Cephalalgia, or headache, is a repetitive bout of headache. Unbearable, they can be a real handicap in one's life. Acupressure is a very useful and natural way of calming migraines.
Relieving migraines with acupressure
Migraines can be long, dull or violent, and are sometimes accompanied by digestive, sensory or sensory disorders. Headaches can last from a few hours to a few days. And they can recur for years.
Before you rush off to your pharmacy, here's an acupressure-based approach based on the precepts of traditional Chinese medicine.
This holistic, integrative approach focuses on balancing the body's energies. Unlike acupuncture (with needles), acupressure requires only the fingertips (find out more about what acupuncture cures).
Of course, headaches can occur as a result of various events (wind, heat, blood stagnation or fire on the liver).
The only way to know for sure is to seek professional advice, so that he or she can take charge of your problem, in particular by taking Chinese pulses.
On the other hand, you can alleviate pain by using the following stimulation points:
- Knees: located behind the knee, in the hollow. With knees bent, massage this area by rotating for two to three minutes.
- Foot: at the intersection of the first two toes. Massage clockwise.
- Neck: this is the 20th gallbladder meridian (20VB). It lies below the skull bone, in the two hollows at the top of the neck.
- Temples: next to the outer eyebrow, at the level of the temples, it is very effective against headaches, particularly those felt after a day spent in front of a screen.
- Hand: located on the back of the hand between the thumb and index finger. Sensitive, it lies in the crease when you press your thumb against your index finger. Using your other hand in a pincer shape, hold the pressure on this point for at least 30 seconds. Pregnant women should not use this point.
Choose a recommended practitioner
If you wish to visit a dedicated practice, it's best to choose a practitioner recommended in Chinese energy. If you opt for acupuncture (with needles), make sure you choose a qualified practitioner.
In the US, legislation only allows medical doctors to practice acupuncture. A university diploma has even been created to avoid any confusion.