Bladder 40 is used to relieve low back pain
Bladder 40 is the Command Point of the back.
Command Points are one of many categories of acupoints used in Chinese medicine. As the Command of the Back, Bladder 40 is an essential point to add into your sessions aimed at relieving low back pain. Regardless of the type of hands-on healing you practice, adding in acupoints is a way to offer more relief to your clients.
Bladder 40 acupuncture point
Acupuncture points are the same as acupressure points, acupoints, or simply “points.”
These acupoints were mapped out thousands of years ago in China. Throughout the ages, practitioners have used hands-on contact with these points in order to relieve pain. Hands-on contact is referred to as “acupressure,” while the insertion of very thin needles is referred to as “acupuncture.”
Bladder 40 is located behind the knees.
BL 40 is located right in the center of the back of the knee.
First, notice the crease that marks the back of the knee. Bladder 40 is at the center point of that crease.
The back of the knee is a vulnerable area.
Use very light pressure on Bladder 40 so that you do not injure the knee joint. By using gentle, circular motion you can activate Bladder 40 in order to help reduce low back pain.