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As people age, stiffness settles into various joints; back pain becomes commonplace. Many products are on the market to help with pain and inflammation, but many people don't want to fill their bodies with all the different chemicals that make up the medication.
Acupressure, according to Acupressure.com, is "an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities."
Which acupressure points may help you relieve stiffness? The two points recommended by Michael Reed on Acupressure.com are GB34 and ST36.
How do these acupressure points work? According to Modern Reflexology, GB34 "is situated on the side of the leg, right below the knee, slightly in front of the tip of the outer leg bone." Natural Herbal Remedies states that ST36 can be located four finger lengths below the knee cap and one finger width to the outside of the leg.