A headache can be a real bummer if you don’t have a pill lying around. Well, not necessarily. In fact, there is a very easy way to get rid of it even without pills. It’s called acupressure and anyone can do it.
Acupressure is a type of massage performed on specific points on the body and it serves to stimulate the energetic channels in our body called meridians. It has been used for around 5000 years and is like acupuncture, with the needle part left out.
To get rid of a headache, all you need to do is follow the instructions below. Note that acupressure requires precision, so if you don’t get any results, you may be missing the spot.
How to apply acupressure to get rid of a headache
To begin, get comfortable and relax. You will need to apply light pressure or circular movements to the points for 30 seconds to 1 minute. The headache should disappear during the massage or 5-10 minutes after the massage.
There are 6 points for headache pain relief:
This point is located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, or where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead. Massaging this point also helps with eye fatigue removal.
These points are located symmetrically at the base of the inner edge of the eyebrows. Massaging these points can also help with a runny nose and improve visual acuity.
You can find these points located on both sides of the nostrils, in line with the eyes. The easiest way to locate them is to feel a dimple in the bottom of the cheekbones. Massaging them helps to open sinuses, relieve stress, reducing toothache and, of course, headache.
You can find these points on the back of your head, where your neck meets the hair. They are located between the ear and the beginning of the spine. Massaging these points will help you with nasal congestion relief, pain in the ears and eyes, severe headaches, and migraine.
These points can be found above your ears. The best way to find them is to feel around that area and locate the small dimple in the temple area above the ears. Applying pressure to these points relieves eye fatigue and pain in the temporal region.
You may have heard of these before – they are located on the back of your hand, in the soft area between the thumb and forefinger. Applying pressure to these points can help you to relieve back pain, toothache, and neck muscle tension.
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