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Pressure points for headaches

Headaches and Your Everyday Life

Headaches may take place now and then. However, we all know that suffering from these too often is not a good sign. There are many people who have constant headaches, taking over-the-counter medications daily just to suppress these. On the other hand, there are those who suffer from occasional, repetitive headaches which can be quite strong and uncomfortable. Either way, if you suffer from headaches often you need to treat them. Medications can be helpful but they do not fight the cause of your headache, merely the symptom, which is pain. Therefore, the pain and headaches remain present, with the exception that you cannot feel them. This can be quite counter-productive since your health can deteriorate without you knowing it. There are many different natural ways of treating headaches. Acupressure is one of these. Even though this method has not been officially recognized as a medical treatment, acupressure has helped many with their problems and it is used a lot throughout the world.

Basically, acupressure removes pain by stimulating certain parts of our body through pressure. There are several spots which are meant to stop headaches when pressed the right way. Read on to learn how to relieve yourself of headaches this way.

Acupressure against Headaches

One of the spots which can relieve you from headaches is the area on your hand, between the thumb and the index finger. In order to experience relief, you are to massage this area by squeezing it and pinching it until it becomes tender. About 30 seconds of acupressure will suffice here. Just make sure your palm faces the floor while doing this and avoid this method if you are pregnant.

Next area is located on your forearm, a bit further from your wrist. You need to turn your palms to the floor and locate the area between your two arm bones. Then, press the area with the thumb of your other hand for about 30 seconds.

Finally, your head has acupressure spots which can remove headaches too. All you need to do is place both of your hands on the back of your head, finding small depressions located at the base of your skull, one on each side of your neck midline. Then, massage these areas in circular motion for about 2 minutes.

There are other pressure spots of this type on our body. Gently massaging our temples may help. Also, the top of the foot, between the big toe and the toe next to it. Next, you might massage the inside of your eyebrows, the part nearest to your nose, by using the tips of your middle fingers.   

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