Super Easy 3 Acupressure Points for Neck Pain

Acupressure points for neck pain

I want to introduce 3 acupressure points for neck pain, so you can massage for about 30 seconds to take care of neck pain.

Acupressure originated in ancient China based on the acupoints’ principle across the meridians, correcting the imbalance between Qi.

Activation of specific acupressure points on the meridians is to reduce pain at the local sites.

Have you been suffering from neck pain?

Neck pain is one of the most annoying disorders that people in the united states suffer. Unfortunately, among adults, 20% to 70% have experienced neck pain with their daily activities during their lifetime.

You should know this acupressure point to release the pain instantly.

Acupuncture is oriental medicine using acupuncture needles.

Acupuncture points are everywhere in the body like more than 360.

These are connected to each other like dots. Acupuncture points are like the station, and the meridians are like railroads. Qi or energy is like the train.

If you don’t have any problem, the train is running all the time, 24/7.

However, if you are in pain, the train is stuck somewhere in the meridian called Qi Stagnation causing pain.

There are two parts of the neck: the trapezius muscle and Sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM).

When you want to improve your neck pain, you have to release both muscles simultaneously.


In traditional Chinese medicine, the right side of the neck is the reflection point of the Liver Meridian, and the left side is the Spleen and stomach reflection.

left side Neck Stiffness and Pain

How to massage the Acupressure point?

  1. You can press and hold each acupressure point for 30 seconds.
  2. Move your neck to the right to the left, up and down.
  3. Repeat the same thing three more times.


Lv3 is acupressure point for neck pain

Lv3 is one of the most important acupuncture points to release the right side of the neck pain from stress. It is between the big toe and 2nd toe. You can find the most tender spot.


ST43 is the acupressure point for neck pain

ST43 is the essential point to release the left side of the neck pain from digestive issues like stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gas.  It is between the 3rd and 4th toes, and it is the most tender spot.


SJ5 is the acupressure point for neck pain

SJ5 is a helpful acupressure point to release the SCM muscles. SCM is the neck muscle on the side.  It is 2 inches or three-finger away from the wrist.

Move your Neck while pressing the acupressure points

Move your neck to the right to the left, up and down while pressing acupressure points.  You should start to feel loosening up the neck pain.  

Move neck while pressing the acupressure points

Please try these acupressure massages every day to release your neck pain by yourself.

Chinese Herbs for Neck Pain

If this acupressure massage is not working for you, you should conder taking Chinese herbs.  There are several Chinese herbs that would work for neck pain.

Self-Care for Neck Pain is important not only externally, but also internally.

Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang

A person with neck pain with gastric disorders is suitable for this formula.

It is commonly used for digestive disorders resulting from the disharmony of the liver and spleen.

The principal herb is Bupleurum Root.  Bupleurum is one of the best single Chinese herbs to soothe Liver energy.

This herb helps stress and gives strength, and even restores the immune systems as well.

Saikopasonins are one of the principal components of Bupleurum, and it has the benefits of sedation, epilepsy, antiviral, immunity, anti-inflammation, etc.


In conclusion, massaging Lv3, ST43, and SJ5 acupressure points for neck pain are the effective Self-Care method.  

Please try and massage these three acupressure points for 3 minutes every day.

If the massaging acupressure point isn’t working, then you can try to take the Chinese herb, Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang.  One of the major ingredients, Bupleurum Root is one of the best single Chinese herbs to soothe digestive systems and muscular pain.

If you are interested in natural Chinese herbs, please see acupuncturists near you.

Most Acupuncturists in the United States have studied Chinese herbs for more than 4 years in school.

Finally, I hope it helps those who are suffering from annoying symptoms.

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Please feel welcome to comment if you have any questions about this post.

Sayonara till next post.

About Author: Satoru Ozawa, DOM, L.Ac, ATC – Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese herb specialist.  With his ten years of experience in Oriental Medicine, he will recommend the best natural Remedies, including Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and health tips to relieve your suffering.


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Autophagic effects of Chaihu (dried roots of Bupleurum Chinense DC or Bupleurum scorzoneraefolium WILD) (2014)

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