Have you ever suffered from pain and discomfort of headache and you don’t have pills on hand? It seems hopeless, but you shouldn’t worry. There’s a more natural way to quickly relieve you from headache called acupressure.
Acupressure is a type of therapy that originated from traditional Chinese medicine and numerous scientific studies confirmed that this therapy effectively releases the pressure by massaging certain pressure points. It’s somewhat alike to acupuncture, but without needing the needles.
How to Massage Acupressure Points
First, you need to sit or lie down in a comfortable position and relax.
Massage a point using firm, deep pressure in a small rotating or up-down movement. It may only take 5-10 minutes for the headache disappears.
Here’s how you massage the 6 main pressure points you to get rid of headache
The third eye point, or called as Yintang, is located between the two eyebrows where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead.
- Apply firm pressure to this area for 1 whole minute using your index finger.
By applying firm pressure to the third eye point would relieve eye strain and sinus pressure that often causes headaches.
ZAN ZHU POINTS
The drilling points, or referred as the Zan Zhu, is situated at the base of inner edge of the eyebrows.
- Using both of your index fingers, massage the area for 1 minute in a circular movement.
Massaging these pressure points can relieve you from headaches that are caused by eye strain and runny nose.
The YinXiang points are located on slightly below of nostrils, in line with the eyes. Massaging these pressure points will help you reduce the pain of headache, and will relieve you from blocked sinuses.
TIAN ZHU POINTS
These points are called the gates of consciousness or the Tian Zhu, which is located at the base of the skull, aligned hollow areas between the neck muscles.
- Using the index and middle fingers of either of your hand, press firmly upward on both points at once for 10 seconds. Release and repeat until you feel relieved.
Touching these points will help you relieve nasal congestion, eye strain, headache, and migraine.
SHUAI GU POINTS
Located 2-3 cm from from the hairline in the temple area, you can find the Shuai Gu Point. By applying pressure to this point, you can be relieved from eye strain.
HE GU POINTS
The union valley point, or the He Gu, is situated on the web between your thumb and index finger.
⦁ By using your other hand, use your thumb and index finger to pinch the area fimly for 10 seconds.
⦁ Next, make small circular movement using your thumb in this area on one direction.
⦁ Repeat the same process on your opposite hand.
By putting pressure on these points, it may relieve tension on your head and neck, which may cause headache.
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