Two accupoints have been found to relieve knee and low back pain & discomfort.
The ageing population experiences discomfort and pain of the joints, especially in the knees and back. Erosion of the cartilage is why this occurs. Medication, creams and ointments only seek to cover up the underlying problem. Natural treatments can work wonders including acupoint therapy, a method that has proven to be very effective. In addition self-therapy through tools and therapy offer great benefits.
What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is simply applying pressure to specific places on your body using your fingers. Traditional Chinese medicine maintains that when you hit certain points on your body you release/rebalance your qi (pronounced “chi”), a subtle form of energy flowing through the body channels. This practice is built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice.
Western doctors are not yet sure how acupressure works. Recent studies show that these energy meridians do exist and that by light pressure or slight rotational massage, natural painkillers, known as endorphins are released. The result is a better physical state due to improved blood circulation and reduced pain.
According to miridiatech.com acupressure point GB34 can help soft tissue problems almost anywhere in the body. “Anytime you have a tendon or ligament problem, ANYWHERE in your body, you need to think of GB 34. Ankle, shoulder, or hip pain? Add GB 34.
ST36 is another important body point according to ucla.edu and is commonly used for stress and fatigue.
Acupressure Today says GB34 point lies below the outside of the knee in a depression below (inferior) and in front of (anterior) to the head of the fibula.
ST36 is located four finger widths down from the bottom of your knee cap, along the outer boundary of your shin bone. If you are in the right place, a muscle should pop out as you move your foot up and down. To use this acupressure point, (1) locate the point then (2) apply downward pressure on the muscle, stimulating the area for 4-5 seconds.
Daily use of this slight rotational massage and/or pressure on these points can help to relieve pain and discomfort..
Massaging these points with your hands or the Rollga Roller and Rollga Activator can reduce pain. Products such as these make it easier and less stressful on the hands and finger joints. Also, more or less pressure can be applied for longer periods of time. Combining these two products is the perfect way to target all the right acupressure points in your body.
Massage of GB34 is said to help with nausea, sciatica, jaundice as well as hip and low back pain. Toning muscles, fatigue, or problems with digestion and menstrual pain can be alleviated on point ST36. Scientifically speaking the jury is still out on these claims but there is evidence that suggests there are benefits.
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