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Gums Disorders

Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With time, plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the body in essence turns on itself, and the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Often, this destructive process has very mild symptoms. Eventually, teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

Acupressure Points

Meridian Li 4

Location: Meridian Li4 is located between the index finger and the thumb, at the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index finger are brought close together.Large-Intestine-Li4-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Hand-Image Large-Intestine-Li4-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Hand-Anatomy

Meridian CV 24

Location: Meridian CV24 – is located inferior to the middle of the lower lip.  Ren-CV24-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Face-Image Ren-CV24-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Face-Anatomy

Meridian ST 4

Location: Meridian ST4 is located directly inferior to the pupil and at the centre of the mouth.   Stomach-ST4-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Face-Image

Meridian SI 18

Location: Meridian SI18 is located in line with the outer corner of the eye, just beneath the cheek-bone.Small-Intestine-SI18-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Face Small-Intestine-SI18-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Face-Anatomy

Meridian LU 9

Location: Meridian LU9 is located at the outer (i.e, thumb-side) end of the wrist – crease.Lungs-LU9-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Hand-Image Lungs-LU9-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Hand-Anatomy

Meridian SP 6

Cautions: Avoid this point during pregnancy.

Location: Meridian SP6 is located 3 cun upwards from the tip of the ankle joint bone and just behind the vertical leg bone.Spleen-SP6-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Leg-Image Spleen-SP6-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Leg-Anatomy

Meridian H5

Location: Meridian H5 is located 1 cun above the wrist-crease when the palm faces upward. Heart-H5-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Hand-Image Heart-H5-Acupressure-Meridian-Point-in-Hand-Anatomy

Guidelines for Beginners:

  1. Apply pressure. If the points are sore, use less pressure (light touch). If you are muscular or more fat in skin, then you can increase the pressure till it hurts. Pressure should be applied for one minute for each points. Deep relaxation during the acupressure points helps to balance the systems and healing energy within your body.
  2. Avoid pressing on wounds & cuts.
  3. Timing. Press for 1 minute on any one point and take at least 4 hour break while pressing the same point.
  4. Breathing technique. While sitting or lying straight, inhale air counting 1.2.3.4. then keep the air in the lungs counting 1.2.3.4. and then exhale counting 1.2.3.4. Then pause, Do not inhale counting 1.2.3.4. and repeat the process again by inhaling air counting 1.2.3.4.
  5. Medical condition. Be sure to get medical care. Acupressure can enhance your health and relieve common ailments but it is not a substitute for getting medical attention and treatment. Please see a doctor, and get a second medical opinion, if you have severe health problems.
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