LOW BACK PAIN
Low Back Pain is characterized by sensations of fatigue, loss of strength, heaviness and dullnessthroughout the whole of the lower back area. The pain often increases when the sufferer is in a constantbody posture as when driving for an extended period.
BL 23 Shen Shu
1.5 cun lateral to a point midway between the 2nd and 3rd lumbar spinous processes.
BL 25 Da Chang Shu
(Large Intestine Shu)
1.5 cun lateral to a point midway between the 4th and 5th lumbar spinous processes.
BL 40 Wei Zhong
(Middle of the Crook)
In the center of the popliteal crease.
(The tibial nerve and popliteal artery run below this acupoint.)
GB 34 Yang Ling Quan
(Yang Mound Spring)
Anterior and distal to the fibular head when the knee is flexed.
Note: Paired with SP 9, the Yin Mound Spring acupoint.
GB 41 Zu Lin Qi
(Foot Governor of Tears)
In the depression anterior to the space between the bases of the 4th and 5th metatarsals.
BL 60 Kun Lun
In the depression on a line joining the Achilles tendon and the highest point on the malleolus lateralis.
KI 3 Tai Xi
The pulse region of the artery, in the depression between the Achilles tendon and the highest point on the medial malleolus.
Note: The trunk of the posterior tibial artery passes below this acupoint.