Do You Know How Many Pressure Points Are In Your Hand?

A pressure point is a spot on the body that is sensitive to pressure. This can be a nerve cluster or sensitive areas of muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, arteries or veins. They are utilized in therapy and by masseuses. Acupressure and Shiatsu focus on pressure points to treat the human body. This picture shows the pressure points in the hand. To apply acupressure, use prolonged finger pressure directly on the point; gradual, steady, penetrating pressure for approximately three minutes is ideal. Each point will feel somewhat different when you press it; some points feel tense, while others are often sore or ache when pressed. A general guideline to follow on how much pressure to apply is something between pleasant, firm pressure and outright pain. Remember, acupressure like any holistic therapy should help you not hurt you.


3 responses to this post.

  1. awesome, I’ve never really understood pressure points. Great stuff! Gives me stuff to think about for my blog, since I do a lot of writing about self-care and personal transformation (

  2. Thank you, Marie!

  3. Posted by Rob Westergard on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I hope that someone reads this and let’s me know what this means? On your display, in the middle of your hand (It appears to look like a star) that is what is sore on my hands. Any idea what to do?

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