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One of the many ways that walking can promote health and wellness is by putting gentle pressure on Yongquan (Bubbling Spring), an acupuncture point on the sole of the foot.

In Oriental health theory, this is the starting point of the Kidney meridian and stimulation of this energizing point can promote clarity of the mind and stabilize emotions.

Yongquan is located in the depression on the sole of the foot at the junction of the anterior third and the posterior two thirds of the sole.

The acupuncture point, Yongquan, has been found to benefit high blood pressure, stress, insomnia, headaches, sexual potency, and kidney function.

To Stimulate Yongquan:

While Walking:

  • Let your heel tap the ground gently

  • Feel your weight transfer fully to the ball and toes of your foot.

  • Focus on breathing into your lower abdomen

  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and allow your arms to swing freely

By Tapping:

Use your fists to strike your Yongquan about 100 times on each foot.

By Rolling:

Gently roll a tennis ball under your foot while relaxing on the couch.

Would you like to learn more about how acupuncture can help with your wellness goals and reclaim your health and vitality?   Find an acupuncturist near you for a consultation. A custom-tailored treatment plan will be created to suit your individual needs!

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