Hypertension is related to Kidneys
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Hypertension has little to do with the Heart but everything to do with the Kidneys. Its healing comes from working on the Lungs. In TICM, we can use the root organ that is causing the sickness or any other organ as everything is connected and one.
LU9 is a very important point used for anxiety and depression and known as Supreme Abyss in English translation. But I actually do not like the English translation as the points known in Chinese are super powerful and super spiritual. LU9 is such an incredible point that this is where the 100 vessels are gathered and regulated.
This point gathers Qi (energy) and promotes the circulation of Blood. It is great for mature folks with hypertension because they usually are deficient in Kidney Qi. Our Kidneys store our inherited energy which drains as we age. Our Kidney supports Heart function according to TICM. Kidneys support every organ, so be nice to your Kidneys.
This point also helps with palpitations, coughing, wheezing and wrist pain and is especially helpful to those with asthma.
On a much deeper level, the Supreme Abyss is able to provide healing to those who feel like they have lost their way, feels manic like they have lost control. This point reaches deep into someone to calm and revitalise them on an emotional level, which can definitely lead to hypertension too.
LU9 is at the wrist crease on the radial (thumb) side of the radial artery. Once located, press or massage in circular motion for 2-3 minutes on both sides. Repeat daily.