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Where are the points located (hands and feet) for relieving an inguinal hernia?

Danielle Buyea (Saint Petersburg, FL) on Jul 25, 2012
While there may be points that can help with symptoms associated with a hernia, only surgery can correct a hernia itself. Talk to your doctor. A hernia is not an adhesion or a soft tissue problem that can be treated through massage therapy.
Lorissa Talavera (Moreno Valley, CA) on Jul 25, 2012
The practice of reflexology involves manipulating various points on the feet and hands, which stimulates your nervous system. This should relax you, ease pain, increase blood flow through your body and improve the function of internal organs. An inguinal hernia often causes pain, making reflexology a good option to help you control discomfort while you await surgery and while you recover from it.
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Jul 25, 2012
Usually, the points are on the feet, not the hands. They include Tai Chong (Liver 3) and San Yin Jiao (Spleen 6).
Richard Bartlett (Lansing, MI) on Jul 25, 2012
I am not sure that acupressure/reflexology will be effective for your condition. But if you want to try it for symptom maintenance, the reflexes are on the heel of the foot and the heel of the hand. Some people say exercise can strengthen the abdominal wall, but typically surgery is the only reliable treatment for an inguinal hernia.
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Jul 25, 2012
I recommend you go to a licensed acupuncturist and have them treat you using acupuncture with small needles. There are many different points and combinations your licensed acupuncturist can use. Acupressure (which does not require needles) has been shown to work effectively as well. Avoid ice-cold drinks and food.
Beryl Winston (Bronx, NY) on Jul 25, 2012
Reflexologists will target points associated with your groin, colon and adrenal gland to prevent an inguinal hernia or keep it from getting worse. A refloxologist will manipulate areas near the thumb, the area directly above the wrist on the top of the hand and a thin area near the wrist on the palm. On the feet, pressure points include the top of the foot and the area an inch below the big toe.
Andrea Scott (Newington, CT) on Jul 25, 2012
Blessings. In reflexology, there are points of reference to various parts of the body. Pressing on these points will help ease congestion and balance blood flow to the area. The points of reference for inguinal hernia in the hands are on the outer wrist on the radial side of your your hand. Press on the lower thumb, going up towards your arm 3 times and down back to the lower thumb. Do this for about 2 minutes or as needed. Use light but firm pressure. The points of reference for inguinal hernia in the foot are on the dorsal side of the foot, which is the top of your foot where it meets the ankle. Use light but firm finger or thumb pressure across the top of the ankle for 2 to 3 minutes or as needed. These points will help with balance. Always consult your doctors for proper diagnoses. Blessings shared.
Luis Rivera (Marietta, IL) on Oct 29, 2012
Get that checked by a doctor before you try points. This could turn into a serious issue. Thanks.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
You should see your doctor immeadiately.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
You should see your doctor immeadiately.
Katherine Turner (Schertz, TX) on Sep 28, 2012
reflexology may be able to alleviate any pain you feel and make you more comfortable as you control the condition. Don't use reflexology to treat your inguinal hernia without your doctor's approval. When choosing a reflexologist, look for someone who is licensed and has experience using reflexology for inguinal hernias. Your doctor may be able to give you a referral
Yolie Amezcua (Phoenix, AZ) on Aug 6, 2012
its best to have reflexalogy on hands and on feets completly every where to help with the orgons in general but for a hernia its best to use fix directly with a lazor point.
Paula Reeder (Katy, TX) on Jul 26, 2012
To relieve the pain of inguinal hernia, I would work on the inside of your heel just below the ankle bone. On the hand, you could try working on the pad of the thumb. This may relieve some of your discomfort, but it will not fix the herniation.