Acupressure points for cough and cold relief

Following acupressure points can help alleviate acute cold, cough and related symptoms.

It is important to understand cough time categories.

Within three weeks → acute cough

3 ~ 8 weeks  → persistent cough

more than 8 weeks  → persistent cough


Acute cough

Some of the probable cause of acute cough include cold, influenza or acute bronchitis.

1. cold

If the cause of acute cough is cold then it indicates that upper respiratory tract <nasal cavity, pharynx top> is infected, inflamed, causing coughing, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose and other symptoms. Sometimes lead to fever, headache, fatigue.

2. Influenza

If cough is due to influenza virus infection, indicates viral upper respiratory tract infection, lurking mostly 2 to 3 days, but sometimes up to 10 days incubation period.

3. Acute Bronchitis

Acute inflammation of the bronchial mucosa symptoms, known as acute bronchitis. The main symptoms are cough and phlegm, is also accompanied by a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, fever, fatigue, joint pain and other symptoms.

Persistent cough, and chronic cough

Some of the possible causes include gastroesophageal reflux, chronic bronchitis or cough variant asthma.


Chronic cough may be due to GERD. The main symptom of gastroesophageal reflux heart is burning, in addition gastric feeling, or stomach reflux into the esophagus or food throat, mouth taste turn sour. Sometimes GERD can also cause coughing, sore throat, hoarseness, chest pain and other symptoms.

 2. Chronic bronchitis

If cough and phlegm occur at least three months per year, and continued for more than two years, then there is possibility of chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There are high probability of male suffer especially during winter time. This disease if treated will not have much affect, but if left untreated can affect heart and lung function.

3. cough variant asthma

Unable to stop coughing for several weeks then it may be cough variant asthma. Cough variant asthma is a kind of asthma, respiratory stenosis, allergy to many stimuli, leading to inflammation and cough. But it does not appear any difficulty breathing, breath and other symptoms, hardly fever, the sputum.

4 acupressure points to relieve cough

When coughing, try pressing acupuncture points to ease the cough. The following four acupuncture can help to relieve cough.


Point 1

Location: Located on the inside of the elbow stripes, palms up, the inside and outside to a finger’s breadth.

Point 2

Location: Located on the wrist stripes, palm up, near the outer edge of the wrist.

Point 3

Location: Located in between point 1 and point 2 too. It is about 7 inches from the point 2, and 3 inches from the point 1.acupressure-points-for-cough-and-cold-reliefPoint 4

Location: Middle seventh cervical spine and the back of the first thoracic vertebrae of the spine,0.5-inch (about half that width) to the left and right of the place.

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If cough persist for long-term, seek medical help for diagnosis.