My friend’s long time chronic back pain was relieved when he went to acu cupping. Conventional medicine can offer only painkillers to relieve the condition but holistic medicine acknowledge that there is element imbalance in the body and attempts to harmonize it.
Diagram of simple stretches you can do to relieve shoulder stiffness and lower back pain when travelling- when massage centers are not readily accessible. When I used to travel, I did these exercises to relieve soreness from walking and carrying my backpack
A lot of avid exercisers put a lot of strain and effort on the legs and hands while doing exercises like cardio and strength training. And lower back pain and muscle soreness are common complaints. Activating the core strengthens the overall body structure and have the entire body work together in a single unit- just like how the body naturally operates in activities of daily living.
Wrist pain sometimes originate from an injured shoulder- but conventional medicine may treat the wrist directly- from giving painkillers to operation. But if the cause is not addressed, the pain would resurface years later, sometimes in the form of arthritis.
I share my experience of seeing a traditional Chinese practitioner who told me my meridian points were blocked and therefore making my knee creaks. Holistic practioners would say that creaking joints are mostly due to element imbalance in the body.
Some simple remedies taught by a lady who had suffered from arthritis for decades and was told by doctors there were nothing they could do except offer her painkillers and ask her to take supplements. There was not much relieve, so she devised her own remedies that had worked for her.
In Asia countries, a woman who have just given birth used to follow very strict taboos, sometimes making the poor lady very uncomfortable to ensure no ‘trapped wind’ enters the body and causing pain, migraines and arthritis years down the road.
We are all told that movement and exercise actually prevent joint pains. But why those who are very active in sports complains of joint pain? Renee Daniels, in her book wrote about how some people easily injured or dislocated a joint due to repetitive stress on the same muscle and a weak core.
Something I learned from an experienced occupational therapist who have lots of experience treating people with chronic muscle soreness. That could explain why body builders constantly suffer from chronic pain here and there.
Sedentary folks who do not exercise would tend to suffer from lower back pain due to too many hours of sitting on the office chair, in the car and in front of the couch. There are ways that you can do to relieve your back pain using exercise.