Joints and back pain is very common in older people. There are many commercial products in the markets to remove the pain and inflammation, but they are made up of different chemicals and that’s why we didn’t recommend them.
There is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.
The acupressure comes from the ancient Chinese and can help in increasing circulation, increasing deep relaxation and relieving muscle stiffness.
Which acupressure points helps relieve stiffness?
Michael Reed on Acupressure.com recommends GB34 and ST36.
Modern Reflexology, says that 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, according to Natural Herbal Remedies. You just need to briskly rub GB34 and ST36 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 some other recommendations, such as deep sleep in a warm place, rejuvenate your muscles with hot shower and increase the flow of blood.