How to Use Acupressure Points for Elbow Pain. Whether it's because of a rigorous workout or even arthritis, elbow pain can be tough to deal with. But you can find all natural relief through eastern medicine. Acupuncture is one common treatment, where a licensed technician inserts needles in certain points on the body. But you can find similar relief without the needles through a procedure called acupressure. And when you find the right points, you can immediately relieve your elbow pain.
Locate the point on the upper edge of the elbow crease. You can find this point by bending your elbow and feeling for the sensitive point where the elbow crease ends on the outside of your arm. This point relieves elbow pain as well as immune system weaknesses, fever, diarrhea and constipation.
Massage this point three to five minutes or longer until you feel relief. You may also feel relief by simply applying pressure to the point without a massage.
Apply the right kind of pressure on the designated point for the best results. You should only apply pressure with the tip of your finger, your knuckle or the eraser end of a pencil.
Acupressure is not designed to replace standard medical procedures and treatments. If you are seriously injured, or if your symptoms persist, seek medical attention. You also should not use acupressure if you have a heart condition, if you are pregnant or if the point is under a mole, varicose vein, bruise or any other break in the skin. You also should not use acupressure within 20 minutes of bathing, eating a large meal or exercising.