Acute Stiff Neck

acupuncture pointsIt is that time of the year. The weather gets warm for a day, you rush outside in a tee-shirt and shorts and play all day long. After a fun filled day, you lay in bed happy and tired. It is still warm out so you open your window while you sleep. However, upon waking you don’t feel as good, your neck is painful and stiff. What should you do? Go get an acupuncture treatment!

In Chinese Medicine terms, we refer to your sudden stiff neck as Qi stagnation from an acute attack of External Wind. An External Wind Disease comes from nature. The exposure of a person to wind after perspiring or sleeping in a place with drafts, promotes the development of Wind syndromes. By its nature, Wind is constantly moving and its direction is upward; thus, it affects the upper body (face and head) and the body’s surface. Likewise, Wind causes movement disorders, such as a stiff neck, dizziness, muscle spasms, tremors, and facial paralysis.

There are many great local and distal acupuncture points which help move qi and blood and relieve the pain and tightness from your neck. So the next time you wake up with a sudden stiff neck, don’t hope that you feel better soon. Come in for an Acupuncture treatment and experience the healing power of acupuncture.

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