Acupressure for Hair Growth

I received several requests and for my own interest this week I’m going to show the acupressure points for hair growth.

The first sets of points are on the head. These points will help the circulation to the head. Circulation is very important because it feeds the nutrients to the hair roots where the hair growth happens.

GV 20 – The first one is GV 20 or Governing Vessel 20. Draw lines from the top of the ear on both sides to the top of the head. It’s where they meet in the center. You will feel a distinct feeling.

UB 7 – Go up 4 cun or 4 thumb widths up from the hairline. That’s the same as four fingers and one thumb. Then go down 1.5 cun down towards the ears which is the same as the width of the first joints of the index and middle fingers put together. Again you will feel a distinct feeling. This is called UB 7 or Urinary Bladder 7.

Stimulate these points by pressing and circling using your fingertips. When you make circles make sure you move the scalp. Don’t rub the surface of the scalp because whenever you rub your scalp you may be pulling out the very fine new hair that you want to keep.

The next two are on the base of the skull and neck. The hair needs a good circulation from the neck to the head and these help improve the circulation and loosen the tight neck.

GB 20 – Find the depression in the center at the base of the skull. Move to the side and go over the big ropy muscle which is trapezius and there is a depression. These are called GB 20 or Gall Bladder 20.

BL 10 – Again find the depression in the center at the base of the skull. Go to the side to go over the trapezius and it’s on the outer edge. It’s slightly below and inward from the last points. These are called Bladder 10.

Press or circle to stimulate these points using hooked thumbs, fingertips, overlapped fingertips, or with free thumbs by weaving fingers.

Press these points every day.

My hair is getting thinner. I’m learning a lot about hair growth, what causes hair loss, and what you can do about it including the proper ways to massage. When I’m ready to share I’ll post it here.

Happy Massaging!

11-9-15 Acupressure for Hair Growth