There is an acupoint located on the outside edge of the hand, just below the base of the little finger called “Back Stream” after its ability to help alleviate back pain and stiffness. Also known as Small Intestine 3 (SI 3), this point that is used to address a stiff neck, lower back pain, headaches and neck pain. It is also used by health practitioners to aid the treatment of eye, ear, and mood disorders. Press or massage this point firmly on a daily basis or throughout the day to help reduce pain.
It may take time and consistent use of these points when dealing with chronic health concerns. It always amazes me when such simple things like hand massage and acupressure improves health issues.
Adapted with permission from the upcoming book, Arthritis-Proof: The Drug-Free Way to Beat Pain and Inflammation by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.