I have practiced martial arts now for more than 11 years and would like to understand why I don't feel some pain associated with the techniques applied to so called "pressure points".
There are some points, such as Chengshan-BL57 on the back of the leg, on the calf muscle, that I do feel accutely; some I just feel the pressure applied to the point, but not enough pain to say it hurts; and some I just don't feel any sort of pain at all, such as some on the side of the neck. However, this area can be very sensitive to many people, just not me.
So can someone explain the differences in response, please? It's not that I don't feel any pain at any of these points. Some I do as accutely as most students do. It's confusing as to why some points are "normal", but others get no response at all.
In my own research I have found that there are some genetic differences for some pains, such as chronic, but I am looking for a more thorough answer regarding pressure points, if there is one.
Everyone in the martial arts field I have ever asked have only given me guesses or nonsense answers. Even GP doctors I train with don't know, so this is why I am coming here for help. Can anyone help me understand better?