Some of the most common causes of lower back pain are strained back muscle, twisting the wrong way, lifting a heavy object, or simply genetics. The severity of the pain can vary from mild to intense. You can feel tingling or burning sensation in one or both legs.
As the conventional pain killers can only reduce the pain temporarily, lower back pain sufferers are constantly seeking the solution to their uncomfortable pain, in the alternative medicine.
According to WebMD, an effective, natural way to promote wellness and relaxation, and treat diseases is the ancient Chinese medical practice known as acupuncture. It helps restore health and balance to the body by simply applying pressure, or massaging specific pressure points on the body. Our body has hundreds of acupuncture points, and while many of them provide the same benefits, pressing each point gives something unique as well.
In this post, we are going to tell you which acupuncture points can help reduce the pain in your lower back, besides helping in many other conditions.
Acupuncture Points for Lower Back Pain Relief
There are 2 acupuncture points that can help you relieve your lower back pain.
They are B48 and GB30, as presented on the image below.
Massaging the first acupuncture point can reduce sciatica, hip pain, and pain in the sacral area.
However, make sure you massage very carefully as B48 can be very sensitive and inflamed in those who already suffer from back pain.
Massaging the latter acupuncture point, GB30, should reduce pain in the lower back, hip, buttocks, sciatica, hip joint, and muscle spasms.
What Else Can These Points Help With?
Massaging B48 is also helpful in treating diarrhea and diabetes. GB30 on the other hand can help with leg pain and hemiplegia (complete paralysis of half of the body).
What Else to Do to Reduce Lower Back Pain?
Besides this excellent and simple acupuncture method, there are some other things you can do to relieve your lower back pain. Some of them are applying ice pack on the affected area, moving around and avoiding sitting position to prevent tightening of the muscles and muscle spasms.
Also, doing exercises that can strengthen the muscles around the sore area can help in reducing and preventing lower back pain. Avoid wearing high heels (above an inch) as this will improve your posture and your lower back condition. Finally, keeping a normal weight is also recommended when it comes to treating and preventing lower back pain.
As you can see, you can significantly improve your condition by doing little massage and regular exercising. The important thing is to be persistent, and you will definitely see positive results.