How much time do you spend on your feet each day?
If you're like many Americans (44%), then you spend a great deal of time on your feet (4 to 6+ hours).
But maybe you don't stand a lot and sit most of your day? If so, then you know how painful it can be for your back and neck.
It's predicted that 80% of Americans will deal with back problems at some point in their lifetimes. And already, more than 60% of the adult population is dealing with lower back pain.
And let's not forget about neck pain—in some countries around the world, up to 75% of the population is dealing with neck disorders.
These are problems we can't run away from, but they're something we can manage.
While it would be great receiving weekly massages and acupuncture treatments, this isn't feasible for most people. Either you're too busy or don't have the budget for it.
But what if there was another way?
One that would allow you to get the pain relief benefits of acupuncture from home?
Well, that's what we're going to share with you today—seven acupuncture tools you can buy today to improve pain.
Let's dive in!
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Most people resort to massages and hot baths when they're dealing with intense pain. But what most people should look into is acupuncture.
This ancient practice offers more benefits than just pain relief. For example, it can:
- Reduce headaches and migraines
- Improve chronic pain and arthritis in the knee, back, and neck
- Treat insomnia
- Improve recovery from chemotherapy and cancer
- Prevent cognitive decline
- Enhance pregnancy, labor, and postpartum health
And this isn't a conclusive list.
Let's take a look at some of the acupuncture products you can use from home.
You can find many products like this one. They usually come in the form of sandals or flip flops and are crafted using stones.
The placement of the stones is in critical areas that place pressure on different meridians (the channels that connect with specific organs and stimulates/regulates the flow of blood, energy or chi, body fluids, spirit, and essence).
You can walk in these shoes throughout the day, while in your office, or at home. This particular design comes with a magic tape design that allows you to adjust the length for a more proper fit.
If you're a tech lover and don't mind spending a little (okay, maybe a lot more) money, then this is worth a look.
It's advertised as being safe, painless, and effective. You can use it for 15 minutes to an hour on areas like your back, shoulders, or neck.
It also comes with 10 interval settings.
So how does it work?
It's non-invasive and uses non-thermal photons of light to heal injured cells. There's no heat produced so no worries of burns.
You can purchase this product with or without the pillow. Both the mat and the pillow come with acupuncture-style needles that surprisingly don't cause pain (when used correctly).
It can help with pain relief, muscle tension relief, and stick neck relief. It's also simple to use -- just lay on top of it and adjust your position so that it's comfortable.
You'll notice it pressing against key nerves to help reduce pain and stimulate blood flow.
We've already shared products that can aid in healing a painful back and neck -- but what about the feet?
With the wooden foot roller, you can alleviate a day's worth of pain from standing, walking, or running.
It's a massager that you can use while sitting down resting. If your back is aching, you can sit against the acupressure mat while you roll your feet on this device.
It can help with pain caused by plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, and a variety of other issues. You can also use it to increase circulation and activation of the lymph system in your lower legs.
Now, if you like the idea of a foot roller but don't like the bulkiness of the wooden device, then this one is a great alternative.
Besides using it for your feet, you can also use it for your hips, legs, and side. It's perfect for those who workout regularly and need a massager to reduce pain and prevent cramps.
What's also impressive is its size -- it's small enough to carry around in your purse or bag. Or to keep inside of your office desk drawer.
Here's another piece of tech that's unique -- it works through the auricular points in your ears.
This electronic acupuncture device goes into your ear -- much like an earpiece would. What's innovative about this tool is that it automatically affects the areas needing attention.
Another plus is that it's lightweight and portable so you can travel with it anywhere you go!
Liked the stone slippers but wanted something for "him"? Then you can go with these unisex acupuncture slippers.
As you're walking in them throughout the day, you're stimulating blood flow, foot pressure, and bone alignment.
The shoes come with 41 acupoint springs with placement in key zones of the foot. There are labels on the shoe to help you learn what areas of the body are being affected.
Get Acupuncture Relief from Home
Now, you have no excuse to continue living a life filled with physical pain. There's no need to go to a masseuse. And you don't have to set an appointment with an expensive acupuncturist.
This list will give you a head start in finding products you can use from home (that actually work).
So give them a try and let us know which products you like the best!