How the Acupressure Mat can relieve your arthritis


Acupressure Mat is the best pain solution in your arthritis pain management!


Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people over the age of 55.


How to use the Acupressure Mat


Your applicator should be placed on the outer and side parts of the affected joint, making sure that the points are not directly over nerves or veins.


Please do not use your applicator in the hollow of the knees, the inside of the elbows, armpits and or groin area.


Once your applicator is positioned it should be secured using an elastic bandage. Apply sufficient pressure to induce a moderate pricking pain. The treatment should last between 20 and 60 minutes or until the joint pain disappears. The length of the treatment period depends on the severity of your condition and differs from person to person.


Whilst using the applicator on joints it is a good idea to move and bend your joints slowly. In doing so, you will increase the effectiveness of the applicator.


What is Arthritis

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There are many different forms of arthritis, each of which has a different cause. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease) occurs following trauma to the joint, following an infection of the joint or simply as a result of aging.


Furthermore, there is emerging evidence that abnormal anatomy may contribute to early development of osteoarthritis. Other forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, which are autoimmune diseases in which the body is attacking itself. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection. Gouty arthritis is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint that results in subsequent inflammation. Additionally, there is a less common form of gout that is caused by the formation of rhomboidal shaped crystals of calcium pyrophosphate. This form of gout is known as pseudo-gout.


There are two main types of arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the main form of arthritis and is known as the "wear and tear" disorder. It can affect any joint.


The big toe is especially susceptible due to the tremendous amounts of pressure that is placed upon it while we are walking. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to erode and then causes the bone ends to fuse which results in stiffness and aching of the joints. Osteoarthritis can also follow a fracture or a bad sprain to the foot.


Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic disease, which affects the whole body. Rheumatoid arthritis affects all the joints and muscles in the foot. It affects more women then men and can be inherited. The insides of the joints become swollen and stiff. It affects the feet by causing a gradual collapse of the arch; the toes become contracted and draw back. Bunions are a common amongst elderly rheumatoid arthritic patients.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org


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My back becomes painful after hard housework or gardening or just exercising. I just lie on my Acupressure Mat and the aches normally completely disappear in a few minutes leaving me a nice feeling of warmth and relaxation. It is an amazing thing this mat, I would highly recommend it to everyone who's got a severe pain and doesn't know what to do. I like that it is a completely natural treatment without drugs.

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