In present time, most people don’t get time for exercise or yoga because of their hectic work schedule. Therefore the headache, neck pain and back pain have become very common. The acupressure points for body pain can help to relieve various pains and aches in different body parts.
There are medicines available for all aches and pains but they also have side effects. On the other hand, the easy acupressure points for body pain are effective yet safe as they have zero side effects. So, we did some research and found some most effective pressure points for body pain that you can use to get rid of pain and reduce muscle tension.
Acupressure Points for Body Pain
The acupressure therapy works on balancing of energy in the human body. When you massage the acupressure points for headache, they balance the energy flow around head to relieve the headache. The acupressure doesn’t work as quick as pain killers but it works effectively.
You just need to read the explanation and see relevant pictures to learn about how to apply acupressure points for body pain at home. Once you have learned it, you can apply these pressure points to treat any pain in your body and you can heal your loved ones with acupressure points.
Acupressure Points for Common Aches & Pains in Body
Acupressure Points can cure the Common Body Pain. The Most Common Aches and Pains arise in Human Body at present time are as follows_
- Eye Fatigue and Eye Strain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Back Pain
Now we are going to discuss about the Common Body Aches and Pains mentioned above and Acupressure Points to Relieve such problems.
Headache has been the most common problem nowadays in people of all age groups. However, all of us do not consider the Headache as a serious problem and ignore it when the ache is at initial stage. Acupressure Points for Body Pain are helpful to heal the Headache problem at anytime.
Sometimes if we take one hour good sleep, the Headache can be relieved. But when the ache is chronic and it interrupts our work abilities, we have to take some steps to cure the Headache. There are several Acupressure Points for Headache which are presented below_
Large Intestine 4 Point (LI 4):
Acupressure Large Intestine 4 Point is one of the most common points to get relief in Headache and many other problems. The LI 4 Point is located in the valley between Thumb and Index Finger. You can easily recognize the Large Intestine 4 Point from the picture given above.
Apply firm pressure on LI 4 Point with Thumb of your another hand and hold it for a few moments. Repeat it several times on both hands. By stimulating the Large Intestine 4 Point on a regular basis, you will get relief in Headache for long term.
Third Eye Point:
Acupressure Third Eye Point is very popular point among all Acupressure Points. The Third Eye Point is situated in between your two eyebrows. The exact place of this pressure point is displayed in the above picture.
Apply mild pressure on the Third Eye Point and hold it for one to two minutes to heal the Headache. Repeat the process to get faster results in Headache.
Big Rushing Point:
Acupressure Big Rushing Point is very effective to relieve the Headache. You can find the Big Rushing Point in between Big Toe and First Toe on both of your feet. The pressure point is located above half inch from the Toes in valley. The Acupressure Big Rushing Point has been shown in the picture given above.
Apply firm pressure on with your Thumb on Big Rushing Point for healing the Headache. Repeat the process on both feet two to three times for quick relief in Headache.
02. Eye Fatigue and Eye Strain
Eye Strain is also very common problem nowadays. Because we often work at nights more than days. Students read for Exams at night and Employees prepare their projects at night. As a result, the Eyes get red colour, sickness, strain, fatigue etc. problems. Here are some Acupressure Points for body pain which can heal the Eye related problems easily in short time, such points are mentioned below_
Inner Edge of Eyes Point:
Acupressure Inner Edge of Eyes Point helps to relax the Eyes. The Inner Edge Points are situated near both eyes on inner sides. You can find the exact place of this point from the picture displayed above.
Massage both Inner Edge Points with fingers of both hands for three to five minutes. By stimulating Acupressure Inner Edge Point on regular basis will help to improve your Eye Sight and give relaxation to Eyes.
Bridge of Nose Point:
Acupressure Bridge of Nose Point is very effective to relieve Eye problems. This pressure point reflects its location with its name Bridge of Nose Point. You can easily reach to the exact spot of this point as shown in the picture above.
Apply gentle pressure on Acupressure Bridge of Nose Points on both sides simultaneously and hold it for a few moments. Stimulating these points will help to get relief from Eye Fatigue and Eye Strain. This point also helpful to reduce redness in your Eyes.
First Toe Point:
Acupressure First Toe Point is effective to cure illness of Eyes. You can easily find the First Toe Point as shown in the picture above. Hold the foot with one hand and apply firm pressure with Thumb of other hand.
Massage the top of the toe for a few moments. Repeat the process two to three time a day to get benefits in blood circulation and healing in Eye Sickness.
Earache is common problem in children, but it can sometime occur in adults too. The causes behind Earache are Sinus Infection, Cold, water inside Ears etc. The Earache should not be considered lightly and we must consult the Physician to know the real cause behind the Earache or pain. Here are some Acupressure Points for body pain which can help to heal Earache as soon as you apply them.
Earlobe Point:Acupressure Earlobe Point is best treatment to heal Earache. Find the Earlobe Point as mentioned in picture above and apply mild pressure on this point with your Thumb and hold it for three to four minutes. Repeat the process on Earlobe Points on both ears one by one.
Applying pressure on Acupressure Earlobe Point regularly will help to heal Hearing Problems and Earache.
Behind Earlobe Point:
Acupressure Behind Earlobe Point is effective in relieving Ear Pain. You can easily recognize the pressure point behind your Earlobe as shown in above picture. Apply mild pressure on Behind Earlobe Point to get quick relief in Ear Pain.
Ear Gate Point:
Apply gentle pressure on Ear Gate Point on both sides of face at the same time and hold the pressure for three to five minutes. As you stimulate this point, it will relieve pressure inside Ears and heal the Earache.
Toothache is the problem that can occur in a person of any age at anytime. Anybody and everybody face the Toothache problem at some point of life. The basic reason behind the Toothache or Pain is cavity, germs, crack in tooth, infection, eating or drinking something extremely cold or very hot, cold-fever etc.
You can get faster relief in Toothache by using Acupressure Points for Toothache which are mentioned below_
Three Mile Point (ST 36):
Acupressure Three Mile Point is very popular point that heals many ailments in our body. The Three Mile Point is also known as Stomach 36 Point and it is situated below the Knee Cap, 01 Centimetres away from Shin-bone.
Find and exact pressure point of ST 36 as shown in picture and apply gentle pressure on Three Mile Point on both legs for four to five minutes. If you stimulate this point, it will reduce your Toothache very soon.
Facial Beauty Point:
Reach to the pressure point and stimulate both Facial Beauty Points together to get relief in Toothache, Head Congestion etc. This point can work faster it you apply it on a regular basis.
Stomach 44 Point:Acupressure Stomach 44 Point is helpful to get relief in Nausea as well as Tooth Problems. The Stomach 44 Point is located in between First and Second Toe on both feet as displayed in picture above. Apply firm pressure on ST 44 Point on both feet and massage the area regularly to get relaxation in Toothache.
05. Neck Pain
Neck Pain has become the most common disease on youth and aged people. Nowadays most of us (young generation) work on computer for many hours a day. Moreover we do not take interest in Yoga or any exercise.
The wrong pillow size or hard pillow may also cause Neck Pain and Stiffness. And all of us want to get rid of this Neck Pain. Here we present some very easy Acupressure Points for body pain to Relieve Neck Pain which are given below_
Wind Mansion Point:
Acupressure Wind Mansion Point is very important point for Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain and other Neck related problems. You can find out the Wind Mansion Point on the back side of your head, below the base of the skull as mentioned in the picture given above.
Apply mild pressure on Wind Mansion Point with your Thumb to heal Neck Pain, Stiffness of Neck, Shoulder Pain, Throat Problem etc.
Heavenly Pillar Point:
Acupressure Heavenly Pillar Point is helpful for treatment of Neck related pain/ache. You can easily recognize both the point on back side of Neck at two centimetres below the base of the skull.
Find the Heavenly Pillar Point (both points) as given in the picture above and massage both points together. Applying pressure on Acupressure Heavenly Pillar Points regularly will heal the Neck Pain, Heaviness in Head, Neck Stiffness and many other issues.
Celestial Window Point:
Acupressure Celestial Window Point is also vital point for Neck Pain and Shoulder Pain. This point is located on back side of head near the ear. You can reach to Celestial Window Point with help of the above given picture. Apply pressure on this point for a few moments to get relief in Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain and Headache.
06. Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain is not so common problem but it occurs due to some reasons such as heavy weight on one shoulder, accidental collision of something to shoulder, heavy weigh thing lifted with one hand for long time, pressure on shoulder while sleeping etc.
Anyone can heal the Shoulder Pain in very short time without any side effects. The Most Effective Acupressure Points for Shoulder Pain are mentioned below_
Gallbladder 21 Point:
Acupressure Gallbladder 21 Point is effective in reducing the Shoulder Pain. The Gallbladder 21 (GB 21) Point is located on the back side of your shoulder as shown in above picture.
Find the exact spot of Acupressure GB 21 Point and apply pressure on this point (gentle pressure both shoulders one by one or simultaneously). Massage the GB 21 Point for a few moments to get relief in Shoulder Pain, Neck Stiffness etc.
Triple Energizer 3 Point:
Find the exact pressure point of TE 3 and apply mild pressure on this point (massage the point on both hands one by one). To get quick relief in Shoulder Pain and Neck Pain, you should stimulate the Triple Energizer 3 Point on a regular basis.
Large Intestine 10 Point:
Acupressure Large Intestine 10 Point is very effective in relieving Shoulder Pain and Tightness of Neck. You can reach to the LI 10 pressure point by bending your hand from elbow and move around 2 centimetres below side as shown in above picture.
Apply light pressure on Acupressure Large Intestine (LI) 10 Point to relax yourself from Shoulder Pain, Tennis Elbow etc.
07. Back Pain
Back Pain is very chronic problem in people of all generations. However, Back Pain arises most in women and old aged people. The cause of Back Pain includes wrong sitting method, lack of rest after heavy work, travelling for hours, lifting heavy weight etc.
Here we will give some Acupressure Points for body pain which are helpful to get relief in Back Pain.
Sea of Energy Point:
Acupressure Sea of Energy Point is key point that helps to relieve lower back problems. You can find the Sea of Energy Point downwards your belly button at distance of around one & a half centimetres.
Reach to exact point as displayed in above picture. Apply firm pressure on Acupressure Sea of Energy Point with your Thumb or Index Finger for a few moments. Stimulating this point will help you to make abdominal muscles strong and bring improvement lower back problems.
Bubbling Spring Point:
Acupressure Bubbling Spring Point is used for healing the Back Pain. The Bubbling Spring Point is situated at bottom of your foot where the two bones of Big Toe and First Toe meet. You can see the exact spot of Bubbling Spring Point in the picture mentioned above.
Recognize the pressure point and massage it with your Thumb for one minute in one direction. Then massage the same point in opposite direction. Follow the same process on other foot. Apply pressure on Acupressure Bubbling Spring Point twice or thrice a day on a regular basis to reduce Back Pain faster.
Commanding Middle Point:
Acupressure Commanding Middle Point is important point that gives relief in Knee Pain and Back Pain. This point is located on back side of knee cap in the crease as displayed in the picture above.
Find out the Commanding Middle Point on both legs and apply firm pressure on this point for three minutes. Then perform the same process on another leg. Applying pressure on Acupressure Commanding Middle Point will help to reduce Lower Back Ache, Stiffness in Back, Arthritis in Back, Knee, Hips etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here I provide some common questions about how to relieve various body pains with acupressure points. Just read all FAQs given below to know how acupressure works for pain/aches in different body parts.
Q.1 What pressure points are effective for headache?
The large intestine 4 point (LI4), third eye point and bigger rushing point are effective for headache.
Q.2 Can I get rid of toothache using acupressure?
Yes, you can get rid of toothache using acupressure points including stomach 44 point (ST44), three mile point (ST36) and facial beauty point.
Q.3 Can acupressure relieve shoulder pain?
Yes, acupressure can relieve should pain. For that, you need to apply gallbladder 21 point (GB21), triple energizer 3 point (TE3) and large intestine 10 point (LI10) on a regular basis.
Q.4 What is the most effective pressure point for back pain?
The sea of energy (CV2) is the the most effective pressure point for back pain. You can stimulate this point regularly to relieve lower back pain and strengthen abdominal muscles.
The Acupressure Points for Body Pain/Aches given above are based on our knowledge, research and experience. You can stimulate these pressure points to get relief in headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, eyestrain, toothache, earache and back pain.
We have also added a picture with each pressure point to help you find it easily on your body. So, you can get rid of various pains and aches by using acupressure points for body pain without any side effects. If you still have questions, you can ask them in the comment section.