These are the acupressure points for pain in the scapula 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 SI9 — Jian Zhen
Chinese Name: 肩貞
Location: posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint, directly above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
Benefits: pain in the scapular region, pain in the shoulder.
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 LV5 — Li Gou
Chinese Name: 蠡溝
Location: 7 finger width above the tip of the medial malleolus on the medial border of tibia.
Benefits: chemical and environmental toxicity, chronic fatigue syndrome, immune deficiency disorders, irregular menstruation, PMS, fibromyalgia, dysuria, low energy, retention of urine, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients.
Acupressure Point SP6 — San Yin Jiao
Chinese Name: 三陰交
Location: On the inside surface of the leg, four fingers-width above the inner anklebone.
Benefits: balancing point, abdominal distention, loose stools with undigested food, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, clinical depression, immune deficiency disorders, chronic fatigue, impotence, low sperm, sterility in men and women, regulate hormone function, low sexual desire in men and women, pain in the external genitalia, warts, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, insomnia, PMS, hot flashes, cold limbs, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients.
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.