Back pain is one of the most widespread diseases in the world. According to statistics, 80% of population of the globe suffers from back pain. This number is not surprising, since most of us lead a sedentary lifestyle, eat incorrectly, walk, sit and stand in bad posture, and many hardly do any physical activity.
The interesting thing is that back pain is not really a disease on its own, it’s only a symptom that your body is unhealthy.
For those of us who stays in the same bad posture for extended periods of time and performs a monotonous job, back pain could be accompanied by a sharp muscular spasm.
The condition usually begins with a sudden sharp pain in a waist, less often with some dull pain which eventually grows into sharp pain. When this happens the person cannot bend or unbend, back muscles are very strained and painful and a slightest movement or a physical pressure aggravates the pain. Trunk mobility becomes very limited. The pain is often unilateral. Pressing around the waist area causes sharp pain.
Now let’s talk about how you could help yourself in case you get back pain.
According to Su Jok the backbone corresponds to certain areas on our palms. You can see the corresponding areas on figures 1 to 4.
Next, you need to find the exact areas that correspond to your specific pain.
The pain in the area between the most acting cervical vertebra and bottom edge of scapula is presented in figures as “Thoracic vertebrae T1-T8 (Upper back)”.
The pain in the area between edge of scapula and the waist is presented in figures as “Thoracic vertebrae T9 -T12 (Middle back)”.
The pain in the area of the waist is presented in figures as “Lumbar vertebrae L1 – L5 (Waist)”.
The pain in the area between the waist and the tailbone presented in figures as “Sacrum S1 – S5”.
Areas corresponding to the backbone on fingers (figure 3) are located on each finger except for your thumb (figure 3 shows one finger as an example).
Find the most painful points on one or several of the areas depicted on figures 1, 2, 3, and 4 (for this purpose it is very good to use a massage stick ) and then massage these areas. This is the same technique as explained in “How to Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)” step 2.
Do this procedure for 10-15 minutes.
Next step is to massage areas on your fingers (figure 3 ) corresponding to your back pain using a spring ring. If you can’t find one use an ordinary elastic band. Make movements along the finger according to figure 5.
Do this procedure a few times a day.
Now you need to heat up these areas with Moxa.
The final step is to apply buckwheat seeds to the area corresponding to your back pain. This is the same technique as explained in “How To Get Rid Of Neck Pain” step 3.
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