A very common type of pain especially in older people is joint and back pain. The market sells numerous commercial products which usually help you remove the pain and inflammation, but they contain chemicals that can harm your health.
There is an ancient healing art which uses the fingers to press key healing points gradually, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.
Acupressure comes from ancient China and can help in increasing circulation, increasing deep relaxation and relieving muscle stiffness.
Which acupressure points help relieve stiffness?
Michael Reed on Acupressure.com recommends GB34 and ST36.
According to modern reflexology GB34 “is placed on the side of the leg, right below the knee, slightly in front of the tip of the outer leg bone”. ST36 can be located four finger lengths below the kneecap and one finger width to the outside of the leg. You just need to rub GB34 and ST36 briskly every day.
GB34 helps with relieving nausea, vomiting, sciatic pain, hip pain, and jaundice. 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?
Despite acupressure, there are also some other recommendations, like deep sleep in a warm place, rejuvenating your muscles with hot shower and increasing the blood flow.