Relieve back pain using Master Points
Two points for back pain
Small Intestine 3 and Bladder 62 used together are a great addition to any treatment for back pain. Both of these points are “Master Points.” Master Points are acupoints on meridians that regulate, or activate, the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. Let’s take a closer look at each of these points.
Small Intestine 3
Small Intestine 3 (SI 3) is the Master Point of the Du – Governing Vessel.
This Vessel runs from the base of the spine up the entire spine, over the top of the head and ends inside the upper lip.
How to locate Small Intestine 3
SI 3 is located on the outer edge of the hands in a dip just behind the knuckle of the pinky (5th) finger.
Below is a quick video showing you how to locate Small Intestine 3
Bladder 62 (BL 62) is the Master Point of the Yang Qiao – Heel Vessel.
This Vessel runs from the outer ankle, near the heel, up the outside of the legs, up the side of the body to the side of the head, and then enters the brain.
How to locate Bladder 62
BL 62 is located in a dip just below the outer ankle bone (lateral malleolus).
Below is a quick video showing you how to locate Bladder 62
Combine SI 3 and BL 62 to relieve back pain
Make contact with SI 3 and BL 62 on one side of the body.
Keep that contact for at least five complete breath cycles, then move to the other side.
I experience Master Point combinations differently than other point combinations. While holding these points, I often drop into a deep state of mysterious quiet, and my clients often report the same experience. I encourage you to experiment with this SI 3 and BL 62 combination. Notice your experience, ask for feedback, and most importantly, allow the Qi to guide how long you maintain your contact with the points.
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