Relieving Knee and Lower Back Pain and Injuries: When I have back pain, its usually due to strain and injury due to lifting. This often results in pain hours later, due to the inflammation. In addition to using acupressure points, locally as well as above and below the painful area, I apply ice packs every two hours (for about 15 minutes) to reduce the inflammation and pain.
Holistic Medical Advise: I rarely see my western medical doctor, but he taught me something valuable, that works therapeutically with acupressure – so I want to share it with you. As a preventive medical care physician, he taught me that icing your knee or lower back 30 nights, before retiring to bed, can be remarkably healing. It also works for injuries and pain in your ankles, including sprained ankles and for knee pain.
How Ice Works to Heal an Injury: Simply ice the area for 15 to 20 minutes before you go to sleep, 30 nights in a row. When you’re asleep, your body weight is supported, and thus there’s no pressure on your knee or spine. As ice reduces the inflammation, blood and energy can freely flow to heal your injury during the time you’re asleep. Giving yourself gentle acupressure for 5 to 10 minutes to increase the energy flow is especially healing.
Back & Knee Pain are one of the most common health complaints. Four out of five people have had severe back or knee pain at least once in their lives. Thus, I hope you’ll share this practical tip of using ice before going to bed — with anyone you know who has sciatica, lower back pain, hip, ankle, or knee pain.
* For more Acupressure Back Care, check-out the Bum Back E-Book (no shipping cost). Here are a couple of the pages from the book on relieving severe Lower Back Pain.