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Title: Acupressure
Description: Acupressure; drawing showing the location of an acupressure point on the wrist and how to find it. The drawing on the left shows a person's arm with the palm of their hand facing up. The first three fingers of the person's other hand are placed just below the palm. There is also an acupressure point (shown as a red, circular dot) on the inner part of the wrist just below the three fingers. The drawing on the right shows the person's thumb placed directly on the acupressure point. Firm pressure is applied in a circular motion to this point.

Acupressure involves applying pressure to different parts of the body, called acupressure points. One easy-to-find acupressure point is near the wrist. Acupressure may help relax muscles and improve blood flow. It may be used to help control symptoms such as pain or nausea.
Topics/Categories: Treatment -- Other Interventions
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR815435
Date Created: May 21, 2024
Date Added: June 11, 2024
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow