Back pain is no walk in the park. Since your back supports your spine, the muscles and nerves in these regions are connected to your shoulders, neck, hips, and legs. This means that nearly any kind of movement can cause pain during a flare-up (1). Unfortunately, millions of people experience back pain on a daily basis, and there isn’t a foolproof way to deal with it (2).
Acupuncture, A Natural Solution
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that damaged energy flow is the root cause of disease. Like acupuncture, acupressure relieves congested energy or “qi” that flows through meridians throughout your body. It also promotes blood and lymph flow (3,4).
Acupressure also helps relieve muscle tension by undoing any knots that may be causing discomfort or pain.
Acupressure is performed by applying pressure to specific points on your body. Some points can even stimulate organs or systems on the opposite end of your body. For example, pressure points in your ears and feet are said to have beneficial effects on specific organs, including the liver, gallbladder, and lungs.
Three Acupressure Points For Back Pain
Simply apply firm and steady pressure using your thumb or index finger and hold for at least two minutes. For better results, follow up with a massage to further increase blood flow to the affected area.