There are acupuncture hand points that stimulate and sedate various meridians. This started in Korea where it was noted that you would find a tender spot on the hand and as you touched it various joint and back pains were relieve for 6 hours and longer. This led to the development of hand acupuncture to aid in the treatment of many illnesses. There are also acupuncture points that stimulate and sedate various meridians. In the hand diagrams, we have limited ourselves to various joint and back pains. To simplify things, think of the fingers as a horse. The middle finger is the head and neck and spine. The second and fourth fingers are the upper extremities, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. The thumb and little finger are the lower extremities, ankle, knee and hip.
The spine and back are on the back of the hand and run along the middle finger. For acupressure purposes we ask you to limit yourself to the third, fourth, and fifth fingers. As in our diagrams, if you have a particular joint problem, take a heavy-duty paper clip or ball point pen and press on the appropriate spot for three minutes to relieve the pain. Again it last about 6 hours, but you can do it again.