Oedema is accumulation of serum in the cellular tissue (fluid under the skin) resulting in the inflammation of the affected part.
Oedema can be pitting or non pitting.
Pitting oedema - in pitting oedema, depression occurs on the skin, on pressure.
Causes of pitting oedema
Intake of excessive salt
Premenstrual (before menses)
Renal (kidney) disease
Obstruction of veins
Causes of non-pitting oedema (Lymphoedema) due to obstruction to lymphatic circulation.
Filaria ( elephantitis)
Inflammation of veins
Acupressure treatment For oedema:-
Oedema of feet and ankles :
Sp 5, 6, 9
Local points of feet and ankles.
Oedema of the face :
Generalized oedema :
UB 20, 23, 39
CV 6, 9
Reflex points: brain, all glands, kidneys, spinal column.