When it comes to soothing a headache, most people take painkillers. But, there are many studies which have proved that these pills may damage the kidneys and are detrimental for the overall health.
Instead taking pills, you should try some of the alternative approaches for relieving the pain.
In today’s article we are going to write about acupressure and its effectiveness in relieving pain.
Acupressure or shiatsu is ancient form of therapy in which by using the hands, pressure is applied to certain points on the body. Acupressure is form of therapy of Japanese origin and it is based on the same principles as acupuncture and reflexology, but it doesn’t require any equipment or medical knowledge.
In order to perform acupressure you need to sit in comfy role and then gently apply pressure and rub the points, which are explained below, for 30 seconds to 1 minute. The headache normally disappears among 5-10 minutes afterwards. However, sometimes it may take longer.
These are the points also called acupressure factors that you need to stimulate in order to relieve headaches:
Yintang point also is called the 0.33 eye factor and it is located among the eyebrows on the vicinity, in which the bridge of the nostril is going to the the front. By massaging this point you can also relieve eye fatigue.
Zhu Zan factor
This point is located at the base of the inner edge of your eyebrows. By applying pressure and massaging this spot you can experience relieve of the nasal secretion and improve visual acuity.
This factor is positioned on each facets of the nostrils in the eye peak. In order to locate this point you should find the dimple under your cheekbones and rub down. This will provide you relief of headaches, toothache and stress.
Tian Zhu factors
Tian Zhu points are located on the center part of the back of the head between the ear and at the beginning of your spinal column. By rubbing and tingly massaging these points you can relieve headaches as well as eye and ear pain, nasal congestion and migraines.
Shuai Gu factors
You can find the Shuai Gu factors about 2-3 cm. from the start of your hairline around the temples. These points may be lying in small pits so you should apply strain to this location and thus relieve your complications and eye fatigue.
I Gu factors
These points are located among the thumb and index finger at the hand. Gently massage them and you will experience relief of complications, pain, toothache as well as anxiety within the neck muscle tissues.