By Justin Lee, Licensed Acupuncturist
We have important news! Neck pain isn’t normal. Neck pain isn’t something that you have to accept.
Unfortunately, too many people think that mysterious neck pain is just a “normal part of getting older.”
Think of all the inconvenience annoying neck pain has caused you.
You just woke up one day, turned your neck one direction, and all of a sudden it hurt like HELL.
Now you have to skip the gym this week. You flinch in pain if you turn your head too fast. You feel like you’re trying to walk around a mine field of posture positions just to avoid another stab of pain.
This week I want to help you free yourself from this pain.
Let’s get you back to feeling freedom of movement without any mystery pain!
Let’s get you back into the gym. Let’s get you through the workday without a stab of pain from nowhere. Let’s get you back to feeling comfortable, relaxed, and not having to sit or stand in awkward positions just to avoid pain.
What is the most common culprit for neck pain?
Stress! And here’s how…
When you’re under stress, your body tenses up. The first part of your body that your system wants to protect is your neck – with good reason. Your neck is one of the most vulnerable parts of your body, and in nature, predators, like lions, always attack at the neck.
So when you’re stressed or feeling anxious, the tension you create actually reduces the circulation of blood that’s supposed to nourish your tendons and ligaments.
…then all it takes is one quick move in the wrong direction, or sleeping in an uncomfortable position, and WHACK! Your neck is strained.
One trick I want to share with you is a special point on the back of your hand:
It’s about 1 inch above your knuckles between your index and middle finger. Found it? Press on it hard, and take a few deep slow breaths as you try moving your neck again. Now, I hope that this temporary relief gives you … well, some relief!
And if you would like to finally eliminate this pain (and many others), then might I suggest that you look into an acupuncture session. My clients notice a significant change even in the first session.
Why is that? Because acupuncture improves circulation, and pain is either the result of constricted circulation or the pain has caused you to take on poor postures which also hinder your body’s circulation. That’s just one way that acupuncture can free yourself of pain.
And there is the BONUS that it also nourishes the tendons and ligaments that are out of whack – also due to poor circulation and poor posture. It’s all connected!