What are tonsils?
the phrase tonsils usually means the palatine tonsils. these are a part of lymphoid tissue situated in the orophyrynx.it's main function is to prevent spread of infection to the body. it also provides immunity against bacterial infection.
Tonsillitis : inflammation of tonsils is called tonsillitis. it is of two types - 1) acute. 2) chronic.
it occurs mostly up to the age of 15 years in both sexes.
- raw sensetion in throat.
- pain in throat which is aggravated by swallowing & may extend to the ears.
- voice becomes thick and muffled.
- cervical nymph nodes are enlarged & painful.
- fever, headache, weakness may be present.
i) upper respiratory tract infection
iii) intake of cold food and drinks.
iv) seasonal - occurs most often from september to march.
v) - pollution, crowded and ill-ventilated environment.
Acupressure treatment for tonsillitis : -
SI 14, 15, 16, 17, 19
LI 4, 3, 11, 17, 20
L 1, 6, 10, 11
TW 1, 3, 10, 17
GB 2, 20, 21
UB 10, 11, 12, 54
St 6, 9, 36
Reflex points for tonsillitis :- cervical vertebrae, adrenal, lymphatic system, pituitary, thyroid pineal, brain, sinuses, kidney.
note : feather touch pressure should be applied in throat region.