Home Massage for the Pharyngitis

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Pharyngitis refers to the dryness and pain in your throat, and you may feel something stock in the throat sometimes. Clinical manifestations: sore throat and dry mouth with desire of drink; burning pain in stomach; itching throat; low and hoarse voice; cough without little sputum; in the view of TCM, the kidney Yin deficiency could also cause the pharyngitis. Therapeutic method: clearing away heat to relieve sore throat, nourishing Yin to expel fire. Manipulation: you need ask your family member or friend to help you. (they would be the “operator” below). You should sit down, and the operator need stand behind you. The operator should support your forehead with left hand and massage points---Fengchi (GB 20) and Tianzhu (BL 10) about 5 minutes until the patient feels the increasing of secretion in the mouth. Then the operator should massage points---Quchi (LI 11), Hegu (LI 4), Shaoshang (LU 11) and Shangyang (LI 1) for about 5 minutes. For the people with kidney Yin deficiency, the operator could massage points---Taixi (KI 3) and Zhaohai (LI 6). Treatment is given once daily, and I course of treatment consists of 3 times.