress and tension.
In order to lose excess pounds and accelerate your metabolism, you should massage this point on both legs, clockwise, in the evening.