We’ve all experienced a day in bed with a headache. Sometimes, we did it to ourselves. A night of drinking is a great way to score a killer cranium the next day, and the only reason that pain isn’t worrisome is that we know how we ended up in the situation. But what if a headache hits you out of nowhere and the pill you need isn’t at hand? While the situation seems hopeless, we are here to tell you it isn’t so. There is a scientific way to get rid of a headache… in 5 minutes… without any pills, and it’s called acupressure. And the best part is that anyone can do it as it doesn’t require special medical knowledge. So have a look below, you’ll thank me later.
How to massage acupressure points
First, take a comfortable position and relax. The massage doesn’t take much time: from 30 seconds to 1 minute on average. Massage a point with light pressing or circular movements. Usually, the headache disappears during the massage or 5-10 minutes after it.
There are 6 main points to get rid of a headache
The point of the third eye, or Yintang, is situated between the eyebrows in the place where the bridge of the nose passes into the forehead. This point is also responsible for eye fatigue removal.
These symmetrical points are located at the base of the inner edge of the eyebrows.
Massage of this area also relieves a runny nose and improves visual acuity. Massage for 1 minute by pressing or circular movements.
These points are located on both sides of the nostrils in line with the eyes.
To find them, feel a dimple in the bottom of the cheekbones. It helps to open sinuses, reduce headache and toothache, and relieve stress.
The points are located in the back of the head in the middle, between the ear and the beginning of the spine.
Massaging these points helps to relieve nasal congestion, pain in the eyes and ears, severe headache, and migraine.
The Shuai gu points are situated 2-3 cm from the beginning of the hairline in the temple area.
Feel a small dimple to find this point. Pressure applied to this area relieves pain in the temporal region and eye fatigue.
These symmetrical points are located on the back of the hand between the thumb and forefinger.
Pressure applied to this area also relieves back pain, toothache, and tension in the neck muscles.