The 3 Best Acupressure Points for Quick Back Pain Relief – Step by Step Guide

Today I’m going to show you how you’re going to relieve back pain quickly, step by step.

But first, let me tell you a short story.

Have you ever had this experience?

Getting up from your chair after sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours because you have finally finished writing your homework / project / work.

You just wanted to get up and stretch those tiresome muscles, so you stood up and open your arms to extend as much as possible hoping that would do the trick.

The next thing you’d hear is a crying “oweeee….” sound coming out of your own mouth.

Yup, you guessed it right…You have pulled your back muscles and that you can’t seem to stretch it out at all.

NOoooooo….

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But don’t worry, this is where I’m going to show you step by step on how you can relieve back pain, so let’s start with this video first:

So, there you have it! You’re probably thinking like, “What is this guy smoking​? Just throwing a YouTube video on and call it a day? How lazy is he?!”

Of course, if I were to just to stop there, you’d probably just tell all of your friends and family how crappy of a writer​ and practitioner I am, and never come back.

I’m just playing ya…

Those who know me for a while now understand I am very big on educating my clients along with the pain-relief treatment.

But sometimes I can be just a little bit funny =)

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Anyways, let’s be serious now!

In order for us to do this right, we need to do this properly and follow the step by step methods, so lets start with the first step…

Relieve Back Pain in 3 Simple Steps

Relieve Back Pain (and Neck) by Putting Pressure on Luo-Zhen Xue (aka. Neck-Strain Point):

If you have watched the video, you will see that I pointed my finger towards the web part in between my index and middle finger right?

Luo Zhen Xue (Neck-Strain Point) – relieve back and neck pain

It’s located exactly on the back of your hand, in between the second and third metacarpal (the longest part of the finger) bones, about 0.5can (Cun = approximate measurement for Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture) or 5mm above the web.

What does this point do for you?

In short, it helps relieve sore neck, shoulders and arm pain.

In TCM theory, it’s useful to move Qi (or pronounced Ki) and blood in the neck region.

This is a great acupressure point to relieve general stiff neck, like you woke up and felt weird on your neck.

How do you massage this point?

It’s very easy, depends on which side of the neck or back pain you’re having, press on the same side of the hand, and gently move your head.

You should start feeling the neck being able to move more easily by now, don’t stop for at least 5 minutes.

Relieve Back, Shoulder, Elbow Pain by Pressing on SJ3 – Zhong Zhu:

By now, you are probably patient enough to see my second favourite point I like to use – SJ3 Zhong Zhu.

SJ3 – Zhong Zhu – relieve back and neck pain

Where do you find this point you say? If you look at the picture above, you can see that in comparison to the first point “Luo Zhen Xue”, which was located in between the Index Finger and the Middle Finger.

Instead, SJ3 – Zhong Zhu is located in between the Ring Finger (4th) and the Pinkie Finger (5th), metacarpal bones, about 0.5can or 5mm above the web.

What does this point do for you?

Relieve back, neck, shoulder and arm pain all the way down to your wrist and hand.

In TCM theory, it’s useful to move Qi and blood in the SJ channel (channel in TCM theories is canals that transport Qi and Blood).

This is a great acupressure point to relieve headache, elbow and arm pain and of course, back pain.

How do you massage this point?

It’s very easy, depends on which side of the neck or back pain you’re having, press on the same side of the hand, and gently move your shoulders by rotating backward and forward.

You should start feeling the shoulders and arm being able to move more easily by now, don’t stop for at least 5 minutes.

Relieve Back Pain by Pressing on Yao Tong Xue (aka. Lumbar Pain Point):

By now, you are probably patient enough to see my third favourite points I like to use – Yao Tong Xue.

Yao Tong Xue – Lower Back Pain Relief Point

Where do you find this point you say? If you look at the picture above, you can see that in comparison to the first point “Luo Zhen Xue” and the second point “SJ3 – Zhong Zhu”, which were located in between the Index Finger and the Middle Finger, and between the Ring Finger and the Pinky.

However, these two points are located near where the two sets of finger bones (total of 4 bones) joining together.

What does this point do for you?

Relieve both acute and general stiff lower back pain.

In TCM theory, it’s useful to move Qi and blood in the lower back

This is a great acupressure point to relieve back pain.

How do you massage this point?

It’s very easy, just gently move your lower back by rotating backward and forward.

You should start feeling your lower back being able to move more easily by now, don’t stop for at least 5 minutes.

By Now, You Probably have Many Questions:

It’s Magic isn’t it? Nope, it’s just the power of Acupuncture Points!

By now, you’re probably feeling like you’re getting all better, right?

So it’s ok for you to start working out now right? Please don’t!

Don’t forget this is just a temporary relief, in order to see the full benefit, keep doing this for at least a week.

You might ask, but it’s not working for me!

I know, you are probably pressing on it for over 10 minutes and still nothing.

Sometimes, you may have just missed a little bit.

Or, you felt too painful to keep going.

Not to worry, I got a solution for that as well!

I have been searching on tools where you could be using instead of your hands.

What tool you asked? I call it, the Electronic Pulse Massager. But I’ll talk about it in another blog post.

Simply though, you will just take the probe ends and place them on the points I have shown above.

Turn it on for 20min and see how you feel!

Here’s some Bonuses to Relieve Back Pain:

We at Yi Therapy are always seeking the best ways to help solve our clients’ problems.

Sometimes, we just can’t seem to relieve our back pain no matter what we do, except to reach for that Advil (R)…

However, we would like to give an alternative, a more Traditional Chinese Medicine way!

We have interviewed Jason from herbdispenser.com and have gotten an interesting and promising formula.

It’s called Kalebs Pain & Healing Combo, which consists of:

Gan Cao – Licorice root – Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis 20%
Bai Shao Yao – white peony root – Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae – 20%
Chaun Lian Zi – Sichuan pagoda tree/chinaberry fruit – Fructus Meliae Toosendan – 20%
Yan Hu Suo – corydalis rhizome – Rhizoma Corydalis Yanhusuo – 20%
San Qi – notoginseng/pseudoginseng root – Radix Notoginseng – 20 %
This combo helps relieve pain in a Traditional Chinese Medicine way by moving the energy (Qi) and Blood around the body.

He did mention that it’s not suitable for pregnant ladies, and also other conditions that will get explained in his blog post.

Either way, give it a try if you want!

So Now’s Your Turn!

I’m always big on not just getting my clients to come for their treatments for their back pain, but my focus is always to get them to follow my instructions during their sessions.

Most of the time, I’ll demonstrate the effects of these useful Acupressure points on their body, hands, arms, feet or legs in between the treatment.

(Obviously, if I noticed the clients needed to rest, I’ll let them just enjoy the therapy)

Once they have left the treatment table, I’ll instruct them again on which points to use as their homework.

I’d love everyone to complete their homework until their next treatment date.

This will help us to reach the optimum result we both want, which is to relieve back pain.

So to recap, we have learned to use Luo Zhen Xue to relieve neck pain, SJ3 – Zhong Zhu to relieve arm and shoulder pain, and Yao Tong Xue to relieve lower back pain.

I’m sure you have lots of questions, so tell me, what points would you like to learn next?

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1 thought on “The 3 Best Acupressure Points for Quick Back Pain Relief – Step by Step Guide

  1. I would like to express huge gratitude to Simon for his treatment. I have long history of my back, sciatic nerve that reflects terrible pain to my both legs. I tried massage, acupuncture, chiropractics, etc. in US where I am leaving. Nothing did work. After even first treatment by Simon manual therapy I felt significant relief. After third session I am as new born. I am willing to drive 500 mi again to see Simon
    Simon, thank you very much. See you in September

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