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Self-massage of the fingers

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Modernity means that people move their fingers less and less. We don’t realise just how significant the fingertip area is, even though it’s small. By stimulating it regularly through self-massage, you can reap maximum health benefits with minimum effort.

According to Chinese medicine, the acupuncture points on the fingers and toes are called “well points”, which are the origin of the vital energy called “Qi”, and where the Yin and Yang meridians meet. The Qi of the meridians originates here in the fingers and is then instilled into the five internal organs.

Like the little animals that crawl around every day, the tips of the fingers and toes are massaged enough for the meridian Qi to be infused into the internal organs gently, so they are very capable of healing themselves.

A simple hand diagnosis! Find a well-lit spot, hold out your hands and look carefully to see if you have any bruises, i.e. small, fine blood vessels, on the palms of your hands. In a healthy person, the veins on the palms of the hands are hidden inside. When the body is not in good health and there are too many toxins in the blood, veins appear on the hands.



Each finger corresponds to a different organ, so it’s easy to test your own health by looking at your fingers.

  • The thumb, at the Taiyin ‘Lung Meridian’. The presence of veins on the thumb indicates a respiratory problem, which can lead to coughing, shortness of breath, phlegm, etc.
  • The index finger, on the Yangming “large intestinal meridian”. If there are blue tendons, this indicates an excretion problem and can cause diarrhoea or constipation.
  • The middle finger, at the “heart pericardial meridian” of the hand, if tendons protrude from it, this indicates heartburn, chest tightness, shortness of breath or a lack of blood supply to the brain.
  • The ring finger on the Shaoyang “Sanjiao” meridian. The prominent veins here reflect problems with the liver and gall bladder, so there may be endocrine disorders.
  • The little finger on the Heart meridian of the Shao-Yin hand and the small Intestine meridian of the Sun hand. Reflecting kidney problems, bruising indicates a possible kidney deficiency with frequent urination and swelling of the legs, weakness of the limbs, etc.



The human body has cosmic holographic properties. Simply press and rub your fingertips to achieve harmony with the body’s five internal organs, opening up the meridians of the five organs!

  • Use the thumb and forefinger of one hand to knead the fingers of the other hand in turn Start with the thumb and knead one by one, working on the sides of the nails. The order is first left, then right.
  • The trick is to knead each finger nine times. After kneading, tap the fingers six times. Nine is the number of pure yang, six is the number of pure yin, six and nine together, then yin and yang balance out.
  • Do the same for each finger, twice a day in the morning and evening, and you’ll gradually notice that many of your physical symptoms will disappear before you know it.


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Chinese medicine states that “the lungs are delicate organs” and that climate change is the most likely to trigger a reaction in the lungs.

A little finger exercise can relax the pulmonary meridian. Once the pulmonary meridian is open, your breathing will be soft and your nose and throat will feel refreshed. In addition, the pulmonary meridian is the master of the skin, and when the pulmonary meridian is open, it can also make the skin moist.

Cross your hands and rotate your two thumbs around each other, trying not to let the two thumbs touch during the manipulation. After the first 100 turns, tap your shoulder with your thumb – this is where the pulmonary meridian is located – to activate the Qi and blood of the pulmonary meridian. Do this once a day.


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