Name: Crooked Pond (Large Intestine 11)
This point on the crease of your bent elbow, helps address constipation , intestinal discomfort from diarrhea and cramping, fever, sore throat, and elbow issues. It’s also helpful in balancing the immune system.
Location: Bend your arm and look at the crease by your elbow. The point is at the end of the crease, closer to your elbow. See where the red dot is in photo below. As with all acupressure points except the ones that run down the center of your body, this point is bilateral, which means it’s found on both arms.
To hold: Cradle your elbow with your other hand, and use your thumb to hold this point. You can lightly touch it, or massage with a firm touch, in a clockwise motion. Try just one arm, or both, if it’s comfortable. Remember to keep your shoulders and arms relaxed.
If you have constipation or intestinal discomfort, you may feel relief quickly; the clockwise rubbing might work especially well.
For fever and general immune system balancing, lightly touch the point and hold for a few minutes, as long as it’s comfortable. You can do this several times a day.
For elbow issues, be gentle, but firm as long as it’s not painful.
You are encouraged you to seek the advice of a qualified health care provider for questions about a medical condition.