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Better posture may be the key to back pain relief
If you’re one of the many Americans battling back pain, you might perk up at this news. Esther Gokhale, an acupuncturist who is also known as the “posture guru” in Silicon Valley, thinks she’s found the solution to back pain—and it’s all in the shape of the spine. While struggling with her own back pain, Gokhale studied several indigenous cultures around the world that didn’t seem to experience back pain. She found that, in contrast to a typical American spine which curves like an S, many indigenous peoples’ spines are shaped like a J, resulting in straighter posture and little to no back pain. Upon this discovery, Gokhale developed a series of exercises that helped reshape her spine into a J-shape and relieved her back pain. She now teaches others these exercises at her studio in Palo Alto, CA.
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