According to a Japanese legend, once upon a time there lived a happy man who received priceless knowledge from his father. That was the knowledge of the longevity point or a point of a hundred diseases. The son decided to follow the advice of his father and massaged this point every day. He lived to see the birth and death of several emperors.
One of the oldest methods of treatment in the East includes the massaging of some points and it has been used for thousands of years. The human body has 365 points and 12 main meridians, which is the same as the number of the days and months in one year.
The effects of these massages (acupressure, finger pressure to certain points) are based on the theory of the meridians and channels that are connected to certain organs. Chinese medicine sees the body as an energy system, so the massage can affect the flow of energy and the functional activity of the organs.
The activation of the Zu San Li point causes a permanent rejuvenating and healing effect, delaying of the aging. In China, this point is known as – “the point of longevity” and in Japan – “the point of a hundred diseases”.
Where is the magic point (Zu San Li) in our body?
The point of longevity is located below the kneecap. Cover your knee with the palm of the same hand to find it. The point is located between the ends of the little finger and ring finger, in the form of a small dent between the bones.You can also use another way to find it.
Sit on the floor. Then, firmly press your feet to the floor and pull them towards you, but do not raise your heels from the floor.
You will notice that below the knee there is a higher area. Find the highest point, put your finger on it and take a starting position.
The point at which you pressed your finger is the point – Zu San Li.
What is this point in our body responsible for and why do the Japanese call it a point of a hundred diseases?
- It controls the work of the organs that are located in the lower half of the body
- It controls the work of the spinal cord in the parts that are responsible for the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, digestion tract, genital organs, kidneys, adrenal glands.
Massaging the Zu San Li point can help you increase the activity of the adrenal glands which are the most powerful glands that act as the main defender of human health. They excrete adrenaline, hydrocortisone and other important hormones into the blood.
If you massage “the point of longevity” every day, you can normalize the work of the adrenal glands, which perform the following functions in the organism:
- Normalization of the blood pressure
- Normalization of the glucose, the insulin
- Elimination of the inflammatory processes in the organism
- Regulation of the immune system
By massaging the Zu San Li point, you can also:
- Improve digestion
- Heal diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Treat the effects of a stroke
Massaging this point will also help you increase your confidence, eliminate the stress and tension and find inner harmony. You can cure many diseases, including hiccups, constipation, gastritis, incontinence etc.
How can you affect the “point of longevity”?
It is better to massage the Zu San Li point in the morning, before lunch, 9 times in a circular motion in a clockwise direction on each leg (9 times on one and nine times on the other leg). Do this for 10 minutes.
Take a comfortable, relaxed position (sitting) before the beginning of the massage. Calm the breathing and concentrate yourselves on your feelings. Put yourselves in a state of harmony and understanding that you are beginning the healing process. This massage has a stimulating effect.
Massage the point with your fingers or with any grain: buckwheat, oats, rice, etc.
You can also stick a half of a garlic clove to this point and leave it on for 1-2 hours (until the skin turns red). This massaging of the Zu San Li point in the evening is suitable for weight loss. Some people say that you can lose 400 to 500 grams per week. Do not massage it directly before bedtime, because you can cause insomnia. You can massage the Zu San Li point every day, but the best effect is achieved during the New Moon.
Eight days after the start of the New Moon, massage this point in the morning, alternately on each leg in the clockwise direction. This is the best time for a massage so that you can strengthen the immunity, improve the work of all organs and slow the aging process.
Massage this point before lunch, alternately on each leg, in the clockwise direction, in order to improve the overall tone, the memory, the work of the cardiovascular system and the digestive system. After lunch, massage it simultaneously on both legs – against stress, nervousness and irritability, against headaches and sleep disorders. In the evening, massage it in the counterclockwise direction, alternately on each leg, so that you can improve the metabolism and help the process of weight loss.