Acupressure is a great and natural way to relieve pain and tension in the body. If you’re in need of a quick fix for certain kinds of pains but are reluctant to take painkillers, you can use acupressure to relieve your pain instead. To target headaches, lower back pain, and knee pain from the comfort of your own home, try preforming the following acupressure tips:
For Headaches. Press the middle, fleshly part of your hand between your thumb and index finger. Hold this position for one minute then repeat on the other hand.
For Lower Back Pain. Lie on your back with your feet elevated on a sofa or chair. Place two tennis balls under your lower back on either side of your spine. You can use cheap tennis balls to do this. Stay in this position for one minute. If it becomes unbearably uncomfortable, stop the position.
For Knee Pain. Put a tennis ball on a pillow then, while lying on your back, place your leg over the tennis ball. Push the ball into the crease behind your knee. Using your hands, find the sensitive spot just below your kneecap and slightly outside of your shinbone. Press into it gently with your fingertips for about one minute.
At home treatment will never completely supplement professional treatment however, learning at-home acupressure treatments can be useful to manage pain. Releasing tension in the body doesn’t have to be done through Western medicines. Treat your body’s ailments and pain through naturopathic medicine and alternative medicine treatments.
The AIM clinic can help you in your journey to wellness through naturopathic medicine. Consult us today to see if naturopathic medicine is right for you. Call now at 905.492.8688 for more information and to book your appointment.