If you’ve ever gotten a shiatsu massage, you know that a finger in the right spot can make soreness go away. Many Japanese also believe that the same method—that of finding the tsubo, or pressure points, in your body—can cure everything from eye strain from excessive computer use to constipation. Here are a couple examples. Check out a couple of examples below from my Urawaza book.
The image above shows a pressure point called the kangen, which is thought to cure the chills. Simply push on the area right above your butt crack as shown in the diagram.
The one on the right is for constipation. Not a problem I have that often, but for those of you who do, you just have to press down on that little nook between your thumb and index finger on your right side.