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Zu San Li – The Point of longevity: Here’s What Will Happen If You Massage It

Massaging certain points on the body is an old Eastern treatment, and people have practiced for thousands of years. Our body has 365 points and 12 major meridians, which as you can see are the exact numbers of the days and months in a year.

These points can be treated with acupressure, a finger pressure on certain points, based on the teaching about meridians and channels connected to corresponding organs in the body. In Chinese medicine human body is considered as an energy system, and massaging its points affects the flow of energy and the function of each organ.


Stimulate the Zu San Li point to heal and rejuvenate your body, and prevent aging. For Chinese, it is “the point of longevity,” and Japanese call it “the point of a hundred diseases.”

According to an old Japanese legend, a man was lucky enough to get a priceless knowledge from his father. His father taught him of The Longevity Point.

Following the instructions of his father, the young man massaged this point regularly and lived long enough to see the birth and death of several emperors.

Where is the magical Zu San Li point located on our body?

Zu San Li is located below the kneecap. Put your hand on your knee (right hand on right knee, left hand on left knee). The point is located between the ends of your ring finger and the pinky, between the bones.

There is another way to locate it. Sit on the floor, strongly press your feet on the ground in from of you. Do not raise the heels from the floor. Check the area below your knee that is slightly higher. Locate its highest point, and press your finger against it. This is your Zu San Li point.

Why is this point so important, and why do Japanese call it “The point of hunder diseases?”

  • Controls the work of the organs in your lower body.
  • Regulates the parts of the spinal chord responsible for the proper function of the gastrointestinal and digestive tract, reproductive system, kidneys, and adrenal glands.

Massage the Zu San Li point to increase the function of the adrenal glands, the most essential glands when it comes to protecting your health. They bring adrenaline, hydrocortisone and other essential hormones in blood.

Massage “the point of longevity” on a daily basis to balance the work of your adrenal glands, responsible for these functions in your body:

  • Regulation of blood pressure
  • Regulation of glucose, insulin
  • Suppression of inflammation
  • Regulation of immunity

Massage the Zu San Li point to:

  • Stimulate digestion
  • Treat gastrointestinal diseases
  • Treat damages caused by stroke

A simple massage of this point will give you more confidence and inner balance, relieve stress and tension.It can also help you treat many health conditions, including impotence, hiccups, constipation, gastritis, urinary incontinence. Zu San li increases immunity, providing a long and healthy life.

How to affect the Zu San Li point?

Massage “the point of longevity” in the morning, before your lunch. Repeat a circular motion clockwise for 9 times on each leg, alternately, meaning 9 times on one leg, 9 time on the other. Massage the point for 10 minutes in total.

It is important to relax before you start massaging the Zu San Li point, and it is better if you sit. Breathe and focus on your feelings. Enter a zone of harmony and be aware of the beginning of your healing process. Massaging your Zu San Li point has a stimulating effect.

Use your fingers or grain cereals like buckwheat, oats, rice, etc. Garlic cloves help as well. Cut a clove in half, and secure it on the point for 1-2 hours, or until the skin turns red. Massage the Zu San Li point in the evening to lose weight. This will help you lose 400-500 grams a week. Be careful, massaging this point before bedtime can cause insomnia.

Do the massage every day, and massaging your point gives best results when done at New Moon.

  • 8 days before  the New Moon massage your point in the morning, on each leg, clockwise. This is the best time, as it will strengthen your immune system, improve the function of your organs and slow down aging.
  • Massage each leg alternately before lunch. This will improve general tone, memory, cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • Massage both legs after lunch to relieve stress, nervousness, and irritability, headache, and sleeping disorders.

In the evening, massage both legs counterclockwise to boost metabolism and lose weight.

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