Acupressure points for Hip and Low Back Pain
What You Need to Do
- With the thumb on the pressure point, apply steady pressure of small circular motions on it for about 30 seconds on each side
- Repeat the exercise for 10- to 15 minutes once or twice a day or as symptoms present
- You may need a partner for some points
- Take deep slow breaths as points are being manipulated
Low Back Points
Acupressure point B23 or Bladder 23 is also known as the Kidney Shu and this is one of the vital points of acupressure lower back pain. This point can be found on the inner bladder line, at the middle of the waist, the intermediate point between the rib cage and the hipbone, on the inner edge of the muscle group called erector spinae. Stimulating this acupressure point provides lasting relief from lower back pain by reducing muscle tension. It is also useful for treating all kidney-related issues, male and female sexual problems, earache and ear infections, cough and asthma.
The B40 or Bladder 40 acupressure point. This point is also called the Middle Crook and it is located in the middle of the crease in the back of the knee. Stimulating this point on both legs helps in relieving stiffness and lower back pain caused by herniated discs, and sciatica. It is also useful for controlling muscle spasms, knee pain and stiffness, leg pain, skin problems and heat conditions like heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
B28 or Bladder 28 is a local acupressure point for hip pain that is located two chon apart on both sides of the spine, in level with the fifth lumbar vertebrae. This acupressure point is also known as the Bladder Shu and it is useful for alleviating sacral back and hip pain and sciatica. This point also aids in treating digestive disorders like constipation and diarrhoea, leg pain and stiffness in the lower back region.
GB29 or Gallbladder 29 is a local acupressure point for relieving hip pain. It is also known as the Squatting Bone Hole and is located in the hip region, at the centre of the line connecting the great trochanter of the femur and the anterior iliac spine. This is the crossing point of the Gallbladder Meridian and the Yang Qiao Vessel. Administering pressure on this point is useful for treating inflammation in the hip joint, sciatica, muscle sprain, weakness and numbness of the hips. In addition, this point also aids in treating shoulder pain, spasms in thighs and lower abdominal pain.
GB30 or Gallbladder 30 is also known as the Jumping Round point is another local acupressure point for hip pain relief. This is the crossing point of the Gall Bladder and the Urinary Bladder meridians. This point can be located by moving three-quarters into gluteal muscles from the middle of the sacrum. It is located between the sacrum and greater trochanter. Stimulating this point on both the hips helps in relieving pain in the buttocks, useful for sciatica, lower back pain, hip joint inflammation, muscle pains and spasms. It also helps in relieving leg pain, lumbar pain and hemiplegia.