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A Faster Way to Rid MUSCLE KNOTS in Your Neck and Shoulders

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 04/03/2022

Recommended Purified Bile Salts (Dr. Berg’s Gallbladder Formula) 

Massages, trigger point therapy, and hot packs for muscle knots could be a waste of time IF you do this like everyone else. Try this technique instead to get rid of muscle knots fast.

0:00 Introduction: How to get rid of muscle knots fast

0:28 What are muscle knots?

2:35 How to get rid of a muscle knot

7:42 The deeper cause of muscle knots

9:52 Check out my video on how to do manual therapy on your gallbladder!

Today, I will share the best way to get rid of muscle knots fast. This unique technique may seem counterintuitive, but it's a highly effective method.

All muscles have an opposing action, and all muscles work in pairs. For you to contract a muscle, the opposing muscle needs to relax. A muscle knot is a little ball of contracted muscle. Instead of massaging the contracted muscle, why don't we work on the opposite muscle?

Any time you have a muscle knot, you need to figure out what the opposing muscle is and stretch that muscle. The muscle that's contracted will then relax. For example, if you have tight muscles in the back of your neck, you would stretch the front part of your neck. This works like magic.

However, keep in mind that 80% of muscle knots are referred pain from your digestion. There is a problem somewhere in your digestive tract that is referring tightness in your upper back or neck.

If you stretch and don't experience much relief, you may need to focus on your digestive system. For this situation, you need to switch to the Healthy Keto diet to ultimately correct this problem.

But, in many cases, the digestive issue has to do with a gallbladder problem—your bile is too thick. The best way to loosen this bile sludge is to use a high-quality bile salt supplement, like my Gallbladder Formula.

Overview of Healthy Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting:

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