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Lumbar strain



Characteristics and symptoms:
Lumbar strain is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lumbar muscle and the fascia or periosteum of its attachment, which is the common cause of lumbar pain. The main symptom is the recurrent distending pain and soreness of the lumbar or lumbaosacral portion, and the pain changes with the weather and exertion.


Acupoint selection: Ashi (Ouch) Points, BL-23 (Shenshu), BL- 25 (Dachangshu), BL-34 (Xiaoliao),BL-40 (Weizhong)

腰部の筋肉及びその付着点の筋膜や骨膜に起こる慢性損傷性炎症で、腰痛によく見られる原因の 1 つである。腰や腰仙部に起こる辛さ、膨脹感、痛みが主な症状で、発作が繰り返し、痛みは天気の変化や疲労の程度によって変わる。



Course of treatment: 30 min per acupoint, once a day, 10 times for a course.

治療コース:ツボ毎に、毎回 30 分お灸をすえる。毎日 1 回。1 コースに 10 回術する。


Advice: When you need to stand for a long time, keep upright and lift one foot, changing the lifted foot from time to time. When you walk, raise your head with chin down and toes forward. When you sit, position your hip and knee at different levels with your feet flat on the floor and your back close to the back of the chair. The chair should be at a moderate height. Often get up and move around a little bit to avoid sitting in the same position for too long. If you have lumbar pain, the use of a hot compress might help.



 Ashi (Ouch) Points 

According to the classification of acupoints, Ashi points are also named as Buding (no-fixed-location) points, Tianying (heavenecho) points and tender points. These points without specific name and fixed location are often located by the painful spots, mostly around the lesion, and sometimes away from the lesion.
Tender points can be used as acupoints. In the clinical practice, doctor selects ashi points based on patient’s sensation of
sournes, numbness, distension and heaviness and the change of skin color when pressing the patient.




BL-23 (Shenshu):
1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra (L2).

腎兪穴: 第2腰椎棘突起の外方1寸5分にある。

BL-25 (Dachangshu):
1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra (L4).

大腸兪: 第4腰椎棘突起下の外方1寸5分。

BL-34 (Xiaoliao):
There are 8 sacral foramina on the sacrum, which are BL-31 (Shangliao), BL-32 (Cilioa), BL-33 (Zhongliao) and BL-34 (Xiaoliao).

八髎穴: 仙骨にある8つの後仙骨孔、上から順に上髎、次髎、中髎、下髎。

BL-40 (Weizhong):
in the center of the popliteal crease, between the tendon of the biceps femoris and semitendinosus muscles.


※If moxibustion box shall be used to treat diseases, please follow doctors’ prescription.