Ab Workouts VS. Your Neck
August 30, 2022
Did you know that your Ab Workouts may be negatively affecting your neck?
Acupuncture Q & A
What Is Acupuncture Treatment?
Acupuncture is a type of treatment that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. Acupuncturists use extremely slim needles, placing them in key areas on the body to alleviate pain in a natural way. The needles create a balance in the body’s energy, which allows the body to return to its optimal pain-free state.
There are several types of acupuncture. In moxibustion, moxa taken from dried mugwort warms key areas and helps with smooth qi energy flow. In auricular acupuncture, points on the outer ear are stimulated for healing. In cupping therapy, suction is used to help stimulate blood flow and promote healing.
When you are doing an ab workout, oftentimes if you do not have correct form, you end up putting a lot of stress on your neck! Without proper form instead of your core benefitting, you go through the motions and negatively affect other parts of your body.
How do you fix this? Make sure to really focus on your core, don’t just go through the motions of what you think you should be doing! Bring your lower ribs and your pelvis together and crunch from your core, not your upper body and your neck!
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If you have already strained your neck doing sit ups, or are dealing with any other aches or pains, we can help!
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