We can practice this technique at home by pressing the area with the fingers to relieve different pains, such as those caused by the period or headaches or backaches
Within acupuncture, we must know that there are various vital points, such as the Ling Gu point, and that, if worked, provide us well-being, eliminate pain and enhance disease.
Although attention often paid to several points in an acupuncture session or treatment, some are more important than others and are used for specific ailments.
Ling Gu is probably most famous for its practical and rapid relief of low back pain and sciatica. It’s relatively healthy for someone to come in using one back pain running down their leg and that I shall needle Ling Gu on the hand that’s on the other side of the pain. About 75 per cent of their time, the patient will feel relief in minutes! Ling Gu also uses for all kinds of back pain, menstrual problems, headaches, foot pain, Bell’s Palsy, and a whole lot more.
For this reason, today we will talk about the Ling Gu point that immediately relieves pain in sciatica and lumbar. We will see how this treatment is carried out.
Ling Gu: a point to pay attention
The Ling Gu point, whose translation means “spirit bone”, can be worked on daily to address various problems, especially those related to the back.
It is the favorite of those who work in an office sitting in front of the desk all day. Ling Gu’s point is a great relief.
This acupuncture point was discovered by Master Tung, a doctor of Chinese origin known in his country for the results his patients obtained thanks to the techniques used.
What sets it apart from the rest is that very few needles are used to achieve more significant effects.
Master Tung’s points had been kept secret for several family generations until he decided to reveal them to a group of students. In this way, we can all access your benefits.
Where is it located?
The Ling Gu point is located at the top of the hand, between the first and second metacarpus, that is, between the thumb and index finger, a little higher than that soft sector that allows the articulation of the finger that is “alone”. If we place a finger, on the other hand, at this point, we will realize that there is a kind of gap.
This point, when properly worked, quickly relieves pain in sciatica and lower back pain. That pain so horrible that part of the lower back, which extends to the leg and does not allow any movement usually.
For the effect of being as expected, the needle must be placed at the opposite Ling Gu point. If the pain goes down the right leg, the left hand should be worked. Relief should occur after a few minutes.
This point is also used in other backaches, as well as headaches and feet, menstrual pain and Bell’s palsy.
It is such a strong point that it should not even be touched when a woman is pregnant since it can induce labor.
Pain can be relieved with a hand grip
By applying pressure in this place between the thumb and index finger, also known as Hegu, anxiety and back pain can be calmed, especially the sciatic, as well as the headache and dental pain.
Although acupuncture professionals treat this point with needles, we can also do so by exerting some pressure on the spot.
Of the more than 300 points in the body according to Chinese acupuncture, treatment at the Ling Gu point seems to be one of the most useful.
While there have not been enough studies to prove whether this is so, the truth is that traditional Asian medicine has been among the “preferred” for hundreds of years.
How to stimulate your own Ling Gu point?
Acupuncturists usually work the Ling Gu point as part of a personalized program to treat pain, which includes a variety of other points throughout the body.
For example, the points that should be treated in a patient with anxiety disorders are different than those that serve to treat someone with menstrual pain.
However, Ling Gu is probably a common denominator in both treatments.
To manipulate your own Ling Gu point, acupuncturists explain that a finger should be placed on the fleshy part between the thumb and the index finger of the opposite hand. Place your index finger on the other side of your hand and press hard. If you do it right, it will hurt.
One or two minutes may be enough, but the benefits begin to appear at 20 or 40 minutes of constant pressure. If you don’t have any relief with the pressure, on the one hand, try the other.
The idea is that you can do this treatment or technique alone when you are at home, in the office or traveling to work on the bus. It is not recommended to use needles without proper knowledge or without the supervision of an expert.
Exerting pressure on the Ling Gu point will allow you to improve pain when your back or sciatica hurts, also your head or belly for the period. Try to do it for half an hour and do not wait until you can no longer spine pain.