Lifting something that is too heavy, twisting the wrong way, straining back muscles and genetics are common causes of lower back pain according to Spine-health. The pain can be simply a dull throbbing, a burning sensation or tingling that continues over a period of time. Looking for a way to treat the pain turns people to consider alternative medicine for relief.
Acupressure, according to WebMD, is the ancient Chinese medical practice used “to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease.” It is simply the application of pressure, or massage, of key pressure points to help restore “health and balance” to the body. Hundreds of acupressure points exist within the human body; and although some of the benefits of the points overlap, each point accomplishes something unique, too.
Which acupressure points may help you relieve lower back pain?
According to Modern Reflexology, two important acupressure points for lower back pain are GB30 and B48. Massaging the GB30 is supposed to lessen hip pain, pain in the buttocks, lower back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms and hip joint pain.