Reflexology is a highly versatile modality. It can be used on the road to the emergency room, while sitting at a traffic light or for a little boy at the playground. Simple techniques can be applicable to the feet, hands and ears offering fast relief to the recipient.
One of the grip tips for improving putting is using an easy technique referred to as the ten-finger grip. This method is used by holding the club as one would a baseball bat. The use of this approach is perfect for beginners and for the people who may have arthritis, experience joint pain, or have small weak hands. Individuals should start with their lead hand while also placing the little finger of the trailing hand near to the index finger, for proper placement.
Another option when choosing a putting grip is the called the reverse overlap. This is where the hands are moved in a point of a unit in place of the ten-one finger grip where hands worked individually. This grip entails that your thumbs are facing down and move in motion together to help eliminate the wrist break. Position bottom hand and top hand on putter. Slide hands together until the they touch with thumbs straight down. Once done, place your top index finger over the upper part of the bottom hands fingers.
Middle finger joint pain both hands
Another variety of putting grip is the interlocking grip. In using this popular grip, it helps to maintain the individuals hands together while swinging. This grip will provide less strength and is widely used by women, those with short fingers (as well as those with small hands). To facilitate, the club should be done with the left hand, three knuckles visible with the left thumb slightly to the of the centre while gripping. With right hand, the utilization of the middle finger, ring finger, and index finger should be placed near the end of the handle with the pinkie finger interlocking with left index finger.
Golfers may find one that better suits their game by experimenting with different grips. Also, another thing to bear in mind is having enough force and tightness to control the club. If one is gripping too tightly, this can cause less flexibility while swinging the club and negatively affect your putting accuracy. Fingers should be held consistently and shouldn’t change while in the swinging motion.
These techniques can be employed either while waiting for the paramedics, in cases of life-threatening conditions, or alongside over-the-counter remedies.
Tooth Pain – a combination of points can be utilized for tooth pain; start with any point that is easiest to obtain and work until relief is found. Include the poison point referenced above. The tooth analgesia points on the ears are in the lobes on the half closest to the head. Gently grasp the lobe with thumb and finger and tug downwards from upper part of the lobe to the bottom. Cover at least half of the ear lobe with these downward strokes or pinch (without using fingernails) the lobe for up to 30 seconds before moving onto another area of the lobe. In hand Reflexology the teeth and gums are reflected on the backs of the fingers just under the middle joints closest to the hand itself, opposite of side closest to the nails. Using the thumb of the opposite hand press a line along this area, pay attention to not press too hard on the tendons here. If an area is sensitive gently stimulate for up to 45 seconds, do this several times during the day but don’t over-stimulate the points.
Hot Flashes – usually tied into menopause hot flashes and night sweats can be irritating. For a public hot flash these techniques may be useful to cool down fast. Pinch the thumb with the opposite hand’s finger and thumb to stimulate the pituitary reflex. Grasp the ring finger on the sides using the index finger and thumb just at the edges of the nailbed. Gently twist the ring finger back and forth – this may be quite sensitive so use gentle pressure.
Headaches or general pain – firmly grasp the fleshy area between the thumb and index finger with the opposite hand. Halfway in this notch lies the adrenal reflex point and all the way at the conclusion of the notch, wedged up against the clappers of the thumb and index finger, is an acupressure point called Hoku. Both of these points are effective for general pain relief and headaches and migraines seem to respond well to stimulation here. Squeeze both points for up to a minute each and repeat on the other hand if there’s no immediate effect. Wait 10-15 minutes before repeating. For chronic migraine sufferers this point can be extremely useful but a word of advice – do not over-stimulate this area because it can lead to broken skin or a very tender area of the hand.
See your Reflexologist for tips on pressure techniques and locations for a number of other complaints. She will be in a position to guide you on the means to effectively use self-help Reflexology for general relaxation and health maintenance as well as stimulating points specific to your treatment plan.
Also ask for a recommendation on a source to purchase Reflexology charts to keep in the medicine cabinet or at the desk. The charts can be an excellent reference tool to help loved ones with common health complaints from constipation to insomnia.