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06/09/2010 08:28 PM

have a stiff neck try this. it is the ONLY relief

auntdawn
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I FIND THAT WORKS ON ME WHEN IT COMES TO ME NECK AND SHOULDERS. TODAY WAS THE 3RD TIME I HAVE EVER HAD TO DO IT. AND I PLAN ON USING THAT REMEDY ONLY. HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU TOO.

SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN ON LATELY. BEEN BUSY WORKING WITH MY BEST FRIEND ON THE BAND STUFF. PARABELLE WILL BE HERE JUNE 25TH. IT IS QUICKLY APPROACHING.............Stiff Neck Remedy - Skin Scraping

This is a traditional Chinese home remedy for stiff neck that anyone can quickly learn. As it's not easy to do on your own neck you'll need someone else to do it for you. All you need is a spoon and a few drops of oil - massage oil, sesame oil or even vicks vaporub will do. A Chinese soup spoon works well as does the edge of a metal vicks vaporub lid. Basically, you use the edge of the spoon or lid to rub (scrape) the neck for a few minutes until it turns red (or in some cases purple!) The scraping action moves the blood in the underlying muscles and soft tissues of the neck, relieving stiffness and pain almost immediately. It works equally well for acute and chronic stiff neck. Here're the steps to follow:

1. The person with the stiff neck should sit down and remove any clothing or jewelry covering the neck, and also tie up long hair.

2. Apply a few drops of oil to ONE side of the back of the neck - just enough to lightly lubricate the skin. Too much and the spoon will slip and slide uncontrollably.

3. Stand behind the person and start scraping his/her neck in long, even strokes with the edge of the spoon, from the base of the skull, down the neck and across the top of the shoulder. Press as hard as you can without causing excess pain - it's the muscles you're working with more than the skin so you need to apply a little pressure. Apply 30-50 strokes. Notice the skin turning red. There may be lots of tiny red spots which may actually be dark red, purple or even black. This is simply stagnant blood in the muscles - it's nothing to be concerned about. The darker the spots, the more stiffness, pain and stagnation the person usually has in their neck. All you're doing is releasing the stagnant blood and improving circulation in the neck muscles. This very often gives immediate relief.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the other side of the neck. People with neck problems often have pain and tension in their upper back too, so you may also have to scrape down either side of their spine between their shoulder blades.

5. If the person feels dizzy at any stage, stop, and have them lie down and take some slow deep breaths.

6. Depending on the color of the spots, they make take several days to a week or more to fade. Once faded completely, you may reapply the treatment if the person still has pain. One to three scraping treatments over several weeks is usually enough to alleviate most neck problems involving muscular tension, stiffness and pain.

A final note - don't be fooled by the apparent simplicity of this technique. As mentioned, it very often provides instant stiff neck relief and may be the only stiff neck remedy you ever need. In fact the author has found skin scraping to be a more effective stiff neck remedy than acupuncture.

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06/10/2010 04:10 AM
jlou
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YAY Dawn - someone else using TCM methods. (Traditional Chinese Medicine) This is something my acupuncturist does for me depending on the week and what is hurting me the most. Glad to hear it works for you. Sometimes it is the simple methods that work the best.

06/10/2010 06:37 AM
keeter

Thanks Dawn and Janet! My neck has been KILLING lately. I will definitely give that a try.

06/10/2010 06:53 AM
RitaB
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Boy, am I glad to see this post!

06/10/2010 07:18 AM
lumpybumpy
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This sounds awesome! It actually makes sense as to why we have a stiff neck. Trapped fluids in the muscles. Yep! I gotta try this one.

Thanks! Celeste.


06/10/2010 11:19 AM
auntdawn
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your all very welcome...... i did it last night as well. my neck is great today but shoulder is still achey. so nathan is gonna do it again this evening when he gets home. it turned almost the color of an eggplant last night. so that tells me the pain was even more severe then i was thinking it was

04/23/2013 09:16 PM
star537
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hi, i know this is old, but i came accros thi post while searching for a way to cure my stiff neck. Dealing with this for 3 days, and having two very active children (3 and 5) i was desperate for something, anything that would help. So, i tried this. Amd let me tell, you, it worked almost instantly!! i can't beleive it, i'm still in shock! I just had to say thank you (even though this post is like 3 year old...) THANK YOU!!!! This is amazing!!!! My neck is a very deep purple color now, but, i don't care, it doesnt hurt!!!

Post edited by: star537, at: 04/23/2013 09:20 PM


04/27/2013 01:49 AM
grandmasylvia
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Good for you star537! I'm going to try it also. I have 4 vertebrates degenerating in my neck and it just kills me if I excert myself. These old posts can be great to read! Welcome to our group. Lots of good reading ahead for you! Feel free to jump in anytime and contribute info! We learn from each other.

Hugs, Grandma Sylvia

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