6 points that help relieve headache within minutes
Acupressure is a technique that consists of squeezing certain points of our body for therapeutic purposes. It is similar to acupuncture, but it is done with your fingertips - both techniques were created in China and are quite popular there.
Here at Mega we already show 3 points that can help insomniacs fall asleep faster. Now it's time to learn how to relieve something that bothers us often: the headache. For each type of pain, there are some specific points. You should press or massage them for 5 to 10 minutes until the bad sensation subsides.
The 6 most common points for this are:
1. Yintang Point
Also called the Third Eye, this point is located between the eyebrows, right where the nose ends and the forehead begins. It is ideal for relieving headaches caused by tired eyes and near the eye area.
2. Points Zan Zhu
These two points are located at the inner base of the eyebrow and also help relieve symptoms such as runny nose and improve visual accuracy.
3. Yingxiang Points
Located between the mouth and nose, but aligned with the eyes, are these two points that alleviate symptoms of sinus, stress, and toothache and headaches. To feel them, just look for a dimple in the cheekbone.
4. Tian Zhu Points
To relieve pain in the back of the head, bet on these points. They are symmetrical and located between the ears, right in the region where the spine begins. Massaging them also relieves nasal congestion, eye or ear pain, and reduces migraines.
5. Shuai Gu Points
To relieve pain in the side of the head, just press these two points located on the temples, just above the ears and about 2 to 3 centimeters from the line where the hair starts. Just look for a dimple and massage it vigorously. It also helps in eye fatigue.
6. He Gu Points
One of the most relaxing points in our body also serves to relieve headache, backache and toothache, as well as reducing muscle tension. You find it on the back of your hands, between your thumb and forefinger.
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