Headaches can often become so severe and frustrating making you unable to properly function. Not having pain killers near you only makes the thing worse. In case you find yourself in that kind of situation, we have prepared a few methods for relieving headache naturally and efficiently.
We are going to discuss acupressure points that are particularly beneficial for relieving headaches. Even though you need to know the right points, you don’t need any special medical knowledge to perform acupressure.
Acupressure points for relieving headache
First of all, you need to take a relaxing position. This massage only takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute. You should use circular movements and apply light pressure on the spots. The headache will be gone after 10-15 minutes at most.
1. He Gu Points
These symmetrical points can be found on the back of the hand, between the thumb and forefinger. If you apply some pressure to the area, it will relieve a toothache, back pain and some tension in the neck muscles.
2. Shuai Gu Points
These points are 2-3 cm from the beginning of the hairline in the temple area. You might feel a small dimple to find this point. If you apply pressure to it, it will relieve pain in the temporal region and eye fatigue.
3. Tian Zhu Points
You can find these points in the back of the head, in the middle, between the ear and the beginning of the spine. If you massage them, it will relieve nasal congestion, pain in the eyes and ears, severe headache and migraine.
4. Yingxiang Points
These points are on the both sides of the nostrils in line with the eyes. To find them, you need to feel a dimple in the bottom of the cheekbones. This will help to open the sinuses, reduce headache and toothache, and relieve stress.
5. Zan Zhu Points
These points are located at the base of the inner edge of the eyebrows. If you massage this area, it will relieve a runny nose and improve visual acuity. Just do the massage for a minute. You can either do it with pressing or circular movements.
6. Yintang Point
This is the point of the third eye. You can find it between the eyebrows where the bridge of the nose passes into the forehead. This point can help with eye fatigue removal.
These massage techniques are not only beneficial for treating migraine, but also for other similar types of pain. The best thing is that they don’t take a lot of your time and you can always do them whenever you need to.