With aging, stiffness settles into various joints and back pain becomes commonplace.There are lots of products on the market made to remove the pain and inflammation, but filling our bodies with all the different chemicals that make up the medication is not a good solution especially if we have to do it daily and consciously.
Acupressure.com, recommends acupressure which is “an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.”
The Melbourne College of Professional Therapists states that acupressure originated with the ancient Chinese and can help in increasing circulation, increasing deep relaxation and relieving muscle stiffness.
Which acupressure points helps relieve stiffness?
Michael Reed on Acupressure.com recommends GB34 and ST36.
How do these acupressure points work?
Modern Reflexology, says that GB34 “is placed on the side of the leg, right below the knee, slightly in front of the tip of the outer leg bone.”Natural Herbal Remedies states that ST36 can be located four finger lengths below the kneecap and one finger width to the outside of the leg. All you need to do is to briskly rub GB34 and ST36 every day .
Modern Reflexology also says that GB34 helps with relieving nausea, vomiting, sciatic pain, hip pain, and jaundice.
Natural Herbal Remedies says that ST36 is found critical in toning muscle, helping with digestion, relieving fatigue and alleviating menstrual cramps.
What else can you do in order to relieve stiffness?
National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, as an addition to acupressure, recommends plenty of deep sleep in a warm place to rejuvenate your muscles and hot shower to relax tight muscles and increase the flow of blood. Watch the video below to learn how to do acupressure.