In a prior article about using acupressure for fast migraine headache relief, pictures were not used. Here, that oversight is remedied.
One of the easiest, and less attention drawing pressure points for migraine relief is the Li 4 point. As illustrated to the left, this point is in the fleshy part of one’s hand, between the thumb and forefinger. To make use of this pressure point, use the thumb of the opposite hand to apply pressure to the point, pressing hard enough to feel like you are “touching a nerve”. Make small circular motions with the pressing thumb, for about 30 seconds, then repeat for the other hand.
Personally, I have tried this, and it seems to aid in relieving my migraine attacks. It is best to do this as soon as you get the inkling that you are at the onset of a migraine.
The next useful acupressure point is called the SP 6 point. This one, illustrated to the right, is about the width of one’s hand, above the ankle, on the inside of the leg. Again, using your thumb, apply moderate to firm pressure on the point when it feels like you are “touching the nerve”. Use the same circular motion as above, for about 30 seconds, then repeat on the other leg’s point.
The last one discussed today, is one that looks almost embarrassing, if one were to be seen doing it out in public. However, given the choice between the excruciating pain of a migraine, and the embarrassment, I’d choose to be embarrassed! You can even explain what you’re doing, if you so desire to do so…
This acupressure point for migraine relief is located just under the base of the skull bone, on either side of the neck, about a thumb’s width below the bone, and about three thumb’s width from the back of the ear. These spots are a bit more tender than the other ones and care, again, should be exercised when utilizing these particular acupressure points.
Migraine relief, using these acupressure points should be quick in coming to you.
Here’s to your Migraine Relief!