(TruthSeekerDaily) A headache is a symptom of many acute and chronic conditions. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) claims that headache is either due to pathogenic obstructions or inadequate nourishment in the head region. The cause may also be spiritual unalignment with your inner self. Acupressure massage is most suited for headache due to flu, migraine or muscular tension. Massage your neck and back of your head daily for migraine prevention and relief. See chart below for step numbers to match instructions in the rest of the article.
1. Press and knead between the eyebrows 30 times.
2. Wipe the forehead with the middle knuckles of the index fingers, 30 times.
3. Thumb-knead the temples 30 times, then wipe back towards the hairline 30 times.
4. Press and knead the depressions below the occipital bone (Gb20), at the bottom of the skull, 30 times.
5. Clench the fists and beat the middle of the back of the opposite shoulder (Gb21), 15 times on each side.
6. Nip and knead the middle part of the palm web, between the thumb and the index finger (Li4), 30 times on each hand.
Add the following steps for individuals with:
7. Use the middle fingers to knead the corners of the forehead inside the hairline (St8), 30 times. Firmly wipe again the temple of the affected side, 20 times. Nip and knead the back of forearm 2-finger-breadths above the wrist (Sj5), 30 times on each side. Nip and knead on the back of the palm between the ring and little finger (Sj3), 30 times on each side.
Headache Located In The Crown:
8. Knead the center of the crown of the head (Du20), 30 times.
9. Knead the front of the forearm, 2-finger-breadths above the midline of the wrist (Pc6), 30 times on each side.
10. Knead the dorsum of the foot in the depression between the big toe and the second toe (Lr3), 30 times on each side.
11. Rub the center of the sole of the foot (Kl1), 30 times on each side.
Headache Located In The Back Of The Neck:
4. Knead the back of the head with the thumbs, 30 times.
7. Knead the base of the little finger (Si3), 30 times on each side.
All of the above are great Do-It-Yourself techniques to improve circulation, and ease throbbing. Couple this with a revamped diet, which promotes very healthy hydration levels, and you just may be able to save yourself a few trips to the doctor and/or Pharmacy.
As always, whether your problems are severe or not, it is always recommended to be in constant contact with your physician, and never self-diagnose.