No one enjoys having a headache. Even though headache is a very common condition and most people have their go-to medicine in their pockets, sometimes, it’s just not enough. If you’re looking for a more natural way to get relief for your headache or want a more effective way to treat your pain, you’ve come to the right place!
There is another effective Eastern method (other than your daadi’s desi totkay!) that you can vouch for when everything else fails.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique that involves applying pressure at certain specified points in the body using our fingertips. These points in the body are then stimulated to provide relief from tension or pain.
Ying Tang Point
The middle of the forehead is normally known as the third eye. This is also a common pain area for a lot of people. If this area of your forehead starts to ache, you can use your middle and index finger and rub at the spot for a couple of seconds. Continue doing this up to a minute to alleviate the pain you’re facing.
Zan Zhu Points
Zan Zhu points are two points located under the beginning edge of our eyebrows. Use your index finger and apply pressure to these areas in circular motions. Massage these two areas for about 50-60 seconds or till you feel less pain.
These two points are above our lips and on both sides of our nose. Another way to locate these points is to smile and identify where your dimples are, at the sides of your cheeks. Massage these points to open sinuses and relieve stress and headaches.
Tian Zhu Points
These two points are located behind your neck and at the beginning of your spine. Massage these points with your index finger to relive the sinuses, pain in the ears/eyes and severe headaches.
Shuai Gu Points
These points are located right above our ear lobes. When touch it, you may find a small dimple. Pressure at the temple area can cause instant relief. You can use your index finger to apply pressure at this point and massage it for a few seconds.
He Gu Points
These are one of the well-known points at the front of our hands between the forefinger and the thumb. Applying pressure at this point relieves not just headache but also toothache and stress in the neck muscles.
If you carefully follow these instructions, you will experience relief very soon after you apply pressure to the various points. If you have tried these techniques and still see no improvements, you shouldn’t wait to see a doctor. To talk to a doctor from the comfort of your home: click here