Quick Tips & Tricks to Try and Ease Your Pain

When pain pops up in the middle of the day and cannot be resolved with painkillers, then it is time to try a more natural approach. Accupressure is an ancient form of pain treatment and it has been found to be effective in temporarily relieving pain for some individuals. With these easy techniques, you can perform acupressure on yourself as soon as pain pops up, wherever you are. These moves are worth a try.

Ease Cramps

For cramps, push your thumb firmly into your lower back. You want to push between your tailbone and lumbar spine, near the middle of your sacrum. Keep pressure on this point while breathing deeply in and out. Keep the pressure on the spot while breathing deeply until the pain subsides. You can repeat this process as many times as you need to throughout the day.

Relieve Sinus Pressure

Sinus pressure can make it hard to focus on work and everyday tasks. Gently put your index fingers on both sides of your nose and apply gentle pressure for three minutes.

Perk Up Drowsiness

If you are feeling drowsy and are running low on energy, then use your middle and index finger to firmly push on the back of your knees. This should give you a burst of energy. If this does not cure your problem, you can also try lightly topping the center of the top of your head, followed by massaging the back of your knee and the middle of your foot.

Loosen a Stiff Neck

To relieve the pain of a stiff neck, place your fingers behind your ears and slowly run them down inward towards your jaw. You want to then use the middle and index finger to firmly press the two pressure points on both sides of your neck. While you do this, close your eyes and tilt your head back until you feel the pain leave.

When done correctly, acupressure can be a powerful pain relieving technique. Of course, it will not relieve pain caused by subluxations or misalignments in the spine. These pain issues are deeply rooted and need to be addressed with regular chiropractic care. Come visit The Joint today to get to the root of your pain problems. Regular chiropractic care may help prevent and treat sore necks, back pain, and headaches.

No matter where your pain is, stop by The Joint to see if we can help you feel better today. You don’t even need an appointment.

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