Are your Arms Numb?

Do you have circulation problems, or a pinched nerve in the neck? Tight muscles in the neck and shoulder? How is your posture while working on the computer? Is it one-sided?

As there are many causes for the numbness and aching of the arms, you should first try to find out its origin. But it is always beneficial to massage both arms from tips of the fingers to shoulders as often as possible.  You can also treat your numb arms with your own fingertips.

Here is what to do. Press the following points several times a day. Hold the pressure on each point for about a minute.  

Press the outer portion of the chest muscle firmly with your fingers until you find two sensitive points below the end of your collarbone. Press both points simultaneously with your middle and forefingers.

Bend your elbow. Press  with firm pressure on a point in the groove of the elbow, on the outer side of the big tendon. 

In the groove of the elbow, on the inner side of the arm is an area which is very sensitive when touched. You'll find it when pressing the muscle. Keep pressing on that point with firm pressure. 

Press with the thumb in the middle of the inner side of the forearm, halfway between the elbow and the wrist crease. Hold a firm pressure between the big tendons. 

It is also beneficial to press the acupressure points indicated for neck and shoulder tension and pain and wrist pain. If you want to learn more about how to treat aching and numbness of the arms, order my book Treat Yourself with Acupressure at

1 comment:

  1. There are number of causes of Arms Numb which include Pressure on the nerves, sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, animal bite etc.

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