Slap the Back of the Knee

Slap the Back of the Knee: The Command Point of the low back


  • Lumbar pain, spasm and weakness of the lower extremities
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea

”Functions: Clears Heat, resolves Dampness, benefits the lumbar area and knees, cools the Blood, clears Summer-Heat, activates the meridian, relieves pain.

Notes: UB 40 is an excellent point for any low back condition, acute or chronic. It is also known to help skin conditions. He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.”

“The Bladder channel is the longest acupuncture pathway on the body and it covers a LOT of territory. It is also a specialized point known as the He Sean point, which clears heat from the channel. Points that clear heat from the channel are really good for pain related conditions. Bladder 40 will help with a headache, a toothache, a sore throat, back pain, sciatic pain,  hip pain, knee pain, and foot pain. And if you happen to have a bladder infection, Bladder 40 will help with that too.”

**Note: the point behind the knee is marked as Bladder 54 or Bladder 40, depending on the source of the chart. Nonetheless, slapping and massaging the point(s) behind the knee have the same result.

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