These are the acupressure points for middle backache. Working on these points can help you get better faster. You do not have to use all of these points. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.
Acupressure Point UB20 — Pi Shu
Chinese Name: 脾俞
Location: 3 finger width lateral to the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.
Benefits: abdominal bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, indigestion, swelling in the abdomen, food allergy, pain in the mid-back.
Acupressure Point CV12 — Zhong Wan
Chinese Name: 中脘
Location: midway between the belly button and the bottom of the breastbone. On the midline of the abdomen, 5 finger width above the belly button.
Benefits: acute abdominal pain, pain due to overeating, gastric pain, sour stomach, belching, regurgitation, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, distention of the abdomen due to flatulence, hiatal hernia.
Acupressure Point CV14 — Ju Que
Chinese Name: 巨闕
Location: on the midline of the abdomen, 6 body inches above the belly button.
Benefits: pain in the cardiac region and the chest, nausea, acid regurgitation, difficulty in swallowing, vomiting, mental disorders, epilepsy, and palpitation.
Acupressure Point ST36 — Zu San Li
Chinese Name: 足三里
Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap toward the outside of the shinbone.
Benefits: Strengthens the whole body to prevent as well as relieve allergies. long life point, balancing point, to boost up energy, knee pain, gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, mental fog, mental disorders, schizophrenia, arterial sclerosis, poor digestion especially of proteins and carbohydrates, diabetes, breast abscess, mastitis, pain and swelling in the breast, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Strengthens and tones the muscles and improves the condition of the skin throughout the entire body.
Acupressure Point Kidney Point
Location: 9 body inches below the axilla in the mid axillary line.
Benefits: flatulence, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, pain in the lower back.
Acupressure Point Spleen Point
Location: on the left side, 2 body inches lateral to cv12, on the lower border of the rib cage.
Benefits: hormone imbalances in male or female, some blood disorders, low platelet count, low white blood cell count, low red blood cell count, leukemia, imbalances in the weight (weight gain).
Acupressure Point Liver Point
Location: on the right side, 2 body inches lateral to cv12, on the lower border of the rib cage.
Benefits: vomiting, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, pain in the hypochondriac area.
Acupressure Point P6 — Nei Guan
Chinese Name: 內關
Location: three finger width above the wrist crease on the palmar side.
Benefits: palpitation, vomiting, mental disorders, chest pains-emotional and physical, nausea, to decrease appetite, to calm down, decrease panic attacks, to stop smoking, addictions to alcohol, food and drugs, poor memory, to promote yawning, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
It is important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.
Caution: You should consult with a healthcare professional before practicing Acupressure or starting any diet, exercise, Chinese herbs or other supplementation programs.