Among the most common causes of pain in the lower back are strained muscle on the back, twisting the back the wrong way, genetics or lifting heavy objects. The intensity of this pain can range from very intense to mild. You may also feel burning or tingling sensation in one leg or both of them.

Because the traditional painkillers only temporarily reduce the intensity of the pain, people who suffer from lower back pain are continuously looking for a solution to such uncomfortable pain, by trying alternative treatments.


One effective and natural way to increase the relaxation and wellness and treat various diseases is the Chinese medical practice called acupuncture. This practice helps you restore the balance and health in your body by simply pressing or massaging certain pressure points on your body. The human body has hundreds of pressure or acupuncture points, and even though many of them offer the same benefits, applying pressure on each point offers something unique too.

Today we will show you which pressure points can help your reduce your pain in the lower back, apart from helping in numerous other health conditions.

Acupuncture Points for Alleviating Pain in the Lower Back

There two acupuncture points can help you alleviate the pain in the lower back area.

They are the pressure points GB30 and B48, as presented on the picture below.

Applying pressure on the acupuncture point B48 can reduce the pain in the sacral region, sciatica and hip pain.

But, make sure you apply the pressure carefully since B48 can be particularly sensitive and inflamed in people who are already suffering from pain in the pain.

Applying pressure on the acupuncture point labeled as GB30 may reduce the lower back pain as well as hip, sciatica, buttocks, joint and treats muscle spasms.

What Else Can The Pressure Points Help You With?

Massaging the point B48 will help you in the treatment of diarrhea and diabetes. Also, GB30 can help you with leg pains and hemiplegia (total paralysis in one half of your body).

What Else you can Do to Reduce Your Pain in the Lower Back?

Apart from this simple and effective acupuncture method, you can do some other things to alleviate your pain in the lower back. You can apply ice packs on the painful areas, be more active and avoid sitting too much in order to prevent muscle tightening as well as muscle spasms.

Doing exercises that strengthen your muscles near the painful areas can also help you in preventing and reducing pain in the lower back. Avoid wearing heels that are too high (more than an inch) because this will improve the posture and the condition of the lower back. Also maintaining a normal weight is recommended regarding the treatment and prevention of pain in the lower back.

So you can improve the painful condition by gently massaging the area and regular exercises. It’s important to be patient and not give up – you will surely notice positive results.