Getting Rid of Headaches with Acupressure

Headaches aren’t always convenient. They don’t wait for the weekends. No, they occur, seemingly at random (more on this in another article), and are a constant drag on the quality of your day.

It’s very hard to have a fulfilling and productive day when you’re suffering from an intense headache. And even in the best of cases, when the headache isn’t causing your skull to throb, it’s still there.

Headaches are a result of many different causes. As a result, it’s best to know several different ways to treat one. That way, as soon as you find yourself with a headache, instead of diagnosing what caused it, you can treat it very quickly.

Of course, it’s very important to know what caused it eventually, as that will help you prevent future headaches. Regardless of the preventative measures you take, though, you will likely get a headache sometime, so it’s good to have a few quick remedies on hand in this type of scenario.

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is one of the best headache remedies there is. Why? Because you can do it at any time and at any place. Best of all, you don’t need anything but your body to use this remedy.

And it’s very probably that if you have a headache, you also have a body (now we’re just being funny).

Acupressure stems from ancient Chinese health and wellness techniques. You’ve probably heard of acupuncture. Acupressure is similar, except instead of using needles, you simply apply pressure with your hands and fingers.

Now, there are many different acupressure “hot spots” on your body. The key is to find the ones that will help relieve your headache. Fortunately for you, we’ve done the research and testing. Here are the top acupressure locations:

1) Top of Nose and Back of Skull – Step one, take one of your thumbs and place it on your forehead, right where the top of your nose is. Step two, take your other thumb and move it to the back of your skull, right where the skull begins to curve downward and gets softer. Your thumbs should be fairly level. Now apply firm pressure for 10 seconds, then release the pressure slowly for a count of 10.

2) Hand Acupressure – Locate the area between your thumb and pointer finger. Now take your other hand and squeeze this area. You should feel some mild discomfort. Continue doing this for five minutes, then release.

3) Top of Eye Socket – Feel the top of your eye socket, right below the eyebrow. Locate a ridge in the skull that, when pressed, is fairly painful. Once located, press this ridge for 10 seconds, then release.

Any of these three acupressure techniques will likely provide relief to your headache within minutes. This is perfect for a headache that comes on at the most inconvenient of times. No matter how inconvenient a situation is, there’s never a time you won’t be able to apply slight pressure to your hand, eye or skull.

Give these methods a shot!