I think that we all know (especially older people) that feeling stiffness in your joints, especially your knees, is something that is a very common and it’s a common part of the aging process. How this works – well, when you get older, your parts become less oiled and start to hurt more, making them harder to move around. But, you shouldn’t be worried, because there are a lot of products to help you with this problem! And, the good thing is that some people prefer a natural remedy rather than chemical products – to treat their joint problem.
First, I would like to say a few words about acupuncture – acupuncture originated in Ancient China. The holistic technique is used to increase circulation, increase deep relaxation, and to relieve muscle stiffness. All this is achieved without any mood altering substances, but by applying pressure to various points on the body. So, if you are suffering from back and joint stiffness, then you’re on the right place! Well yes, because this acupuncture technique may help to alleviate your symptoms and improve your mood overall.
Here’s what you need to know – one point is situated on the side of the leg right below the knee, slightly in front of the tip of the outer bone. It has been labelled as GB34 which you can see on the picture we provided.The other point, ST36 is four finger lengths below the knee cap, and one finger width to the outside of the leg. If you rub and apply pressure on these two points everyday it will help to alleviate muscle stiffness.
How this works – well, by applying pressure on GB34 according to Modern Reflexology also helps to lessen a multitude of other symptoms. It can help with nausea, vomiting, sciatic pain, hip pain, and jaundice. And, when it comes to the ST36 point – it can be very helpful in toning muscle, helping with digestion, relieving fatigue, and helping to lessen menstrual cramps.
Let’s find out more about this pain-relieving technique – well, acupuncture is based on reflexology. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that all have effects on the rest of the body when pressure is applied there. In its most basic definition it means to apply pressure or gentle manipulation on areas of the foot or body that will create a positive effect elsewhere in the body.
Other useful things that can help you with your muscle stiffness – make sure you are getting enough sleep, in a warm area as drafts will stiffen you up. Yes, this is extremely important for you to know! And – hot showers also help to relax tight muscles and improve circulation which is also critical in not feeling stiff. These habits combined with trying these acupuncture techniques will be able to help you with your muscle stiffness without any prescription drugs. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.
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