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Headaches and Acupressure

Acupressure is a healing discipline developed by the Chinese. As its name might suggest, this technique was developed from acupuncture. However, acupressure involves applying pressure to certain spots on a person's body, called acupressure points, in order to reduce or completely stop any pain in the given area. Being completely natural and very effective, this method has been practiced and used all over the world, providing people relief from pain. The pressure, during acupressure therapy, can be applied by the practitioner's fingers, hands or elbows, depending on the spot and the massage itself.

If you happen to suffer from headaches and cannot stop, perhaps acupressure is the therapy for you. There are many designated acupressure spots on your head, through which, your acupressure practitioner can completely relieve you of pain. Besides headaches, acupressure easily treats shoulder pain, symptoms of flu or cold, as well as those of menstruation or menopause, also constant tiredness can be cured this way, along with any hangover symptoms.

Finally, unless your headache problem is not a serious one, where you are advised to contact with your doctor first, you can try and be your own therapist, applying pressure on the following spots, stopping your headaches.

Acupressure Points for Headache Removal

Interestingly enough, the headache spot is not located on your head. Rather, you are to clench your fist by only using your index finger and thumb. Once you do this, you will notice a small muscle bulge built up between the two bent fingers. Your desired acupressure spot is on the top of this bulge.

There are no scientific explanations that can prove acupressure's effectiveness. However, people think that it has got something to do with releasing endorphins, which are our body's natural painkillers, stopping whichever pain we might be experiencing. Another assumption is that, by applying pressure, we isolate the nerves which are trying to send pain information to the brain. Acupressure itself rests on the belief that, by pressure, the practitioner directs body energy in the right way, either unblocking it or diverting it in order to re-establish balance.

As for the tactics for pressuring the above mentioned spot, you might use your fingers, pinching between the area. Start slowly and increase the intensity gradually, until you are able to feel a strange sensation emitting from the area and moving beyond it. Still, continue applying this pressure until the pain resides and your muscles relax. While doing all this, make sure you are breathing properly, slowly and deeply for maximum effectiveness.

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