Acupressure Treatment For Neck Pain And Tension

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Neck pain is commonly due to muscle tension. Acupressure is often successful in relieving neck pain. Sit comfortably or lie down, close your eyes and breath deeply when massaging the active points.

STEP 1: Acupressure Point GB 20 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 1 Acupressure Point GB 20 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 1 Acupressure Point GB 20 - Start with a less painful side


Location: just below the base of the scull, in the depression between the two major neck muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction.
Duration: 1 min

STEP 2: Acupressure Point GB 20 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 2 Acupressure Point GB 20 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 2 Acupressure Point GB 20 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: just below the base of the scull, in the depression between the two major neck muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction.
Duration: 1 min

STEP 3: Acupressure Point B 10 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 3 Acupressure Point B 10 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 3 Acupressure Point B 10 - Start with a less painful side


Location: halfway between the base of the skull and the base of the neck, on the edge of the trapezoid muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min

STEP 4: Acupressure Point B 10 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 4 Acupressure Point B 10 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 4 Acupressure Point B 10 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: halfway between the base of the skull and the base of the neck, on the edge of the trapezoid muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min

STEP 5: Acupressure Point GB 21 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 5 Acupressure Point GB 21 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 5 Acupressure Point GB 21 - Start with a less painful side


Location: on the top of the trapezoid muscle, directly up from the nipple.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min

STEP 6: Acupressure Point GB 21 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 6 Acupressure Point GB 21 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 6 Acupressure Point GB 21 - Switch to a more painful side


Location: on the top of the trapezoid muscle, directly up from the nipple.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 1 min

STEP 7: Acupressure Point Li 4 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Start with a less painful side

STEP 7 Acupressure Point Li 4 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Start with a less painful side

STEP 7 Acupressure Point Li 4 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Start with a less painful side


Location: between thumb and index finger as indicated on the picture.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 2 min

STEP 8: Acupressure Point Li 4 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 8 Acupressure Point Li 4 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 8 Acupressure Point Li 4 - This point is forbidden for pregnant women - Switch to a more painful side


Location: between thumb and index finger as indicated on the picture.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 2 min

STEP 9: Acupressure Point GV 16

STEP 9 Acupressure Point GV 16

STEP 9 Acupressure Point GV 16


Location: in the back of the head, in the large depression under the base of the skull.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in downward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 2 min

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