In light of recent events, it is important more than ever to strengthen your immune system and take a step toward understanding your body. In this video, I instruct and then demonstrate how to use the acupoint The Great Defender to build your immunity. The acupoint I call The Great Defender has other names most commonly Large Intestine 10, or Colon 10.
You can even detect when the body is fighting disease because this acupoint will become sore. A day or more before symptoms occur, you will notice upon inspection that an increased soreness has developed, which is a good sign that your immune system is aware of the issue it is fighting against. In this case, I recommend that you take it easy and take appropriate supplements to give you that additional boost to your immune system. If you don’t, you will most likely contract a cold or the flu.
The Great Defender is four fingers away from the bony bump outside the elbow toward the thumb, To find this point on yourself, place your left hand on the right side of your navel, while lightly grasping the forearm with the right hand. With your right thumb stroke the thick muscles on top of the forearm, near the elbow. If you rub along the line from the elbow toward the thumb, you will feel muscles separate into two groups, which will allow you to feel the bone under the thick muscles.
Rub this point on yourself every day so when its sensitivity changes you will know your immune system is active.
To locate The Great Defender on a partner lying face up, place their hand on their abdomen and follow the same directions above. You can also leave their arm by their side but the hand must be palm upward. To locate The Great Defender on a partner lying face down, lift the arm by the elbow and place the hand above the head with the arm bent. With your partner’s hand held so that the thumb is up, feel for a separation on top of the forearm in the thick muscles near the elbow. Note: Some people have a line parallel to the elbow crease where this acupoint is located. Remember to hold the hand so the thumb is on top. If you are a more visual person, I recommend watching the video above!
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