Knee pain may result from strain (excessive use), injury from sports or everyday life, being overweight, or simply aging. There are 3 acupuncture points that can help relieve knee pain: Du Bi (犊鼻), Xi Yan(膝眼) and He Ding (鹤顶).
To locate these points, bend your leg 90 degrees. Find the pockets on the left and right sides of the knee cap. These are the Du Bi (犊鼻) and Xi Yan(膝眼) points. The third point He Ding (鹤顶) is located on the upper part of the knee cap. Apply pressure and massage these points for 10 minutes apiece. Do this throughout the day.
To improve results on some types of knee pain, moxa usage could be helpful (http://www.rohrsacupuncture.com/blog/what-is-moxibustion). Hold it over the three points described above for 10 min each. (Due to the fact there’s various reasons for knee pain, ask whether or not moxa is appropriate for your situation.)
For further information or to make an appointment, contact Jane Rong Rohrs, L.Ac.
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