2 Actions Simply Relieve Stiff Neck or Neck Muscle Sprain

Stiff neck which is also called acute cervical periarthritis (Acute Fibrositis) or neck muscle sprain. The symptoms include difficulty in turning the head. The neck will become sore when turning even slightly. In severe cases, the pain may even be so severe that it can cause paralysis. Turn your head. When you wake up in the morning and notice a stiff neck, do the posture immediately as shown below.

  • One Posture Simply Relieve Stiff Neck or Neck Muscle Sprain 
Lie flat on the edge of the bed, with your body on the bed, shoulders aligned with the edge of the bed, your head naturally lowered, and then slightly shake your head for about 30 seconds. 

Usually when people have a stiff neck, the cervical spine may be pulled a little crooked by the nearby muscle tissue. If you can pull the cervical spine at this time, it may be pulled back to its normal state. But it is a bit dangerous to pull the cervical spine directly because the strength is difficult to control. When doing the posture in the picture above, the head is affected by the gravity of the earth and is pulled downwards. This force is not too strong and can pull the cervical vertebrae apart. so the stiff neck will be relieved. 

  • One Acupressure or Massage Point for Stiff Neck Relief 
In addition, the hand acupressure or massage method is also very effective, which is to press and push the three lines of cervical spine - thoracic spine - lumbar spine on the hand. We can also use a muscle-pulling stick to push and push, and also push the seam of the thoracic spine.

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IVF Acupuncture FAQs

More recent research now suggests most benefit is achieved with a higher “dose” of acupuncture prior to and during the IVF cycle.

So, what does this research suggest in terms of best practice IVF Acupuncture to optimise psychological and physiological benefits and when should I start?

1. Commencement

The evidence denotes that:

  • if you are going to use acupuncture it may be advisable for to have it before and during the stimulation phase of the IVF cycle.
  • it is useful for women to consider acupuncture treatment in the menstrual cycles before their IVF cycle, or before a frozen embryo transfer to improve the uterine lining.

2. How many sessions and When should I book in?

Treatment with acupuncture before and after embryo transfer has been demonstrated by the meta-analysis published recently in the British Journal of Medicine to improve IVF success rates by 65%, continued pregnancy rates by 82% and improve live birth rates by 91%.

Ideally, 1 month before your start your IVF cycle.

  • 1 to 2 sessions treatment weekly for 4 weeks prior to IVF cycle and 2 weeks during stimulation cycle.

3. Day of transfer acupuncture

Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer has significant benefit for women who have increased stress levels or who have had multiple previous IVF cycles, or where there was a low baseline pregnancy rate expectation.

Continuing this approach in the two-week wait for test results is also helpful for these women to manage IVF related stress and anxiety.

  • Embryo Transfer acupuncture (ETA) is best done on the same day (or within 24 hours if on same day is not possible).