Self help for leg cramp and hemorrhoids relief

Self Help For Leg Cramp and Hemorrhoids Relief

Most of us have suffered leg cramp at some point in our lives and we know how excruciating that pain is. It could happen anywhere, at any time.

Well, imagine being up on stage in front of hundreds of people and you get severe cramp, not just in one leg, but both!

This actually happened to someone at a seminar I attended.

On stage, off stage

The poor guy had to get off the stage and sit down – he was in extreme pain and looked very distressed. Immediately, a whole group of people gathered round him, trying to help.

I managed to cut through the group, quietly knelt down and put my fingers at the back of his knees and held on. Meanwhile it was complete chaos around him. Well meaning people asking if he was okay and offering all sorts of advice.

At the same time, people shouting at me: “Are you a doctor? Are you a doctor?!”

I reply: “No, I’m a  Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner.” And keep holding the backs of his knees.

After a few minutes he calms down and his face relaxes, then I ask if the pain has gone. He says that yes, it has – so I quietly get up and leave him.

I don’t think he even realized what I had ‘done’.

And that’s the way it should be – so quick, so easy, that you don’t even have time to wonder about it. It just IS – PAIN GONE.

One lung

An elderly friend of my parents would complain of severe leg cramps which he got often (especially at night). He had one lung for much of his life and this is one of the reasons why he suffered from this condition.

He was willing to try anything, so I shared this exercise with him. Even though he was initially rather cynical about whether it would work, he gave it a chance.

A few days later he cycled past me with a big smile and a wave, as he shouted: “It works! It WORKS!”

Made my day.

Good for hemorrhoids, too

Holding the backs of the knees is a wonderfully simple way to reduce hemorrhoids. Tried and tested.

If you are prone to getting hemorrhoids, then from my research and experience, it’s also a good idea to drink enough water to stay hydrated, have adequate fibre in the diet and exercise.

The Jin Shin Jyutsu Exercise

This is also a great exercise to do if your body feels tense, because it eases the muscles. Also relieves bladder issues.

Place the hands on the center of the backs of the knees. Place right fingers on the back of the right knee and the left fingers on the back of the left knee. Hold until there is relief.

If the issue recurs, practise this hold for 20 minutes every day until there is no recurrence.

See also:

Self Help holds for left and right sides

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