Do you know that there are ways of getting rid of a headache other than taking medicine? In case you don’t have any drugs available at home or you don’t want to use drugs, you can use acupressure to relieve a headache. Acupressure is an ancient technique based on Chinese medicine. It works just like acupuncture but without the needles.
Basically, acupressure is a form of massage. It is a mixture of acupuncture and reflexology. You can practice acupressure without a special training. You can apply this massage on the acupressure points for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Let’s take a look at how we can apply massage to these points.
Take a comfortable position and relax. There are 6 points that you need to massage to relieve a headache. You can massage these points by pressing on them slightly or applying circular movements. Usually the headache disappears during or 5 to 10 minutes after the massage.
Now let’s take a look at these spots
1. Yin Tang spot
According to the information on chakras, Yin tang spot is in the center of eye brows just above the nose. You can press on this spot to relieve tiredness on the eyes.
2. Zan Zhu spots
These symmetrical spots are located at the base of the inner edge of eyebrows. Massaging these points also relieves a runny nose and improves eye sight. Massage these spots with circular movements or just press on them for a minute. You will feel the relaxation immediately.
3. Ying xiang spots
These are located on both sides of your nostrils at eye level. You can feel the dimple at the end of your cheek bones. Massaging these points will open sinus passages, alleviate toothache pain and relieve stress.
4. Tian Zhu spots
These spots are at the back of your head between ears and top part of the spine. Massaging these points relieves nasal congestion, eye pain and migraine headache.
5. Shuai Gu spots
These spots are located 2-3 cm (1 inch) over the ears. To find the exact spot you can feel around for a dimple with your fingers above the ears. Massaging these spots relieve eye fatigue and pain in temples.
6. He Gu spots
These spots are located at the back of the hand between thumb and the forefinger. Massaging these spots relieves headache, backache and toothache. Besides it eases the tension around the neck area.
Learning the locations of these spots will enable you to apply massage to yourself at any time and any place.
Please, feel free to share your experiences after you tried the massage.