Acupoint Pressure Therapy

Acupoint Pressure Therapy (APT)

The following is an example of some of the 36 specifically selected points taught by Dr. Bole. Acupoint Pressure Therapy (ATP): An Oriental Approach for Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit is an eight hour course based on traditional Chinese medicine. These special points have a positive and profound effect on our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Stimulation of these points with finger pressure is very effective in rebalancing and harmonizing our energy resulting in better overall health and happiness.

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Acupoint Pressure Therapy (APT) is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These point locations are frequently sites of Chi blockage and tension — especially in the points found in muscular areas. By applying firm, steady pressure with your index finger to these points, you will be able to release and move the Chi. If there is pain, it indicates that the muscles in that area are not relaxed. It may take several sessions to relax chronic conditions.


Usually there are not any negative side effects to stimulating these points; however, do not apply pressure to the following:

  • Areas of inflammation
  • If the skin is broken, blistered, swollen or infected
  • Directly over varicose veins or bruises
  • Areas of water retention (edema)

Also avoid over-stimulation of points or strong pressure when working with people who are recovering from a serious illness, the elderly or anyone in a generally weakened condition.

Do not stimulate these points during pregnancy!

Liv 3 (Happy Calm)

Location: Dorsal surface of the foot, in angle between 1st and 2nd metatarsals.

Functions/Indications: Treats headaches, dizziness, hepatitis, jaundice, hernia, menopausal symptoms, insomnia, dysmenorrhea, stomach or gastric pain, nausea and vomiting, premenstrual tension, tension, hypertension, eye disease.

Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Aspects: Good for person who is stressed, gets angered easily and is hot headed. Used to sedate and calm. Relieves depression, melancholia. Improves mental acuity, focus. Grants insight and ability to plan, have vision, and mental, emotional, spiritual flexibility.


St 36 (Leg Three Miles):

Location: 3 ACI below just lateral to the edge of the tibia.

Functions/Indications: Treats gastric pain and gastrointestinal problems in general, diarrhea and dysentery, dysmenorrhea, stomach and duodenal ulcers, stomachache, vomiting, indigestion, knee joint pain and lower leg stiffness and pain, cramping, and fatigue.

Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Aspects: It brings about greater mental, emotional, and spiritual stability and revitalizes the energy at all levels giving greater endurance and longevity. Removes laziness, apathy and despair. Relieves anxiety, worry and depression. Helps to get the person moving forward again, ‘Get up and go’ point.



LI 4 (Joining of the Valley)

Location: Dorsal surface of the hand, in the angle between the 1st and 2nd metacarpals.

Functions/Indications: Relaxes the sinews, expediates labor, clears the nose. Treats headache, toothache, sore throat, facial paralysis and pain, tonsilitis, common cold, arm pain and swelling, diarrhea, sinusitis.

Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Aspects: Assists in letting go of what is no longer beneficial or toxic in body, mind, emotion or spirit. Brings calmness, hope and revitalization. Relieves emotional holding, anger, depression, grief and guilt.