Monday, June 23, 2014

EQ18: 3-4 cun < to BL39

This is an equation about how to release tension due to tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, both of which have plagued me.  Apparently, it's for accupuncturists or accupressurists. 

Now I have a tendonitis on my left knee.  A year ago, I had it on my right knee.  My personal physical therapist (SIL Steph) prescribed friction massage.  Let me describe it: you press the painful area as hard as you can, so that you're almost screaming.  Or, you have a partner do it for you. You do this for a couple of minutes, and then you do it again. Finally, you ice.

If you Google about friction massage, the articles will probably tell you that you shouldn't be screaming in pain from the technique, but my personal philosophy is "More Pain; More Gain."


mm said...

I also adhere to the "no pain, no gain" philosophy.

LH said...

I can't handle pain, so I would probably just have a relaxing massage and then some ice.

I think you may need more massages. Are you getting them regularly? I am having one in a few days. I hope everyone else will as well.