Roland Späht - 28.07.2022

Acupressure points of the hand - simple self-help

Besides the love symbol, which can be formed with our hands, there are many acupressure points on it, which can be acupressured for various ailments and give us relief.

Nn addition to the love symbol we form with our hands, there are many acupressure points on our hand. These can be acupressured for a variety of ailments and can provide us with relief.

Hand acupressure has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health problems. Acupressure is an ancient healing technique that involves pressing on specific points on the body with the fingers to relieve pain and promote healing.

Acupressure is an effective method for treating a wide range of health problems, both chronic and acute. Recently, there has been increasing scientific evidence of the effectiveness of acupressure for various conditions.

There are many acupressure points on the hand. Some of them help with everyday ailments and can be easily stimulated by yourself. These acupressure points are located on the wrist and fingers. In this blog post we will show you

- what ailments can be treated,
- what points they are,
- how they need to be stimulated and
- how to find them.

Table of contents

  • Fever and headache
  • Stage fright and test anxiety
  • Neck and throat pain (cervical spine syndrome), lower back pain
  • Migraine
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Conclusion

Fever and headache

Are two of the most common complaints that can be treated with acupressure. For these complaints, there is a point on the webbing between the thumb and index finger. Likewise, a point directly on the wrist helps.

The He Gu (Di4)

The He Gu helps with fever and headache

To find this point, hold your hand so that your thumb and first finger form a V shape. The point is located on the fleshy side of the V, in the middle of the band. To stimulate this point, press firmly with your thumb for one to two minutes.

The Yang Gu (Dü5)

This point is located directly below the outer wrist knuckle at the level of the flexor crease. Stimulate this point for one to two minutes by grasping your wrist and pressing into the depression with your middle finger.

The Yng Gu helps with fever and headaches.

Stage fright and test anxiety

Those who suffer from stage fright or exam anxiety will find a point at hand that can calm them down.

The Shen Men (He7)

The Shen Men is said to have a calming effect and thus alleviate exam anxiety and stage fright.

This point is located on the inside of the forearm. It is on the wrist crease and a finger's width from the inside of the arm. To stimulate this point, hold your arm so that your thumb can reach the point. Press firmly for two to three minutes.

Neck and throat pain (cervical spine syndrome), lower back pain

There are two points on the hand that can help with neck and throat pain, as well as lower back pain.

The Hou Xi (Dü3)

The point is located on the outer edge of the hand, at the level of the little finger joint. Form a slightly closed fist and clasp your hand and press the point with your index finger for about two minutes. The second point is He Gu, which we have already described above.

The Hou Xi is designed to relieve neck pain (cervical spine syndrome), lower back pain.


The hand has two points that can be acupressed preventively or in acute migraine attacks.

The Ye Men (3E2)

The Ye Men is designed to relieve migraines.

The first point is located between the knuckles of the little finger and the ring finger. This point is a little more sensitive, so it is recommended to apply light pressure for about 30 seconds.

The Zhong Zhu (3E3)

The second point is also located on the meridian "3-Warmers". You will find it about one finger width behind the point "Yen Men". Press it for about 2 minutes. Shoulder and back pain

The Zhong Zhou is said to relieve migraines.

Shoulder and back pain

For shoulder and back pain, a point on the hand is especially good.

The Yang Chi (3E4)

The Yang Chi is said to relieve shoulder and back pain.

This point is located on the outer back of the hand at the level of the wrist crease. Press the point for about 2 minutes.


In this blog post, we have shown you some of the most common acupressure points on the hand and how you can stimulate them. If you suffer from any of the above ailments, acupressure may be able to help you find relief. Give it a try!

Founder of BACKLAxx® and content manager.

About the author

Roland Späht is the founder of BACKLAxx® and a content strategist. He had already been struggling with back pain since childhood due to scoliosis. After studying engineering, he worked in project management for years and during this time he intensively dealt with the treatment of his worsening back pain.

His goal was to fight his way out of this downward spiral of pain without medication and permanent medical treatment. In this way he found ways and means for himself that permanently relieved his pain. He is firmly convinced that everyone can find an alternative way out of pain.