Use the following sequence of acupoints daily to reduce joint inflammation and increase mobility:
1. Hold the point LI 4 on your right hand. LI 4 is located in the webbing between the thumb and index finger. Move your finger up the webbing (towards the wrist) to the area where the bones meet, then press towards the index finger bone. Hold for several minutes, then hold the same point on the left hand.
2. Hold the point TW 5 on the center of the back of your right wrist. The point is located two and a half fingers up from the wrist crease (under the third finger). Hold for one minute, then hold the same point on the left wrist.
3. Hold the point LI 11 at the right elbow crease. The point is at the end of the elbow crease on the thumb side (hold your palm up). Hold for one minute, then hold the same point on the left arm.
4. Use your thumbs to hold the hollows at the base of the outer skull (GB 20). Hold until you feel a pulse at this point or for at least one minute.
I hope this will become part of your self-care practice for reducing Arthritic Pain.