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Two points to relieve knee pain


picture of Xi Yan Extra Points

Extra point Xi Yan “Eyes of the Knee”

 

“Eyes of the Knee” are two local points used to reduce knee pain.

These points are located just below the patella (knee cap) on either side of the big patellar tendon.

ST 35 is on the lateral (outside) edge, and the extra point “Xi Yan” is on the medial (inside) edge. These points together are called “Eyes of the Knee.”

How to locate these points:

With the knee bent feel for the patella (knee cap). Next, slide your first and second fingers down toward the feet. You will fall off of the patella and into two pronounced dips – this is ST 35 and Xi Yan. These points are on both legs.

How to use these points:

Apply gentle pressure (never cause any pain) and just a tiny bit of movement to help reduce knee pain. These two points alone will not necessarily resolve all of the knee pain, as they are meant to be used in conjunction with the rest of your approach.  Regardless of the methods you use for reducing knee pain, adding these points in will support your other work.

To continue learning, consider the following Meridian Massage lesson OR check-out the Pain Relief Bundle (which includes three lessons).

Reduce Knee Pain Relieve Pain with Meridian Massage

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.

3 Comments

  • Tara Allen

    Reply Reply May 26, 2016

    Understanding a bit of the anatomy of the knee, I think will be a good way to relieve some of my knee pain. Using some DIY tips, I hope will be a good help in reducing some of the pressure that my knees have built-up. That really is awesome that reducing knee pain in the the points that you suggested can help support other work that you do.

  • JoAnn Gonzalez

    Reply Reply July 27, 2016

    I’d like more information about your school please.

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