There are occipital points in the hands to relieve symptoms.

There are occipital points in the hands to relieve symptoms.

Although the stiff neck is not a serious illness, it also brings great inconvenience to life.

Do not panic after the occurrence of “stiffing”. If you feel the symptoms are serious, you should seek medical attention nearby to avoid improper treatment of cervical vertebrae joints. If the symptoms are not serious, here are a few self-conditioning methods.


Cold compress: If local pain, severe stiffness, or swelling or burning sensation, it means that the injured area is congested and inflamed.

Therefore, within 24 hours, cold compress should be given.

You can wrap small ice cubes in a towel or plastic bag to apply the affected area for 15-30 minutes, twice a day. In severe cases, apply it once a hour.


Hot compress: When the pain of arthritis is relieved, consider the hot compress to dredge the meridians and promote blood circulation.

Apply it with a hot towel or dry with a hot water bottle.

If you have time, you can take a hot bath, especially when you wash it with hot water at the appropriate affected area. Massage and massage with your hands, the effect is better.


Self-massage “falling pillow”: Among Chinese medicine acupuncture, there is a “pillowing hole” on the back side of the hand, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpals, and the point behind the palm joint.

This hole is a special effect experience point for treating the stiff neck, and can alternately massage the left and right hands.

Essentials: Press the thumb to press the acupuncture point, use light to light, keep pressing for 10-15 minutes; in the process of massaging the acupuncture point, extend the head slightly forward, and slowly descend from the front to the lower to make the mandible to the sternumAs the upper fossa approaches, the vertical muscles remain relaxed, then the head is gently and slowly rotated to the left and right, and the amplitude gradually increases from small to gradually expand to the normal position.

The rotation is limited to the maximum extent of no pain.

  To prevent stiff neck, you can also make a “Chinese medicine” pillow that is suitable for high and low hardness.

When making pillows, you can add fine Chinese medicines such as Astragalus, Angelica, Licorice, etc. to promote blood circulation.

In addition, you should pay attention to preventive health care on weekdays. For example, people who work for a long time should always get up and raise their heads to help prevent chronic strain of the neck muscles.

For those who have been in the air-conditioned environment for a long time, it is necessary to pay attention to supplemental warmth, especially those who need a fixed posture worker or a nap at the desk.