Most of us get headaches from time to time, and the reasons behind it are varied. It could be the result of dehydration, lack of sleep, the list just goes on and on!
However, your headaches could be a warning sign of even more worrying health problems.
It’s better to be safe than sorry, so if your concerned about your headache, then it’s advised that you go visit your doctor as soon as you can.
You can click here to see what those possible health problems are.
As I said, headaches can be caused by many different issues.
From sleep deprivation, drinking too much alcohol, stress or emotional distress. But it could also be the result of a medical condition like anxiety or high blood pressure.
Depending on the cause, they can range from a mild headache to a raging pain.
Roughly 45 million people suffer from chronic headaches, and 28 million people suffer from migraines in the U.S. alone.
Once a headache occurs, people can find it difficult to carry out any normal everyday tasks.
That’s why most people reach for a pain killer to help ease their headache.
But what most people don’t realise is that there’s a simple way to remedy your headache.
It only takes five minutes and you’ll feel results almost instantly!
All you have to do is simply massage certain acupressure points.
How to correctly massage acupressure points
First, take a comfortable position and relax. Relaxation is the key when eliminating pain.
The massage doesn’t take much time, it’ll take roughly 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Massage a point with light pressing, or you could try circular movements.
Typically the headache will disappear during the massage or a few minutes after it.
What are the six main points?
The point of the third eye, also known as the Yintang, is situated between the eyebrows.
It is typically in the area where the bridge of the nose passes into the forehead.
This point is usually responsible for eye fatigue, and a quick massage here is great for it’s removal.
The symmetrical points can be found at the base of the inner edge of the eyebrows.
All you have to do is massage of this area. Massaging this area also relieves a runny nose and can improve visual acuity.
If your having problems with these areas then you should massage for 1 minute by pressing or circular movements.
The yingxiang points are found on both sides of the nostrils in line with the eyes.
If your struggling to find them, feel a dimple in the bottom of the cheekbones.
It helps to open sinuses and reduces headache and toothache you may have. But it’s also known to relieve stress.
The Tian zhu points are located towards the back of the head, between the ears and the beginning of the spine.
Massaging these points will help relieve nasal congestion, any pain in the eyes and ears, as well as severe headache, and migraines.
The Shuai gu points are located 2-3 cm from the beginning of your hairline in the temple area.
To massage this area all you have to do is feel a small dimple to find this point.
When you apply pressure to this area it will relieve pain in the temporal region and save you from any eye fatigue.
The He Gu points are symmetrical points located at the back of your hand, between your thumb and forefinger.
All you have to do is apply some light pressure. This will relieve back pain, toothache, and tension in the neck area.
If your suffering from a headache try some of these simple massages.
It’s a much more natural method of relieving any headache you may be suffering from.
It also means your not having to spend money on painkillers! Those pennies add up after all!
Of course if headaches are a persistent problem for you, and you’ve not been diagnosed with chronic migraines, then it may be a good idea to see your doctor.
Persistent headaches could be a sign of more serious problems, and it’s always best to get them check out as soon as possible!
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