Common Pressure Points For Neck Pain

We treat a lot of neck pain. Just like everything in life, this seems to come and go in cyclical patterns. Spring is associated with the Liver and Gall Bladder. The Gall Bladder meridian runs the entire side of our body. Starting around the eye, all the way to our pinky toes. The Qi (energy) of this meridian is often stuck at certain points and can cause pain and lack of mobility. In today’s video, I’ll share some common pressure points for neck pain.


The following pressure points can be helpful with neck pain.

  1. Gall Bladder 20 – this point can often be the source of the pain. Pressure points for Neck Pain
  2. Gall Bladder 21 – this point is at the top of the trapezius muscle and is usually pretty tender on most people. (see video)
  3. Gall Bladder 8 – this point is a good one if there are also headaches.

Other things you can do for neck pain along the Gall Bladder Meridian

  1. Side stretches. You can do these standing, sitting, or laying down. The point is to open up the Gall Bladder Meridian as it runs the entire side body.
  2. Using Peppermint essential oil in a diluted form. The pungent aroma helps to get stuck Qi (energy) moving along this channel.
  3. Tapping the meridian – this is a quick, simple, and free way to move the energy in this system. Watch the Liver/Gall Bladder Tapping Video.


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