|Posted on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 21:22: |
I am a little apprehensive in using the longstick by myself to treat lower backache. Can I cause damage by applying pressure on the vertebrae?
|Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 16:39: |
There is no fear that you can cause any damage if you read carefully the safety instructions in the book. If you apply the longstick manipulations on your own back, you can monitor the amount of pressure that you can tolerate and proceed accordingly. Most of the points for low back pain are not situated on the spine rather alongside the midline of the back, on the bladder meridian http://acumedico.com/bladder.htm. (check here).
If you apply even a strong pressure on these points there is no way a damage can be done to the spine. On the other hand, an amelioration of your pain is guaranteed.
|Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 11:19: |
Hi again Shmuel... can I use other tools apart from the recommended sticks, such as blunt pencils and the like?
|Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 - 17:10: |
You may use any tool that meets the essential condition of blunt, somewhat rounded tips. Short sticks, chopsticks or sticks made of other materials - all are much better and effective than merely using your fingers. Still, the sticks recommended in my book have been found to fit this technique's demands to its best. Moreover, the stimulation types recommended in the book have been devised according to the various sticks presented in my book. It is absolutely no big deal to acquire those sticks, and I assure you, the effort will prove worthwhile.
|Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2003 - 13:52: |
Thanks again. Mano.