Acupressure for Headaches & Migraines
Most headaches are caused primarily by tension, which constricts the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the brain. A headache is the body’s warning signal that the brain may not be getting enough oxygen. Too often, we choose to repress the warning signals of a headache by taking aspirin or another pain reliever, instead of dealing with the stress and the real cause.
If you have a bad headache that persists for more than several days, call your doctor.
Self-Healing Acupressure Routine for Headaches
The following self-care routine can be done either lying down or sitting comfortably.
1. Palm Press the Temples
Position the heel of your hand on your temples, in the indentations outside of your eyebrows. Apply firm pressure inward and rotate your hands while breathing deeply for one minute.
2. Hold Base of Skull with Bridge of Nose
Place a hand under the base of your skull (GB 20), thumb on one side, fingertips on the other, three inches
apart. Use your other hand to press the upper ridge of the eye socket near the bridge of the nose (B 2) with your thumb and middle finger. Use your index finger to gently touch between the eyebrows (GV 24.5). Press underneath the skull firmly as you tilt your head back and breathe deeply for one minute.
Use your middle and index fingers on both hands to gradually press up under the cheekbones, directly below the center of your eyes, for one minute. Straighten your spine and breathe deeply through your nose as you hold these points gently.
4. Press the Headache Point
Place your right thumb into the webbing between the thumb and index finger (LI 4) on your left hand. Direct the pressure underneath the bone that attaches to your index finger for a minute. Then switch hands and work on your right hand.
NOTE: Do not use this point if you are pregnant.
Self-Healing Acupressure Resources
This book teaches you how to use Acupressure to relieve many conditions, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. You’ll learn how to relieve body pain through this fully-illustrated book. It’s available both in print and an eBook.
This audio program is available as an mp3 download and a CD. Practice Self-Healing through the techniques you’ll find, including easy stretching, Acupressure points, and gentle spinal exercises.
Relieve your stress with this instructional program, showing you clearly how to practice self-acupressure. Similar to an aerobic exercise video; you’ll be able to use and repeat this routine at your convenience at home.
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