Rounded shoulders causing stiffness in the neck and shoulders are also caused by the tightness in the chest. The following video introduces how to loosen up the chest to improve rounded shoulders, so it will be more effective if you try this method with the self-care method that loosens the back introduced in the previous post:
[Self-Care] For Stiffness in Neck and Shoulders Caused by Rounded Shoulders
This self-care method is very easy, so you can do this in a short time, within 30 seconds.
I will share a self-care method for stiffness in the neck and shoulders caused by rounded shoulders. Rounded shoulders not only causes stiffness in the neck and shoulders but also causes difficulty of raising the arms.
This self-care method loosens neck and shoulder area and improves rounded shoulders by correcting the location of the shoulder blades. If you feel tight around your shoulders when you open your chest, please try this self-care method.
When you have low back pain at the time of standing up or sitting down, SI joint, where is painted with yellow marker on the above chart of the pelvis, is often related to the pain. This self-care method loosens the area of SI joint and makes it easier to stand up and sit down. Even if you don't have low back pain right now, you can use this self-care method when you sit for a long time and your back feels tight to prevent low back pain. You can finish this self-care method within 10 seconds, so please do it every day and improve or prevent low back pain.
When you wake up in the morning and try to get up from the bed, if you have low back pain, it is very disappointing. In that case, please try the following self-care method. Also when you walk, you actually twist your low back a lot. This movement is similar to the movement when you roll over. So if you have low back pain when you walk, please try this self-care. Click the following and watch how to do this self-care method.
Today I want to introduce 2 acupuncture points to improve your neck and low back. I often use these points in the clinic, so some of you may be needled at these points before. You can do this self-care watching TV or so.
Let’s Improve Neck Pain and Low Back Pain within 30 seconds!
One is for neck and shoulder pain tightness. The acupuncture point is called Lung-7. Check the tightness of your neck and press the point. You should feel that your neck has loosened, and you can turn your neck farther than before pressing the point. For detailed method of checking and pressing, watch Video.
Another is for low back pain and tightness. The acupuncture point is called Small Intestine-3. Before pressing the point, bend your body forward and backward to check the flexibility of your low back. After pressing the point, you should be able to bend farther.
This self-care is explained in the video in detail.
Check the video for more information like how to find the points and how to check the neck and back before and after.
Try these 2 methods for stuffy nose. They instantly clear up your nose.
When you have tightness in your neck and shoulders, you might massage or tap the tight area and feel better and you could raise your shoulder higher right after that. Check a minute later how high you can raise your shoulder. It should back to the same height as before massaging or tapping or you can only raise your shoulder lower than before.
So please try the following self-care method. But the most important thing is do it gently. If you can do this self-care gently, you should feel the improvement, but if you do it with strong stimulation, the same thing I talked above happens.
If you already learned this self-care at the clinic, please review where to hold and how gentle you have to apply the stimulation to make better results.
Gentle twisting of your hand loosens and strengthens the neck, shoulder and arm
I often teach my patients this self-care for their homework. This self-care is easy and effective, but if you can't do it gently, it doesn't work. It is important to do this as gentle as you think it seems like not working. It is interesting to check which makes your body better, strong stimulation or light stimulation. This self-care focuses on more neck and shoulder area, but can change the tightness in your low back if you can do it gently.
I have introduced this method to some patients who have had sinus problems.
The self-care method is rubbing the frontal suture, which is a ditch on the frontal bone (Fig. 1). The length is about a inch.
Rubbing this area loosens your neck and opens your nose, and also loosens your chest and abdomen.
So if you have stiffness in your neck or sinus problems, or if you feel your abdomen is tight, try rubbing this ditch.
1. Rub the ditch-like-frontal suture with your fingers of one had like rubbing not the skin but the bone.
2. Open the frontal suture with your fingers of both hands. To get more strong contact, it is better to push your head toward your fingers.
If your fingers are slippery on the skin, it is more effective to place a piece of cloth underneath and rub and open the suture.
Watch the video for the detail of the method.
I think a lot of people feel tight on their neck when they tilt their neck to either side because of desk work or other reasons.
This is caused by the tightness of the muscle on the sides of your neck, which is called SCM (Fig. 1). There might be a lot of people who massage the muscle of the neck, but you couldn’t quite loosen it up.
So I want to share where to rub to loosen up the muscle.
When you rub a part of your head, you can make this SCM softer and it gets easier to tilt to the side.
Where you need to rub is the coronal suture shown in Fig. 2 as yellow lines.
The location of the coronal suture is 4 fingers from the top of the head where is the center of the tips of the ears. When you slide your fingers back and forth on the suture, you feel slight bumps. That is the coronal suture.
If you feel tight on your left side of your neck when you tilt your neck to the right, rub the left side of the coronal suture, moving the tips of your fingers over the suture back and forth.
You don’t need to press too much. The good pressure is as strong as your nails don’t become white.
This is also good if you feel tightness on the area between the neck and the shoulder.
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