Spinal Health to Ease Back Pain

Back pain affects over 80 percent of the population, it is the second leading cause of visits to the doctor and accounts for 90 percent absenteeism in the work place.

Your body is designed to heal itself,  given the right environment. A good place to start is spinal awareness. You are never too old or too young to look after yourself with this  gentle effective daily exercise.

Why do this easy exercise?

  • it does more than just ease your back pain
  • it helps your spine stay strong and flexible

Other preventative treatment options for a healthy spine:

  1. have a regular osteopathy / chiropractic check up
  2. do not lift things that are too heavy – ask for help
  3. do not twist whilst you are  lifting anything
  4. regular Qigong /Tai Chi / Yoga keeps your spine supple and strong

    acupressure point to ease general pain in lower body
    acupressure point to ease general pain in lower body
  5. regular walking increases fitness
  6. swimming takes stress off joints
  7. quality sleep is essential
  8. acupuncture

Some common causes of back pain:

  • muscle spasm / strain /tension
  • ligament injury
  • raptured disk
  • arthritis

Tip:

There are three  acupuncture points for general pain – Colon 4, Spleen 6 and Bladder 60.

 

pain relief acupressure point for pain
pain relief acupressure point for pain

If pain persists consult your medical doctor.

upper body pain relief acupressure point
upper body pain relief acupressure point

                                                 

 

 

“Talk to the pain.

Ask why it is there?

What is its message for you?

Ask what you can do to make it feel better.

Listen for the answers

 Pain is always a message.”

Self Healing by Louis Pronto

Other pages of interest:

Qigong for health

exercises for health

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