What is the point of longevity on your body and what happens if you massage there. Try out yourself
There is something called as the Point of Longevity and it is also known by a more kickass name- a point of hundred diseases.
According to one Japanese legend, it tells about a man who lived centuries ago and had received invaluable knowledge from his father, the information of the longevity point or a point of a hundred diseases.
The massaging of some points of body is one of the ancient methods of curing many ailments and has been in practice since thousands of years. The human body has 365 points and 12 main meridians, which is the same as the number of the days and months in one year.
Here is one such point on the body, which by massaging can cure more than 100s of ailments anywhere in the body.
1 Where is the magical point located?
The mystical point of longevity is situated below the kneecap. In order to find it, you should cover your knee with the palm of your hand. The point is located between the ends of the little finger and ring finger, and you can feel it in the form of a small indentation between the bones.
Here is one more way to find this point. Sit down on the floor, press your feet to the floor putting full pressure and pull it in your direction, never let the heels of your feet leave the ground. You will notice a high area below the knee. Locate that highest point, put your finger on it for marking and the same point where your finger is pressed upon is the Zu San Li or the point of hundred diseases.
2 Why is it so important?
The importance of this is because the effects of these massages like acupressure, using your finger to pressure certain points is actually grounded on the theory of the meridians and channels associated and linked to specific organs.
In Chinese medicine, the body is seen as a liveliness and energy organisation, and therefore, the massage can affect the current of energy and the practical activity of the organs.
The initiation of the Zu San Li point causes a everlasting revitalizing and curative effect, delaying of the aging. In China, this point is known as – “the point of longevity” in Japan – “the point of a hundred diseases”.
3 Effect of massaging the point of longevity
If you pressure “the point of longevity” every day, you can regularize the work of the adrenal glands, which complete the following roles in the organism:
- Stabilization of the blood pressure
- Regularization of the glucose, the insulin
- Eradication of the inflammatory procedures in the organism
- Regulation of the immune system of the body
Some other effects of massaging the Zu San Li point, are improved digestion and regularisation of digestive system. It also mends the gastrointestinal passage and it is also believed to treat effects of a stroke.
4 How to massage the point of longevity?
The time to perform the massage on the Zu San Li point is in the morning preferably before lunch. The procedure is to massage it 9-10 times in a spherical motion in a clockwise direction on each leg – 9 times on one leg and nine times on the other leg. The perfect time for the massage is 10-15 minutes.
But the important part is to assume a very comfortable and relaxed sitting position. Concentrate on your breathing and place yourself in a state of congruence and consider that you are commencing the therapeutic process. This massage has a stimulating effect.
5 Best time to do the massage
Remember not to massage it just before bedtime, as it tends to cause insomnia. But to achieve the best possible results, massage the Zu San Li point during the New Moon.
Eight days after the start of the New Moon, massage this point in the morning without forgetting, in turn on each leg in the clockwise direction. This is perhaps the best time for a massage so that it toughens the immunity, increase the work of all organs and slow the aging progression.