14 Pressure Points In Buttocks Guaranteed To Make Your Daily Life Easier

In today’s article, I would like to talk about the pressure points in the buttocks. There are quite a few pressure points in this area that I think it is essential to know about, especially if you experience stiffness and pain in the lower back and buttocks. I will also talk about some of my favorite pressure points in the buttocks and share their beneficial effects. 

The 14 Pressure Points In The Buttocks That You Need To Know About

  • Acupoint: Bl-27 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-27/Xiao Chang Shu/Small Intestine Transporter)

The Bl-27 is found in the sacral area. It is located at the first posterior sacral foramen level, approximately two fingers lateral to the middle sacral crest. Its primary purpose is to stimulate the small intestine qi. With the daily stimulation of the Bl-27, one can improve the urinary system’s function and relieve any abdominal pain. 

It is also possible to relieve pain that is present in the lumbosacral region and the knees, as well as treat spermatorrhea. Spermatorrhea is a condition of excessive, involuntary ejaculation, which in ayurvedic medicine reflects problems linked to the kidney qi. Acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion are all applicable. 

  • Acupoint: Bl-28 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-28/Pang Guang Shu/Bladder Transporter)

Moving downwards, you were to locate the Bl-28 acupoint, which corresponds to the second posterior sacral foramen. Like with the Bl-27, you would need to measure two fingers lateral to the midline to locate the Bl-27. 

The primary purpose of the Bl-27 is to stimulate the kidney qi, but its benefits go a long way beyond that. While Bl-27 will significantly improve any painful and difficult urination issue, it will also benefit your lower back. It is possible to soothe lower back and buttocks pain. This is one of the best pressure points in the buttocks to relieve the present problem in this area. If you struggle with lower back and buttocks pain and stiffness, I highly recommend the daily stimulation of the Bl-28. Again, acupuncture and moxibustion are applicable, although acupressure is the one to go for when stimulating this acupoint at home.

  • Acupoint: Bl-29 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-29/Zhong Lu Shu/Mid-Spine Transporter)

At the level of the third posterior sacral foramen, you will be able to locate the Bl-29 acupoint. Make sure to measure two fingers away from the midline, and you will easily find this important acupoint. Remind yourself to stimulate the Bl-29 whenever you are struggling with digestive issues such as diarrhea and constipation, but also in the case of lower back pain and stiffness. Daily stimulation of the Bl-29 can help strengthen the lower back and relieve any discomfort in this area. Acupuncture, moxibustion, and acupressure are all applicable. 

  • Acupoint: Bl-30 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-30/Bai Huan Shu/White Ring Transporter)

Moving down to the fourth posterior sacral foramen, about two fingers lateral from the midline, you will find the Bl-30 acupoint. Any woman out there needs to know about the Bl-30 acupoint and the miracles it can do for your body. With the daily stimulation of the Bl-30, it is possible to regulate menstruation and prevent irregular periods and menstrual cramps. Other than that, the Bl-30 promises to benefit your lumbar region and legs, soothing any pain and discomfort in this area. Here, moxibustion is not applicable, and you should only consider acupuncture and acupressure as the primary stimulation method.

  • Acupoint: Bl-31 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-31/Shang Liao/Upper Crevice)

In the sacral region, moving upwards, you will locate the Bl-31. This acupoint is found between the posterior superior iliac spine and the midline. The first posterior sacral foramen corresponds to this acupoint. 

Along with the Bl-30, the Bl-31 is yet another vital acupoint that any woman should know about. Daily stimulation of the Bl-30, especially during the period, can help regulate the menstruation and soothe any menstrual cramps. It can also help treat a condition known by the name of leukorrhea. This condition refers to the presence of thick, yellowish vaginal discharge. But the Bl-31 can also help soothe any lower back pain and leg pain as well. Acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion are all available options to explore. 

  • Acupoint: Bl-32 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-32/Ci Liao/Second Crevice)

Over the second posterior sacral foramen, you will find the Bl-32. The Bl-32 is also an essential acupoint regarding female reproductive health. Many people also use Bl-32 to soothe any pain and discomfort in the lumbar spine. You can treat any numbness, motor impairment, and muscle atrophy in the lower extremities with the help of the Bl-32 as well. Choose between acupuncture, acupressure, or moxibustion to properly stimulate this important acupoint. 

  • Acupoint: Bl-33 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-33/Zhong Liao/Middle Crevice)

The Bl-33 is found over the third posterior sacral foramen. Daily stimulation of this acupoint can help soothe any lumbar and leg pain. It can also benefit your digestive system and support female reproductive health as well. Again, acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion are all available options. But you know that I prefer acupressure for the sole reason that I can simply do it at home.

  • Acupoint: Bl-34 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-34/Xia Liao/Lower Crevice)

Like the Bl-31, Bl-32, and the Bl-33 acupoints, the Bl-34, too, can be quite useful when it comes to supporting the digestive system, the female reproductive system, and your lumbar spine. The Bl-34 provides almost instant relief to any pain present in the lumbar region. To stimulate the Bl-34, simply locate the fourth posterior sacral foramen. You will be palpating the Bl-34. Like most acupoints from this list, acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion are all available options for you.

  • Acupoint: Bl-35 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-35/Hui Yang/Meeting of Yang)

The Bl-35 is located in the sacral region. If you were to measure 0.5 cun (half of your thumb) lateral from the coccyx tip, you would identify this exact acupoint. The majority of the beneficial effects of the Bl-35 acupoint refer to our digestive system. Fecal incontinence, diarrhea, and blood in the stool are some severe health issues that can be treated with the Bl-35 acupoint’s help. 

But the Bl-35 also benefits the coccyx and treats hemorrhoids that might as well be the reason for the constant pain that you have been feeling in your buttocks. Try acupuncture, acupressure, or moxibustion to soothe any of these issues with the help of the Bl-35 acupoint. 

  • Acupoint: Bl-36 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-36/Cheng Fu/Hold and Support)

If hemorrhoids are the thing that is troubling you, then I would recommend stimulating the Bl-35 and the Bl-36 together. This combination has proven useful in the past. The Bl-36, alone, can also help soothe any pain in the lower back and buttocks. It can also be helpful against any muscular atrophy and numbness in the lower extremities as well. 

The Bl-36 is not exactly located on the buttocks but somewhat below them. Each Bl-36 acupoint can be found on the posterior side of the thigh, in the middle of your transversal gluteal fold. Acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion are all available as options.

  • Acupoint: Bl-53 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-53/Bao Huang/Bladder’s Vitals)

The Bl-53 is located approximately three cun lateral (4 fingers) to the midline and corresponds to the second sacral vertebra’s spinous process. It is found at the second posterior sacral foramen level, about 3 inches lateral to the median sacral crest. Its principal function is to benefit the lumbar region while also alleviating any pain present in this region. It also regulates and helps the urinary system as well. You can stimulate this acupoint through acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion. 

  • Acupoint: Bl-54 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-54/Zhi Bian/Order’s Limit)

The Bl-54 is the last acupoint of the bladder meridian located on the buttocks. Again, this acupoint is found in the sacral region at the fourth posterior sacral foramen level. You would need to measure approximately 3 cun lateral to the middle sacral crest to locate this vital acupoint precisely. 

Regular stimulation of the Bl-54 can help with several issues in this region. Lumbosacral pain, muscular atrophy, pain, and numbness in the lower extremities, including motor impairment, are all issues that can be fixed with the help of the Bl-54 acupoint—additional benefits including urination regulation, pain relief linked to hemorrhoids, and constipation. Use acupuncture, acupressure, or moxibustion to stimulate this acupoint properly.  

  • Acupoint: GV-1 (Other Names: The Governing Vessel-1/Chang Qiang/Long and Rigid)

Two very important acupoints from the governing vessel meridian are part of the pressure points in buttocks. The first one is Du-1 or GV-1. The Du-1 is found below the tip of the coccyx. It is located in the middle between the tip of the coccyx and the anus. 

Because of the proximity to the anus, most of the health benefits of Du-1 refer to the digestive system. You can quickly reverse issues such as diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, and blood in the stool with this acupoint’s help. But Du-1 is also essential in terms of alleviating pain in this region as well. Although it is located in a sensitive area, you can still stimulate the Du-1 with acupressure, acupuncture, and moxibustion.

  • Acupoint: GV-2 (Other Names: The Governing Vessel-2/Yao Shu/Low Back Transporter)

And the last acupoint on today’s list is the Du-2 or GV-2. The Du-2 acupoint is located in the sacral area, above the Du-1. It is found on the posterior medial line of the sacral hiatus. This acupoint can help relieve issues linked to the female reproductive and digestive system. However, the ones that we are most interested in are its benefits regarding the lumbar area. With daily stimulation of the Du-2, it is possible to relieve pain and stiffness in this area and soothe any pain and numbness in the lower extremities.


Are you struggling with constipation and abdominal pain? Maybe it is your lower back pain that is troubling you. Perhaps you are tired of waking up to stiffness in your legs and radiating pain. Whatever the issue may be, stimulating the buttocks’ pressure points can help significantly lower any discomfort in this area. I highly recommend giving acupuncture, acupressure, or moxibustion a try and enjoying the benefits I have for many years.

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Author: P. Sze

P. Sze P. Sze is the founder of TCM Tips and Dragon Acupuncture®. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first-class honor in Civil Engineering. S he also holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is the brain behind the innovative TCM products of Dragon Acupuncture®. She is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Auricular Therapy: Application of Ear Seeds (ISBN 978-1520451398) and Facial Gua Sha - Fight the Signs of Aging Naturally and Inexpensively (ISBN 978-1980678922). She has dedicated her life to ensuring that the complex theories behind oriental medicine and the seemingly dangerous techniques that involve needles and fire do not scare you from trying oriental medicine. This is why she writes endlessly about acupressure and its countless health and wellness benefits.

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