For those who experience joint pain, day to day activities can seem difficult and sometimes even impossible. Joint pain predominantly manifests in the wrists, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. Achy, sore and inflamed joints can limit mobility, decrease movement and severely impact quality of life. While pain in the joints is usually associated with aging, it has the ability to occur at any age and is a lot more common than we think.
Joint pain can occur due to a multitude of reasons. Conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains and other injuries can all lead to painful joints and limit movement. In one national survey roughly “one-third of adults” reported having joint pain in the past 30 days, which means a considerable amount of individuals face -ifficulty with joint pain on a regular basis. Joint pain can increase or worsen with aging, wintertime or colder weather and a change in altitude that comes with flying or hiking.
While this may sound overwhelming and maybe even disappointing, eastern healing has the perfect tool for you: Marma points. In Ayurveda, Marma points are energy or acupressure points used for boosting immunity, increasing circulation and bringing relief to stiff muscles and joints. There are about 108 documented Marma points that are located at various parts of the body. Each Marma point can be activated by massaging the respective point in a circular motion anywhere from one to five minutes. These points can also be massaged with warm oil for an enhanced experience and effect. The best part is that massaging Marma points is completely free and can be done anywhere at any time! Activating certain Marma points can really help to soothe achy and inflamed joints.
Read on to learn about the three Marma points that can help with joint pain.