Using acupressure as natural pain killers

Using acupressure as natural pain killers

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Acupressure is an effective form of stimulation used to help relax the muscles. If done often, this method of self-massage can reduce pain symptoms, according to a UCLA.

Acupressure Therapy is known for its self-treatment and preventive health care by boosting the immune system and can release tension, increase circulation, reduce pain and develop spirituality and vibrant health, according to Full Body Balancing.

Modern Reflexology said the benefits of acupressure and reflexology can be used effectively for treating pains and aliments. A majority of the pains and irritations above the neck are caused by excess muscle tension and vascular imbalance and can be healed effectively through acupressure and reflexology because the acupressure points in this area are easily accessible and can be triggered with very little pressure.

Headaches and neck pain are two of the most common symptoms people experience before using Acupressure.

Taking pain killers is not always the better alternative for treating pain. According to a study from the Cleveland Clinic, taking too much backfires. Research suggests that pain medications may do something to desensitize the way your brain and spinal cord interpret pain signals, Dr. Rosenquist says.

"You develop a tolerance to the medication over time," he says. "Sometimes if you take chronic pain medications for a long time, your pain may actually get worse."

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