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BACK COMPLAINTS - PAIN

Back pain may just be localized to the area of the back (usually lower) which is injured. If there is nerve root entrapment or irritation such as with a disc prolapse, pain may radiate down the buttock, back of leg into the foot.

Lower (includes sciatica)

 Disperse  
 Ah Shi points  
 UB40
 At the mid point of the crease behind the knee.
 UB60
 In the hollow at the centre of a line between the outer ankle bone and the Achilles tendon.
 UB36
 In the middle of the crease below the buttock at the top of the back of the thigh.
 UB37
 Six thumb widths directly below UB36.
 UB57
 At the back of the calf near the mid way point where the two obvious muscle bodies join to form the Achilles tendon.
 GB34
 In the hollow on the outside of the leg just below the top of the lower leg bone (fibula).
 GB30
 On the buttock at a level with the bottom of the sacrum two thirds of the way to the hip bone.
 GV26
 Above the centre of the upper lip, two thirds of the way between the top of the lip and the nose.
UB25
 One and a half thumb widths either side of the lower edge of the 4th lumbar vertebra - at a level with the top of the hip or pelvic bone.

Also use LI4 for pain relief.

Upper

 Disperse  
 UB40
 At the mid point of the crease behind the knee.
 UB60
  In the hollow at the centre of a line between the outer ankle bone and the Achilles tendon.
 UB11
 One and a half thumb widths to the side of the spine slightly below the 1st thoracic vertebra.
 Note  It is also useful to treat the GV and UB points in the affected area, ie points down the centre of the spine, one and a half thumb widths to the side and slightly below the vertebra.

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