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Acupressure points for Backache

Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.

Acupoint 9: Bl-40

Between the two ligaments, behind the knee, on the crease formed when the leg is bent; note: if you have varicose veins, don't use this point

TCM: Bladder 40

Acupoint 4: Bl60

In the depression just behind the outer anklebone

TCM: Bladder 60

Acupoint 5: SP-6

One palm width above the tip of the inner anklebone, on the back of the shinbone; often used in combination with acupoint #6

TCM: Spleen 6

Acupoint 6: St-36

One palm width below the bottom edge of the kneecap, on the outside, in a depression between the shinbone and the leg muscle; effective for most problems from the waist down, especially when used with acupoint #5

TCM: Stomach 36

Acupoint 17: SJ-15

On top of the shoulder, half way between the neck and the outside of the shoulder

TCM: Triple Warmer 15

Acupoint 21: Kd-1

In the middle of the sole of the foot, just behind the ball

TCM: Kidney 1

Acupoint 24: M-HN-4

Just below or inside the eyebrow, near the middle; feel for a notch in the eyebrow ridge; point should be just slightly above this

TCM: Extra, Head-neck 4

Acupoint 25: Bl-21

On the back, on a line with the elbows, about two thumb widths on either side of the spine

TCM: Bladder 21

Acupoint 27: (shoulder)

Slightly to the back of the muscle which goes from neck to shoulder, a little closer to the arm than to the neck

TCM: Not available

If you have not found relief, try the same points on the opposite side of the body, or go back and try a related or similar symptom or body area. If you have not used acupressure before, please see the Instructions, then click the "Body Area" or "A-Z" tab and repeat.

There are also acupressure point sets for Lower Backache and Upper Backache

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