According the Chinese medicine and culture, the feet are full of different points and locations that are linked to many body organs and parts. The massage and stimulation of this points can bring improvement of the health and relief. LV3 or Tai Chong is one of these points and it is located between the second toe and the big toe, 2 finger widths above the place where the big toe’s skin and the next toe’s joint.
It can treat anxiety, insomnia, limb pain, relieve menstrual cramps, reduce high blood pressure, lower back pain, stress, anger, treat headaches and regulate and refresh the liver. It can also be beneficial for eye problems, irritability, headaches, canker sores, genital pain and digestive issues.
It was proved by the scientists that randomized trials gave positive result with the acupuncture stimulation on this point and the others, as well, to manage the post-stroke depression. Animal studies found out that it can reduce the blood pressure and the levels of plasma endothelin1 in hypertension people.
To use the benefits, you should stimulate the point by sliding the finger to the space that is between the second and first toe to the joint’s tip. LV3 is found in the depression, before the finger touches the bone. When you find the point, press and massage for two to three seconds and make a pause for five seconds. Do it for two minutes and move the finger in counter clock wise direction.
Remember not to do this when you feel low on energy or weak.