From time to time, each one of us is experiencing a headache. The pain caused from a headache can be dull or raging. When you are dealing with a headache, you may find hard to focus and do your job or the daily tasks. Often we are not able to get a natural remedy such as white willow bark, therefore we are taking medications.
However, it doesn’t mean that whenever you have a headache that you will need some medications, because you can use the six pressure points to relieve from the headache.
Have you noticed that whenever you have a headache you rub your head, and have you ever asked yourself why do we do that? Because it is coming from the acupuncture technique which was used thousands of years ago, by using the acupressure. With the acupuncture technique, needles are used, but in the acupressure, we use firm and gentle touches.
The main reason we use acupressure technique is to send signals to our body by using pressure, to stimulate its energy. By using the pressure on these certain points, we are stimulating the healing process which restores our balance, prevents from many diseases and soothes pain very quickly.
Many points on our body are connected through the so called meridians in our body. You may start doing the acupressure technique without knowing it, for example you start rubbing the temples or the base of your neck while you have a headache, this is also acupressure.
A certain study done in Taiwan has proven that the acupressure was more effective than most of the medications used to soothe the pain or decrease the appearance of constant headaches. Therefore, we want to introduce you to these 6 body spots which can be used in the acupressure technique to soothe pain.
Acupressure – How to Use it?
If you want to do the acupressure technique you need to:
- Sit in a very comfortable position, and then you can close your eyes. Start breathing deeply, slowly inhale and exhale.
- Once you know the points, use firm and deep pressure on them. Massage on those points in a circular motion. That way you will boost the blood flow in that area.
- You should massage each point from 30 to 60 seconds. And if the headache is not going away, you may repeat the technique for 10 times.
- Since the acupressure technique is safe, you may use it as much as you want and whenever you want.
Which Are the 6 Pressure Points?
If you have a headache and you want to relieve from it, because you have a big and productive day in front of you, take a look at these 6 pressure points listed below and learn how to massage them, which will gain you immediate relief from the pain.
1. Yintang Pressure Point
This pressure point is also known as the third eye. It is right between your eyebrows, on your forehead right above your nose. This point is especially important for people who are working in front of a computer or they don’t sleep enough.
You may use this pressure point to relieve from eye fatigue, vertigo or insomnia, in order to soothe the situation and calm it.
2. Zan Zhu Pressure Point
You can find both points which are located on the inner eyebrows, and to be more precise on the edge of your supraorbital notch bone. People are using pressure on these two points whenever they have a headache without even being aware of what they are doing.
Pressuring these points will relieve from psychosis, dizziness, stiff neck, blurred vision, eye diseases, and repeated sneezing as well.
3. Yingxiang Pressure Point
These two points are located on your cheek bones, left and right from your nose, to be more precise on the are where your cheek and nose are meeting.
Pressuring these points will not only relieve from a headache but will also relieve from congestion, sinus issues, allergies and nosebleeds. Even those who are dealing with an acute respiratory tract infections are saying that these points may relieve from nasal congestion.
4. Tian Zhu Pressure Point
On the base of your skull on the back of your neck, there are two points that can be used to soothe many aches in your body, relieve from fever, shoulder and back pain, dizziness, nasal congestion, sore throat, lack of concentration and neck stiffness.
5. Shuai Gu
This point on both sides of your head, which are right above the curve of your ear. To be sure that you are touching the right point, when you use pressure on it, you should feel a little notch inside on the bone.
It can easily relieve from vomiting, migraine, and improve tinnitus as well. If you want to get even better results, massage these spots together.
6. He Gu Pressure Point
When you are touching your pointing finger with your thumb, you can find the spot on the curve between them. Or when your hand is opened, you can find it between the thumb and your palm.
If you are massaging this point the right way you can relieve from an intense headache, diarrhea, migraine, jaw pain, dizziness, stomach ache, congestion, sinusitis and congestion as well.
When you are dealing with a headache, may things are happening in your body. And you may improve the situation and ease the pain by using the acupressure technique, you will improve the lymph and blood circulation, boost your energy and relieve from stress as well.
There was a study in which about 500 people were tested who were dealing with tension, cluster headaches and migraines. And it was proven that the acupressure technique can relieve and soothe all situations and completely replace the ergotamine preparations, analgesics, propanol, methysergide and steroids that were used for treating these issues.
It is a very easy technique to preform, it cannot provide any side-effects either. So whenever you have a headache try to use these points to help yourself, you may preform the technique on your work desk, in the bathroom, anywhere you want, only with your fingers.