I rarely get injured despite being a very active person. A few weeks ago during Sword training, I injured my neck and shoulder area.
This really bothers me not because of the discomfort but because it takes time away from my training. I truly love training in Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu sword. It is very challenging, exciting and is a tool for self-exploration.
Fortunately, there are ways of dealing with neck and shoulder (and joint pain in general).
1. Joint Mobilization. There are a number of ways of doing this. Chiropractic is the obvious but in my online school, I go into a great deal of explanation and teach how to do a number of adjustments at home. They are based on the ancient method of Tui Na.
I cover neck, spine, hip, ankle and others in unique, simple and easy to do methods.
I also cover quite a bit of acupuncture points, one of which I will share now for relief of neck pain.
a. Make a fist.
b. As you look at the palm, you will notice a small “extension” of skin that folds below and in front of the knuckle associated with the pinkie. This is a small intestine point. Rub it with some force for a few minutes and most neck pain will be alleviated.
2. Calm. This is a power form of Magnesium. Drink it at night and not only will it alleviate joint pain but it will help provide a very peaceful sleep.
3. Enzymes. My favorite is either Papaya or Wobenzyme-N. Both clear inflammation and help the body restore the integrity of the joint itself. The latter is more powerful but more expensive.
The combination of the above will go a long way in helping the body heal itself, alleviating pain and getting back to sword class (or whatever gets you passionate)!!!
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.