Point To Massage for Angina Pectoris – Part 11
I discussed about a point on the back to treat angina pectoris, however that is not complete without also treating a point on the chest itself.
I am not saying that the point of the back is ineffective, nevertheless there are times the point is not enough to stop the chest pain. In that case, we need to treat another point found exactly at the opposite of the point on the back.
This technique is very useful to prevent future heart problem. I have a theory that chest pain coming from the heart is cause by a tired heart muscle which became weak from overworking. However, it is still healthy enough that no test can detect it – until it becomes chronic. Remember that the heart is a muscle that is working non-stop, thus when the body do not have very good blood circulation, it has to work extra causing it to malfunction. But we are lucky; it first gives us warning in the form of angina pectoris. It is like the muscles of the legs that when it overworks it gets cramps. So, if it happens with our leg muscles, back muscles, and other parts of the body, what makes the heart muscles become exempted?
If I do not know massage, probably, I am still medicating or already dead of heart problem. Because when I had my first chest pain which I got from working too much just after flu, the doctor who diagnosed me gave a pill for heart problem which I was took for almost a year. But due to my being a poor kid, I stop buying it, and tried to experiment massaging my chest until I discovered the point.
So, how to locate the point?
The point is found on the chest, three fingers from the nipple to the sternum or breastbone. Locate the point between the ribs, a finger or one rib above the level of the nipple. You will easily find the point because it is tender when pressed and you’ll feel a hollow on the point itself. The paint radiates to the back muscle and sometimes the heart muscles. It can also affect your breathing while you’re pressing on the point. But there is nothing to worry about, just try to breath as normal as possible during the treatment.
Figure 1. Pressure point for angina pectoris on the chest
For how long?
You don’t have to be an expert to learn this procedure. Just locate the point then press, that’s it. First, press with your thumb for a second or three seconds then release. Repeat the procedure five times, then try to stay longer for at least ten counts then release the pressure. Then repeat ten counts for a few more times or until you feel the pain eased up. You can do the procedure two – three times a day.
The length of time to treat the angina until it is fully cured is dependent on how chronic the problem is.