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Tài chōng (LV 3) - Self Care Technique

anxiety eye health self massage selfcare stress Feb 21, 2023

The Tai Chong acupuncture point, also known as Liver 3, is located on the foot between the first and second toes, and it is believed to be connected to the liver meridian in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Massaging this acupuncture point can have several potential benefits, including:

The most common use would have to be for stress relief.  

  1. Relieving stress and anxiety: Tai Chong is considered to be a calming point in TCM, and massaging it may help alleviate stress and anxiety. It is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and can help promote relaxation.

  2. The Liver opens into the eyes: According to TCM, pathology of the eyes has a strong relationship to the health of the liver.  Massaging Tai Chong may help improve symptoms such as burry or cloudy vision, redness, swelling and pain in the eyes. 

  3. Reducing pain: Massaging Tai Chong may help reduce pain in various parts of the body, such as the lower back, hips, and menstrual cramps. It is also believed to have a positive effect on headaches and migraines.

  4. Improving digestion: When the liver is overacting and overworked it can affect the digestive system. Tai Chong can help to regulate the digestive system, and massaging this point may help alleviate digestive issues such as bloating, nausea, and constipation.    

Overall, massaging the Tai Chong acupuncture point may have several potential benefits for overall health and well-being. However, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any alternative therapies, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions.

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