Sunday, April 25, 2010

Acupressure for Relieving Headaches/Migraines

Most of us suffer from headaches and migraines. There could be various reasons for getting such problems .what made me to write this post on this issue is that I am one among you who prone for such daily minor yet annoying headaches. My initial approach was to go to a pharmacist, get a pill, swallow it and relax for a while. How many such pills should I take daily? Will this solve my problem was the doubt I had in my mind. I started this therapy about six months back. Now I am without a pill managing to get rid off it with this acupressure therapy.
I suggest my readers to try this method before swallowing a pill. It is simple yet effective.
Now before we go for this exercise let us be aware off the reasons of getting this problem.

1. Emotional stress
2. Nervousness & anxiety
3. Stiff neck & shoulders
4. Hangover & flu
5. Tiredness pauses.
6. Improper sleeping poisture
7. Menstruation cycle.
Note: if you are suffering from very chronic headaches/migraines, my advice is that you see a physician first.
Points for Acupressure:1.The first point is the at the base of the skull .
2.second point is on the hands .
Acupressure on Point-1 activation
Stand/sit straight .Put your hands on your head to locate the depressions at the base of your skull. Press gently on the points with the thumbs. Feel the pain .If you find the pain on the points press it gently for about 1-2 minutes. If one is not able to do this you can take someone’s help.Sometimes you find a severe pain do not leave it .continue it for said time. Pressure should be applied intermittently.Look at this picture for locating the points below the skull

Second point of activation (on hands):

As shown in the pictures press the point intermittently for 1-2 minutes. Follow this exercise 3 times in 24 hours. Do not press the points more than 3 times in 24 hours. By over pressing points we may damage them
For more information you can buy this book
Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments


  1. Headache migraines and several other type of pains. They can be contagious but if cured in the initial stages could prevent it. Accupressure is one of the best therapy to treat them without any side effects.

  2. when i first read this post i only half believed that it would work. but after trying it out i am so surprises at how easily it helped me through my headaches