Back pain is the number one cause of disability for people between the ages 19-45.

Drink lots of water if you suffer from sudden low-back strain. It's often the result of overwork, resulting in a build up of lactic acid in your muscles. One or two 8 ounce glasses of water may bring relief in just a few minutes. 

You can stimulate acu-point BL54 by placing your fingertips in the centre of the creases behind your knees and either pressing deeply or rubbing whilst exhaling. This point stimulates the lymphatic system that carries away inflammation from tired and sore muscles in your back. 

Sciatica? Tennis anyone? You can use a tennis ball to stimulate acu-points on your back or hips! Such as GB30 (Encircling Leap), place the ball at the point, then lay your body weight in top of he ball. Take several long, slow breaths as you allow the tennis ball to press into sore muscles for one or two minutes. Repeat one or two times a day, and you will soon be sitting pretty!