Acupressure, the therapy of making use of applying pressure on specific points on the body with the aim of restoring the balance of the body is now being accepted widely as a form of treatment of many disorders especially chronic ones.mere application of pressure of the points located on the body given below
Lower back pain, hip pain and sciatica pain can be effectively treated by mere application of pressure of the points located on the body given below. Applying pressure on these points clears the blockages developed in the meridians (energy flowing channels) of the body and maintains a balance, thus reducing pain and other symptoms associated with the condition.
Acupressure Points For Lower Back Pain
Celestial Gathering (Small Intestine 11)
You can locate this point easily. It’s situated right in the middle of your shoulder blade. You can either press the point for about 2-3 minutes or press and release numerous times. Pressing this point relieves shoulder tension and reduces lower back pain.
Kidney Shu (Bladder 23)
Pressing this point has shown relief for lower back pain and is well known for reducing muscle tension. It is situated halfway between the ribcage and the hipbone, in the middle of the waist on the back. Get someone to work with this point on you.
Bladder Vitals (Bladder 48)
Used to treat lower back pain and pain in the sacrum, buttock and the hipbone, this point is very tender and is located at a palm width away from the sacrum right in the middle of the gluteal muscles of the buttocks.
Middle Crook (Bladder 54)
This point is located at the middle of the crease found at the back of the knee. It’s right in the middle of the popliteal fossa. Be careful not to press too hard on this point as this place has many blood vessels and nerve endings that are unprotected.
Jumping Around (Gall Bladder 30)
As the name suggests, this point is wonderfully effective in treating lumbar and sciatic pain. You can find this point at a three finger width away from the edge of the back on the level of the gluteal muscles.
Life Gate (Governing Vessel 4)
At the same level as the bladder 23 point, this point is located between the vertebrae at the waistline. It is probably the most effective in treating lower back pain.
Kunlun Mountains (Bladder 60)
Excellent for relieving back pain and stiffness of the neck, this point can be found halfway between the Achilles tendon and the outer anklebone.
Bladder Shu (Bladder 28)
Located in the inner bladder line halfway between the sacrum and the ribcage, it is almost 2 fingers away from the kidney shu point. Pressing this point provides relief from lower back pain and sciatica.
It is well noticeable that most of the points used to treat lower back pain are situated on the bladder meridian. The bladder meridian is actually your highway to heaven if you experience lower back pain. It is also the longest meridian in the body and takes a few strange curves and turns along its path. It is thus necessary to locate these points properly by means of guided body charts displaying the correct anatomical position of these points.