Accupressure Migraine Headache Relief

Accupressure Migraine Headache Relief

Acupressure migraine headache relief is a completely natural form of pain relief and one that uses totally non-invasive techniques. In this article I will talk about how acupressure is used to relieve pain and can be used to help you with your headaches and migraines.

Its origins lie in traditional Chinese medicine and they believe that there are channels of energy flowing through your body. These channels are often referred to as meridians and along these various meridians in the human body the ancient Chinese method says there are vital energy points.  

It is believed there are 800 of these and if they become blocked the flow of energy or chi can cause illness and pain. Once the natural flow of energy is achieved, pain will be relieved.  

This is where acupressure is used to unblock any stoppages and allow your meridians and chi to return to normal.  

Here is an interesting technique you can do next time you have any type of migraine or headache:  

There is an energy point called the GB 20 or if you prefer to use the more romantic Chinese term, it is called ‘The Gates of Consciousness’ and can be found approximately 1 inch either side of the spinal column just below where the skull meets the neck.  

Use your fingers or thumbs to massage this point on the body to help relieve tension, stress and pain in the head. It is a good idea to do this sitting down with your elbows on the table and your head resting in your hands, as this will prevent any arm strain during this simple acupressure exercise. There are lots of different types of migraine headache relief and they come in many different forms. Some natural like the one above and some that use medication. Explore some good resources to find a pain relief solution that is good for you.