One of the most common causes of chronic pain is lower back pain. Regardless of whether you’ve had pain in this area for years or it’s just starting, you likely want to alleviate the issue as quickly as possible. Lower back pain can be caused by various things, including accidents, age, physical activity, and inactivity. The good news is that there are also many remedies for it, and one of them happens to be acupressure.

Understanding Acupressure

Acupressure is a type of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is somewhat similar to acupuncture. Instead of using needles on specific parts of the body, pressure is applied to them instead. This can help release chemicals that offer pain relief, introduce relaxation to your muscles, and restore bodily balance. 

There are acupressure points for all sorts of ailments and some are dedicated to the lower back. When you stimulate these areas, it can help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing so you can enjoy your day. A few of the most common pressure points for lower back pain are listed below.

The Sea of Energy

The Sea of Energy (also known as the Stomach Point) is one of the best acupressure points for lower back pain. It is located about two fingers above your belly button and can be stimulated on either side of the body. This is most commonly used for those who have just started to experience lower back pain or want to prevent the issue in the future. Pressing on this area can help strengthen your abdominal muscles to prevent lower back pain.

The Hand Points

It might seem like the hand is a strange place to apply pressure for back pain, but it works. The Hand Points are connected to stiffness and stress in the back. When you apply pressure in two or three-second intervals, it can help relieve the pain you’re experiencing. This point is found between the index finger and the thumb on both hands. Place your hand on a flat surface and apply pressure to this area until your back feels better.

The Sea of Vitality

Another pressure point for lower back pain is the Sea of Vitality or the Lower Back Point. It’s similar to the Stomach Point in that when pressure is added to this area, it offers pain relief from lower back pain. It’s also known for relieving the pressure from sciatica. To manipulate this area, you’ll need an instrument like the Q-Flex to help. The pressure point is between the second and third vertebrae counting up from the bottom of the spine.

The Knee Points

The last area that can help with back pain through acupressure is the back of the knees. These points are called the Commanding Middle and are easy to find since they are right at the center of the back of your knee. You’ll want to offer firm pressure to these areas to help with back pain. This is also a pressure point that can be used for hip and knee pain, as well.

If you have lower back pain and want to try a natural method of pain relief, acupressure is a great option. It’s a healthy method of helping with the pain and preventing it from getting worse. Try out the different pressure points and see what works the best for your body.

Sources:

https://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/alternative/acupuncture/acupressure-chronic-low-back-pain-symptoms

https://www.tower-health.co.uk/blog/5-acu-points-for-back-pain/

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/acupressure-for-lower-back-pain

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