These are the acupressure points for muscle spasm of the upper back. 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 SI3 — Hou Xi
Chinese Name: 後溪
Location: when a loose fist is made, this point is close to the head of the 5th metacarpal bone on the ulnar side.
Benefits: headache, stiff neck, intracranial pressure increase, glaucoma, weakness of the eye muscles, pain in the eyes, red eyes, pressure in the eyes, deafness, ringing in the ears, fever, weakness of the arm muscles, twitching of the elbow, arm and fingers, spasms of the upper back muscles, upper backache, epilepsy, night sweating
Acupressure Point GV14
Location: below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra, approximately at the level of the shoulders.
Benefits: neck pains, stiffness, fever, epilepsy, cough, asthma, common cold, upper backach.
Acupressure Point Dingchuan
Location: 0.5 body inch lateral to cervical vertebra no. 7, below the prominent vertebra.
Benefits: asthma, cough, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.
Acupressure Point ST38 — Tiao Kou
Chinese Name: 條 口
Location: 2 body inches below ST 37, one finger breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.
Benefits: pain in the leg, numbness, soreness and pain of the knee and leg, weakness and motor impairment of the foot, pain and motor impairment of the shoulder, cramps in the leg, and abdominal pain, irritable bowels.
Acupressure Point ST39 — Xia Ju Xu
Chinese Name: 下巨虛
Location: 3 body inches below ST37.
Benefits: lower abdominal pain, pain in the testes, mastitis, pain, numbness or paralysis of the lower limbs, irritable bowels.
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.