During your lifetime the risk that you may develop arthritis in your hands is over 40 percent.
Among women, researchers found the lifetime risk was 47 percent while for men it was about 25 percent.
If you are suffering from pain in your hands you may have osteoarthritis, a condition in which the tissue between bones wears down.
The most recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that about 1 in 4 Americans – 54.4 million people – suffer from the aches and pains of arthritis.
In this video, I explain simple self massage and acupressure techniques you can use anytime, anywhere, to alleviate arthritis pain in your hands.
These techniques are a combination of methods I have learned during my 27 years in natural healing from energy healing, qi gong, yoga, acupressure, Brain Gym, Touch for Health and Thai yoga body therapy.
I have used these techniques successfully with clients who have had hand surgery, arthritis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome as well as every day swelling, pain and stiffness.
As you follow the easy instructions in this video, I recommend you use any inexpensive hand lotion.
I’m a raving fan of Trader Joe’s hand lotions. In this video I used Trader Joe’s Warm Vanilla Body Butter.
My absolute favorite is Trader Joe’s Rose Oil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream.
My brilliant friend Sally Larsen makes Healing Hand Butter in lavender, citrus vanilla, sweet lemon ginger and unscented that is 100% free of GMOs, artificial ingredients, and parabens.
If you suffer from chronic arthritis you may benefit from using Helios Thus Tox and Ruta Cream which contains a homeopathic remedy for sore or damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments.
But even if you don’t have access to hand cream or homeopathic remedies, you can rub these acupressure points anytime, anywhere and notice immediate results.
I frequently teach these hand healing techniques at the end of my yoga classes as we move into final relaxation.
I created this video yesterday after working over Zoom video conference with a client in England whose hands and fingers have become swollen. Often the redness and pain is so severe she has trouble sleeping.
After spending just seven minutes teaching her how to alleviate the stiffness, she noticed the pain in her hands was gone.
I wanted her to have a video to follow along so that she can practice these self massage techniques every day.
Now you have a FREE instructional video you can use to make yourself feel better whenever your hands start to bother you.
Learning how to use natural healing methods to overcome discomfort is critical at this time because drug overdose has become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.
Drug overdose deaths now exceed those attributable to firearms, car accidents, homicides, or HIV/AIDS. More Americans died from a drug overdose in 2017 alone than died in the entire Vietnam War.
That is precisely why I wrote my book The Difference Between Pain and Suffering, available in paperback, ebook or audiobook on Amazon.
The Difference Between Pain and Suffering goes over what you can do on all five levels of your being – physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual – to alleviate pain naturally without drugs.
This book also includes an appendix with full page photographs and directions of the over 41 therapeutic yoga exercises I use most often in my practice to heal pain and suffering naturally without drugs.
In my office I have an entire manual of even more complex healing techniques that I use with clients one-on-one to address hand pain.
You have 27 bones in your hands and over 30 muscles.
When I studied natural healing with my mentor Sue Maes of London, Ontario, Canada, I found myself moaning and groaning every time we came to the part of the internship where we had to practice the complex techniques to heal the hands.
Finally after repeating her program not just once but four times I think I have mastered them.
I recall using these more advanced techniques with a client who survived a car crash that led to severe traumatic brain injury. After working with me over time to restore the use of his hands he was able to get a job at a fast food restaurant because he could finally pick up a cup.
You never think you have a manual job until you are unable to wrap your fingers around a cup, pick up a pen or write your name.
Fortunately the acupressure and self massage methods I demonstrate in this video are far less complicated and you can easily follow along at home.
Although you can do these techniques for yourself while watching a movie, your favorite TV program or riding as a passenger in a car, I also recommend you hold the hands of someone you love and take the time to help them feel better.
Nothing is worse than watching someone you love suffer and not be able to do anything to do about it.
If you have a loved one suffering from hand pain, rubbing these acupressure points may be one of the kindest, easy and effective things you can do to help them.
I can recall years ago visiting my grandparents in a nursing home observing their gnarled and swollen hands and not being able to do anything about it.
Especially during the coronavirus pandemic when we are cut off from each other by social distancing, therapeutic touch has more than physical benefits and can convey the love we share for one another.
What is healing? Healing happens when you learn simple self massage and acupressure techniques to alleviate the pain in your hands.
To set up an appointment for a medical intuitive reading or healing work, please email catherine@catherinecarrigan or call 678-612-8816. If you are calling internationally, please call me at the same number through WhatsApp so I can return your call toll free!