3 Points to Alleviate Dampness

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3 Points to Alleviate Dampness

Nobody wants to be damp. Especially, living in the Pacific Northwest, we know what constant rain and gloominess can do to us. This excess moisture in the environment can actually impact our health inside and out.

When dampness occurs it is imperative that you solve the issue, the body should never be overly damp. Dampness may feel like your body is heavy, swollen or puffy, and stagnant. People often experience bloating, swelling in lower legs, fatigue, lower mood, hyper response to allergies, and puffiness in face or under eyes.

There are many things that can help to resolve the excess moisture and help you to regain health. Most commonly, using food as medicine, proper hydration and supplementation, and acupuncture.

Here are three great points to try at home using acupressure:

Stomach 36:

Also known as Zusanli, ST 36 is a great point to use when dampness occurs due to the weather. If damp weather is causing your body to shut down or become more tired you should utilize ST 36 to cure this problem. This point is located between the lower border of the knee and outer border of the large bone located below the knee.

ST36 acupuncture point for dampness

 

Gall Bladder 14:

When there is increase in dampness in the body people often have sinus pressure and congestion. They might also be more susceptible to respond to seasonal changes and allergies. Acu-point, GB 14, is a go-to point to relieve sinus pressure and headaches. This point is one of the best in your arsenal you can have to protect against sinus pressure. GB 14, or Yangbai is located above the eyebrow.

 

GB14 acupuncture point for dampness

Stomach 8:

ST 8, is another fantastic point that should be used when trying to alleviate headache pain caused by dampness. By using this point you will be back on your feet again and will find the sensation of your headaches has dissipated. To find this point follow the line your jawbone creates to the top of your head, once you are about five finger’ widths above your eyebrow you will have located the point.

 

ST8 acupuncture point for dampness

 

Try these points out for relief from common ailments! Why? Because acupuncture works!

If you’re ready to take a natural approach to clearing allergies or dampness, call Starting Point at (425) 686-4498 to schedule your consult today!


Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon.

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  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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