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Relieve back pain using Master Points


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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.

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Small Intestine 3 (located on both hands)

Below is a quick video showing you how to locate Small Intestine 3

 

Bladder 62

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).

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Bladder 62 is just below the outer ankle (on both feet).

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.

To continue learning, check out the “Reduce Low Back Pain” video on demand.

 

 

 

 

 

7 Comments

  • Allison Kennedy

    Reply Reply May 4, 2017

    Fabulous !!
    Ty & Namaste

  • Jill

    Reply Reply May 4, 2017

    Really helpful…many thanks Cindy.

  • Peggy Winkel

    Reply Reply May 4, 2017

    Working with the 8 Extraordinary Vessels is just fascinating! It is good to see coherent, helpful pieces of ways to use them in a post! Excellent! Thank you, Cindy.

  • Helen

    Reply Reply May 8, 2017

    Hi Cindy

    Thank you for the great information. You refer to two videos being “below” in two places in your blog. However, I can’t see links to these. Thank you.

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply May 11, 2017

      Hi Helen,
      That was a digital mystery…I have re-uploaded the videos. Thanks so much for letting me know!

  • The article is well documented, as always 🙂 My question is: can master points can be used to relieve stress? I mean for people who always feel tired and have low work efficiency due to stress?
    Much appreciated!

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply July 14, 2017

      Hi,
      Yes, these are great points for restoring, fortifying, and stress relief! The best thing is to use them, experience it for yourself. The Yin combinations:
      SP 4 – P6
      KD 6 – LU 7
      are especially great to restore from fatigue.

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