Acupressure has some significant pressure points for Back Pain. You can learn and apply them to get rid of upper back pain, lower back pain and stiffness in the back. Acupressure Points for Back Pain are more effective if you apply them on a regular basis.
Back Pain can occur in human body due to poor posture, muscle strain, hormonal changes and other causes. There are various treatment options available for back pain. Out of them, acupressure points for back pain are the safest way to heal back pain without any side effect or harm to your body.
- Acupressure Points for Back Pain
- Foot pressure points for back pain
- Pressure Points on Hand for Back Pain
- FAQs about Acupressure Points for Back Pain
- Final Words:
Acupressure Points for Back Pain
Acupressure Therapy has several pressure points for healing Back Pain. These pressure points are very helpful to give relief in various symptoms of Back Pain. Acupressure Points for Back Pain are described as follows:
- Stomach Point – Sea of Energy – Conception Vessel 6 (CV6)
- Lower Back Points – Sea of Vitality – Bladder 23 & Bladder 47 (B23 & B47)
- Hipbone Points – Womb and Vitals (B48) and Jumping Round (GB30)
- Knee Back Points – Bladder Vitals and Commanding Middle (B53 & B54)
- Foot Points (Sleeping and Sitting) – Great Rushing (LV3), Bubbling Spring (KD1) and Urinary Bladder 60 (UB60)
- Hand Point – Ling Gu 22.05
- Elbow Point – Cubit/Foot Marsh – Lung 5 (LU5)
Acupressure Points for Back Pain are situated as at various spots of body. Now we will explain each pressure point in detail so that you can understand it better.
Stomach Point – Sea of Energy – Conception Vessel 6 (CV6):
Stomach Point is very helpful for relieving lower back pain. The Stomach Point is also called Sea of Energy Point and Conception Vessel 6 (CV6). Acupressure Stomach Point is situated under the Navel (i.e. belly button).
The exact place for CV6 Point is below the Navel around 2 fingers distance. You will find the CV6 (Sea of Energy) Point as displayed in the picture.
Applying firm pressure on Stomach Point (Sea of Energy point) will be beneficial in reducing weakness of lower back, strengthen the abdominal muscles and also put a stop to many lower back problems.
Lower Back Points – Sea of Vitality – Bladder 23 & Bladder 47 (B23 & B47):
Lower Back Points are effective to give relief in lower back pain as well as sciatica. The Lower Back Points are also known as Sea of Vitality or Bladder 23 & Bladder 47 (B23 & B47) Points.
Acupressure Sea of Vitality Points for Back Pain are situated at waist level, near the spine. The exact place of B23 and B47 Points is between second and third lumbar vertebrae (each bone of a Spinal Cord is known as lumbar vertebrae). Find the Lower Back Points as mentioned in above picture.
Applying proper pressure on Acupressure Sea of Vitality Points can heal the aches in lower back, fatigue, sciatica etc.
IMPORTANT WARNING: If a person’s back is weak or is pregnant then please do NOT apply any pressure to lower back points. You must consult a doctor to know if applying Acupressure Lower Back Points for Back Pain are safe for that person.
Hipbone Points – Womb and Vitals (B48) and Jumping Round (GB30):
Hipbone Points are very effective to reduce hip pain and pelvic tension. The Hipbone Points include Womb and Vitals (Bladder 48) and Jumping Round (Gallbladder 30). The Acupressure Hipbone Points (B48 and GB30) are situated near the hipbone.
The exact spot of Bladder 48 Point is in the middle of base of the buttock and top of the hipbone, in outer sacrum at the base of the spine. The Gallbladder 30 Point is located on lateral side of the buttocks, between the sacrum and the greater trochanter. You can find the B48 and GB30 Hipbone Points on both hips as displayed in above picture.
Applying gentle pressure on B48 and GB30 pressure points will help you to give relief in hip pain, lower back pain, sciatica and pelvic stress.
Knee Back Points – Bladder Vitals and Commanding Middle (B53 & B54):
Knee Back Points are beneficial to reduce stiffness in back and knee pain. Acupressure Knee Back Points for Back Pain are situated in backside of knee cap. Knee Back Points are also said as Commanding Middle. The Knee Back Points are exactly located at the center of the backside of knee cap in both feet. You can find the Acupressure Knee Back Points as mentioned in the picture below.
Applying firm pressure on Knee Back Points (Commanding Middle) will be helpful in back pain relief, stiffness in back, arthritis in back, knee pain, arthritis in hips, sciatica, arthritis in knee etc.
Foot pressure points for back pain
Acupressure Foot Points are effective in reducing the back pain. Foot Points are divided in two situations i.e. Foot Point while sleeping and Foot Point while Sitting. Let us discuss about the Acupressure Foot Points one by one:
Great Rushing Point – Liver 3 (LV3):
Great Rushing Point is the Acupressure Foot Point you should massage while sleeping. It is also called Liver 3 (LV3) Point and is situated between your big toe and second toe. You can see the above picture to find out Liver 3 pressure point on your feet.
First of all, you should lie down on the floor (or any other flat surface) and find a joint exact in the midway of your big toe and second toe. Apply tender pressure on Liver 3 Point to get relief in back pain, headache, dizziness and sleep disorders.
Bubbling Spring Point – Kidney 1 (KD1):
Acupressure Bubbling Spring Point is situated in the bottom of your foot. This pressure point is also known as Kidney 1 Point. Take a look at above picture to locate Kidney 1 point on your left foot and right foot.
You should stimulate this point in sitting position to get maximum relief in back pain. Kindly sit down on a chair and keep the back straight. Check that your Foot is clean so that you can find and recognize the KD1 Point easily.
Find the Bubbling Spring Point and stimulate it for one minute. Then massage the bottom of your foot from heel to Toe with your thumb. Repeat the same process on the other foot. Massaging Kidney 1 Point will make you feel relaxed and reduce the back pain. It will also reduce dizziness, fear and anxiety.
Urinary Bladder 60 Point (UB60):
Acupressure Urinary Bladder 60 Point is very useful for Lower Back Pain and Backache. The UB60 Point is situated behind the anklebone, in the depression between the lateral malleolus and Achilles tendon.
Find the UB60 point and apply firm pressure on both feet for two minutes, the release. Acupressure UB60 Point will heal your Lower Back Pain, Ankle Pain, Headache, Shoulder Pain, Neck Rigidity, Heel Pain and Blurred Vision.
Pressure Points on Hand for Back Pain
Hand Point – Ling Gu – Big White – Spirit Bone:
Hand Point (Ling Gu) is directly connected with stress in back and stiffness. The Ling Gu Point is also known as Big White and Spirit Bone. The Ling Gu Point works effectively on back pain if you stimulate it in lying down position.
Firstly, lie down on a flat surface. Find the Ling Gu Point at between the Index Finger and Thumb, a little bit after the LI4 Point. Check the above picture to locate Ling Gu 22.05 (Spirit Bone) Point on your hands.
Apply firm pressure on the Ling Gu Point for 30 seconds on left hand, then leave. Apply firm pressure on Ling Gu Point for 30 seconds on right hand. Repeat this task 2-3 times daily to get better results.
Applying Pressure on Acupressure Ling Gu Point regularly will reduce stress of the back and stiffness in the back.
Elbow Point – Cubit/Foot Marsh – Lung 5 (LU5):
Acupressure Lung 5 Point is a great healer of Lower Back Pain. The Lung 5 Point is also called Elbow Point or Cubic/Foot Marsh and it is located on cubical crease of the elbow in the depression at radial side of the tendon of biceps.
Apply pressure on Elbow Point with your Thumb and hold it for two minutes. Do the same process on other hand, the release. The Lung 5 Point will provide relief in Chronic Pain of Lower Back, Elbow Pain, Chest Congestion, Sore Throat and Cough Problems.
FAQs about Acupressure Points for Back Pain
The acupressure points for back pain work through meridians that flow of energy in entire human body. Here we provide some common questions about back pain pressure points and their answers as under.
Yes, there is a pressure point to relieve lower back pain and it’s called LU5 Point. You can also stimulate UB60, B23 & B47 and B48 pressure points for reliving lower back pain faster.
We have explained acupressure points for back pain that are quite effective as per our experience. You should use these pressure points to cure upper back pain, lower back pain, stiffness of back, hip pain and other issues.
In order to get quick relief in backache/back pain, you should apply the acupressure points for back pain on a regular basis. In case you have further queries then ask us in the comment section, we will be happy to answer your queries ASAP.