Thanks much for your thread, BH. My Bride has had lower back pain for years until recently. We went to an accupuncturist, after having exhausted
conventional medical remedies. The accupuncturist was very instructional and included me, even encouraging me to take a hands-on approach during the
sessions. She taught me to use a large pencil eraser on the end of a pencil to provide moderate localized presssure.
I was going to link a site I used to use that had accupressure locations, however it's no longer working.
About six months ago, under the advice of our accupuncturist, we purchased an
. It's miraculous. It works along the lines of a
TENS unit, except that it's a single point stimulator. Accompanying the unit is a book which details the points, the meridians, and even the
methodology -- treatment or dispersion, etc.
I'd never ordered anything from Australia before, and was pleasantly surprised how easy they made it. The unit was about USD $225.00, plus
Along the way, I became acquainted with the website Yin Yang House.
What a treasure. We picked up a
portable massage table (it can get very tiring for the person doing the treatment otherwise) and m'darlin' hasn't had back pain, nor ankle, nor
knee, nor hip pain of any severe extent for months.
This stuff really works. I'm even using Moxa
on her, although it makes me a tad uncomfortable,
as burning moxa smells suspiciously like an illegal substance.
The tennis ball treatment sounds good, although I wonder if it isn't too broad of an area to provide precise point stimulation. I think of points
like that juncture between the base of the thumb and forefinger....... can't imagine really getting into the "mild pain" pressure of that area
without the beloved big pencil eraser.
Thanks again for sharing your experiences....... back pain and other bodily pains seem to be pretty common. This could almost fit within the
survival forum, as it could be that sometime in the future, we might have to deal with this level of treatment ourselves. Myself, I have a rediculous
amount of big pencil erasers in a double-ziplock.
Of course, I'm a foilhead.