3 Acupressure Points for Migraines

Migraine - girl laying down with hand on head

Migraines – light sensitivity, dizziness, nausea, the list goes on. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, then try these three acupressure points to help your head!

 

Acupressure is an ancient self-healing technique activated by applying pressure to certain points along the body. These ‘acupoints’ are areas along energetic pathways (meridians) where one can stimulate and move Qi, or vital energy. When energy becomes stuck, we experience symptoms such as pain. 

 

Try using these three acupressure points to ease the pain of a migraine

 

  1. M-HN-9 “Supreme Yang”: On the face, at the temples, approximately one finger’s width away from the outer canthus (corner) of the eye. Close your eyes and massage both sides with even, firm pressure in a counter-clockwise direction for up to five minutes.

  2. Fengchi “Wind Palace”: On the back of the head, at the base of the occiput, approximately three fingers’ width from the center of the neck. Usually a tender spot, the best way to activate and release this point is to lie down on your back and allow gravity to press your head down on your fingers or thumbs. Close your eyes and breathe deeply as you lie down for at least a minute.

  3. Taichong “Supreme Rushing”: On the top of the foot, in the hollow between the big toe and second toe, about two fingers’ width up from the base of the big toe. Sit in a comfortable seat, and press into this point with even, firm pressure for at least three minutes on each side.

              

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