Headache is something that is a real struggle, especially for your day to day activity. Who would want to endure pain while studying, working, or even while enjoying your favorite show, right? Pills to relieve the pain, but there are also natural remedies that you can do.
One of the simple remedies to ease headaches is through acupressure. This is an old Chinese therapy where pressures are applied at a certain point in your body. There have been studies that are about this kind of treatment to be effective in relieving pain and tension.
If you want to practice acupressure for your headache, you must know the acupressure points. Which we will be sharing in this article, but before that, here are the tips for you to perform acupressure effectively.
- Look for a place where you can sit or stand comfortably.
- Relaxing your body can also be helpful for you to perform acupressure well. To relax, you can practice deep breathing or you can play soothing background music.
- When you apply pressure on the acupressure points, you need to put firm and consistent pressure.
- Lastly, you need to check if the treatment did well or not. When you feel that the pain did not go away, stop the practice immediately.
You don’t have to be an expert, but it still important to know the right place to apply the acupressure. You can try these certain points for your headache instead of depending on pain reliever pills.
Between Your Thumb and Index Finger
This pressure point is called the hegu pressure or the union valley. You can find it in between your thumb and index finger. Using your other hand, pinch the loose skin on the hegu pressure. You can also move your thumb to massage it or just hold it still. Then, do it on your opposite hand, repeating the same process.
Both Sides of Your Spine
You can find this pressure point on both sides of your spine beneath the base of your skull. It is called the gates of consciousness, as that’s where the brainwaves were transmitted to your brain. By applying pressure using your index and middle fingers using both of your hands, the signals of pain will be blocked. You can also do this by interlocking your fingers on your head and applying pressure using your thumbs. If you’re experiencing tension on your neck, you can also do the acupressure on the gates of consciousness.
This next pressure point is helpful when you’re having tension headaches. It is good to relieve tension and stiffness of your neck and shoulder. You can apply pressure on the halfway between your shoulder joints and the base of your neck using your index and middle fingers.
Between your Eyebrows
The space between your eyebrow is a pressure point called the third eye. You can apply acupressure and gently massage it using either your thumb or index finger.
Now that you know some of the pressure points, you can easily battle with your headaches. However, one of the best ways too for you to avoid having headaches is to be healthy, eat the right food, sleep right, exercise, and drink water.