Did you know that our body has 365 points and 12 major meridians? In this post we are going to show you the most important point in your entire body! There is an old Japanese legend. According to the legend, one man was lucky enough to receive invaluable knowledge from his father, who got it from his grandfather. Well, the legend says that his father taught him about the longevity point of hundred diseases. This person followed his father’s instructions and he massaged that point every day and lived long enough to see the birth and death of several emperors.
We mentioned before that our body has 365 points and 12 major meridians. As you can see, the number of these points and meridians is the same as the days and months in a year. Well, all these points can be treated with acupressure – a finger pressure on certain points, based on teaching about meridians and channels connected to corresponding organs in the body. Some people in the Chinese medicine consider the human body as an energy system. They say that with massaging these points, it will affect the energy flow and it will improve the function of each organ. You need so stimulate the Zu San Li point to heal and rejuvenate your entire body and slow down the aging process. Chinese people call this point – “the point of longevity”, and Japanese people call it “the point of hundred diseases”.
Where is the magical (Zu San Li) point located on our body?
The Zu San Li or the point of hundred diseases is located below the kneecap. Here’s how to find it. Put your both hands on your knees – left hand on left knee, and right hand on right knee. The magical point is located between the ends of your ring finger and the pinky, between the bones.
Here is another, also effective, way to locate this magical point. You need to sit on the floor, and strongly press your feet on the ground in from of you. Try not to raise the heels from the floor. Now, you need to check the area bellow your knee that is slightly higher. Find the highest point and press your finger against it. Well, there is your magical Zu San Li point.
Why Japanese people call this point – “The point of hundred diseases”?
- Because it controls the work of all the organs in your lower body
- This point regulates the part of the spinal cord, which is responsible for the proper function of the gastrointestinal and digestive tract, reproductive system, kidney and adrenal glands.
So, with massaging this magical point, you will increase and improve the function of the adrenal glands – one of the most important glands, when it comes to protecting your health. These glands bring adrenaline, hydrocortisone and other essential hormones in your bloods stream.
Here’s what will happen if you massage this magical Zu San Li point every day:
- It stimulates digestion
- Regulates and boosts immunity
- Glucose regulation, insulin
- Prevents inflammation
- Treat stroke side effects
- Treat gastrointestinal diseases
So, with just simple massaging this point, you will get more confidence and inner balance, relieve stress and tension. You can also treat many different health conditions with massaging this point, such as: impotence, hiccups, constipation, gastritis, urinary incontinence, etc.
What’s the proper way to massage the Zu San Li point?
Well, the best time to massage “the point of hundred diseases” is in the morning, before your lunch. You need to repeat a circular motion clockwise for 9 times on each leg. This means 9 times on your left and 9 times on your right leg. You need to massage the Zu San Li point for 10 minutes, total.
Remember, it’s highly important for you to relax before you start massaging the Zu San Li point, and it is better if you sit while you massage it. You need to breathe in and focus on your feelings. You will enter a zone of harmony and you will notice the beginning of your healing process. You should also know that massaging your Zu San Li point has a stimulating effect as well.
You can use your fingers to massage this point or grain cereals like: buckwheat, oats, rice, etc. You can also use garlic cloves as well. You need to cut the clove in half and secure it on the Zu San Li point for 2 hours, or until your skin turns red. You can also massage the Zu San Li point if you want to lose weight as well. You need to massage it in the evening. It will help you lose 500 grams a weak. But, you should be extra careful, because massaging this point before bedtime can cause insomnia.
Count the days, and when there are 8 days before the New Moon – massage the Zu San Li point in the morning, on each leg, clockwise. The timing is perfect and it will boost your immune system, improve the function of your organs and slow down aging. You can also massage each leg before lunch time. It will improve general tone, boost your memory, and improve you cardiovascular and digestive health. When you are done with your lunch, you can massage the both legs to relieve stress, nervousness and irritability. It will also help you with headaches and sleeping disorders. And, at night time, you can massage both legs counterclockwise to boost metabolism and lose weight.
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