TCM Health Tip: Foot Massage

Massage is a great remedy for sore, tired feet. It also helps calm the mind and release feelings of anger and nervous tension due to stress.

Energy pathways called meridians run through your feet. One point on the Liver meridian, called Taichong, is beneficial for releasing Liver Qi stagnation. It is located on top of your foot where the big toe bone meets the second toe bone (about an inch back from the skin between these toes). Using your thumb, press and massage this spot on both feet (the meridians are on both sides of your body). You can also rub with your thumb moving forward along the inside of the big toe. If it’s sore, you’re hitting all the right spots! You are unblocking your Liver Qi. Rub this area every day.