Headaches are Terrible!
Headaches are terrible. They affect your mood, and basically ruin the entire day. What's worse about headaches (migraines included) is that they also affect the people around you. Hence, how can you remove a headache effectively without using the typical painkiller? This article will show you how.
Acupressure can Treat Headaches
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. By applying the right pressure to these points, you will be able to help remove your headache quickly and effctively.
There are basically 6 key areas (or acupressure points) which you can use to recover from your headaches.
In the Chinese medicine practices of acupuncture and acupressure, the Yin Tang is the point that is located between the inner edges of the eyebrows, at what is also known as the "third eye" area of the forehead. It can be activated via acupuncture, acupressure, or simply by gently resting one's attention in this area. This point is also responsible for eye fatigue removal.
Zan Zhu Points
The Zan Zhu points are symmetrical points. They are located on the medial end of the eyebrows and are the local points for both headaches and sinus. You need to massage these points for a minute.
Yingxiang is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand. Yingxiang is the main point for nose disease. These points are located on both sides of the nostrils in line with the eyes. To find them, feel a dimple in the bottom of the cheekbones. It helps to open sinuses, reduce headache and toothache, and relieve stress.
Tian Zhu Points
Tian Zhu points are present at the back of our heads. They are positioned between the ear and the spine. You need to massage these points if you want to get relief from a headache.
Shuai Gu Points
You will find the Shuai Gu points in between the hairline and the area of the temple. Massaging this area cures the pain in that region. It also helps in relaxation of eyes. Pressure applied to this area relieves pain in the temporal region and eye fatigue.
He Gu Points
These symmetrical points are located on the back of the hand between the thumb and forefinger. Pressure applied to this area also relieves back pain, toothache, and tension in the neck muscles. If you massage these points, you will not only get cured of a headache but also enjoy the removal of stress from your nerves.
You can perform acupressure several times a day, or as often as needed for your symptoms to go away.
Using the Right Amount of Pressure
When you do acupressure, you should try to use the right amount of pressure. Press the points with a deep, firm pressure when you stimulate the points. When you press the points, you may feel some soreness or pain, but it shouldn't be unbearable. It should feel somewhere between pain and pleasure. Since acupressure requires the pressing of pressure points, you need to make sure you use the right things to help you press the points. Most commonly, practitioners of acupressure use their fingers to massage and stimulate the pressure points. The middle finger works best to apply pressure to the pressure points. This is because it is the longest and strongest finger. You may also use the thumb. Some smaller, hard-to-reach pressure points can be pressed using a fingernail