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28Sep/09Off

Hand Acupressure for lower back pain and sciatica, part 2

It's surprising there are tons of books sold that just talk about treatment for back pain, especially lower back pain. And a lot of times people go to an acupressure practitioner for treatment of lower back pain. And surprisingly, a lot of them are young people too. Few decades ago, lower back pain are more common for middle age and senior people. But now a lot of younger people who are gaining a lot of weight and physically weaker, just hurt their back when they didn't pay enough attention.

As mentioned in part 1, there are so many different reasons that can cause lower back pain, injuries, disorder of spinal cord, infected muscle or tendons, even flu or exhaustion can cause lower back pain. Start learning golf and tennis during middle age can cause lower back hurting, and high heel shoes may be another cause too. There are even pains without a reason found sometimes.

For most these lower back pain and sore, especially the ones that can't really tell the reasons, hand reflexology can be very helpful. That's also because these patients can have hard time moving around. I experienced that and I couldn't even stand up from a chair without a walking cane.

The reflexive area to relieve lower back pain are located along the side of the thumbs - "spine reflexive area" and "bladder reflexive area". Also, stimulating the "kidney reflexive area" on the palm and the "waist reflexive area" on the back of the hand with the thumbs will be very helpful as well. (See diagram)

About half of the people who have lower back pain or sore also have certain level of kidney malfunction. So stimulate the "kidney reflexive area" whenever possible will optimize the kidney function again and prevent lower back pain or sore happens. Prevention is always better than treatment, because lower back pain can become a repeating problem if we get it a couple times. After all, we need to pay attention on poses of standing and sitting, especially carrying heavy things. Sometimes alcohol will affect our secretion and cause some sore on lower back, if we don't pay attention after we get drunk the night before, we can hurt even more.

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