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5 Ways to Treat a Stiff Neck

5 Ways to Treat a Stiff Neck
A man receives accupressure at the base of the neck. Photo Credit George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Chinese medicine holds that there is an acupressure point that can be tapped to help relieve the pain of a stiff neck. This point is located on the hand, in the depression just below the first set of knuckles between your index and middle fingers. To activate this acupressure point, gently press on the front and back of it at the same time, using the index finger and thumb of the opposite hand. If the pain from your stiff neck is on the right side of your body, use the acupressure point on the left hand, and vice versa.
Keep pressing, slowly increasing pressure until the point starts to develop a mild ache. When this happens, you should feel the muscles in your neck start to relax. Repeat this procedure several times a day until you have complete relief of your stiff neck pain.

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