Advil vs Acupressure for Headache Relief

IF YOU’RE TIRED OF POPPING pills to ease headache, acupressure offers a natural and medication free way to get rid of pain fast. You may have already heard of the technique of squeezing the meaty part of your hand between your thumb and forefinger; this is one of the most commonly used acupressure points. Simply pinch that tender area on either hand between your opposite thumb and forefinger and press for about two-minute, or until your headache subsides. This trick stimulates the pressure point called Large Intestine-4, nd typically brings relief for traditional headaches.

If you’re suffering from a sinus headache, you’ll use a different pressure point for hands on pain relief. To target this spot called Urinary Bladder-2 firmly press the inner corners of your eyebrows with thumb and forefinger. You can rest your elbow on a desk or counter and lean into your hand to make this position easier to hold. The pressure needn’t be intense, but you should feel a bit of an ache. After a couple of moments, your sinus pressure should start to lift. For best results, repeat either treatment about once an hour., holding for two to five minutes at a time. To boost the OMG status of this treatment more try out Head Strong Massage Oil at www.omgalternmed.com  which is formulated with beet extract and lemongrass to promote lymphatic drainage as well as relieve nervous tension.

Source: Venus Elyse, acupuncturist and founder of Integrative Healing in Fairfax, California

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One response to this post.

  1. I really enjoyed your blog post and how much information you impart about acupressure. Unfortunately, medication doesn’t work too well for me – it just feels so unnatural. I just feel like there has to be a better way to deal with headaches. I used to try the green tea remedies too, but then I found a neat product called Aculief that uses pressure on the LI-4 spot on my hand to provide tension relief. Check out their website for more info: http://www.aculief.com/products/aculief. I hope this helps more people like me who suffer from tension and headaches!

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