Self-Healing Tips Using Acupressure

Submitted by Jerry Parker on November 9, 2012

Popping in a Tylenol may be the easiest way to take care of a bad headache, but there are many who are not great lovers of Allopathy, and prefer using “natural remedies” to heal minor ailments. Acupressure is one such natural therapy, which not only helps in curing minor conditions, like migraines and headaches but also rejuvenates the entire body.

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Here are some acupressure techniques through which you can self-heal migraines and headaches at home without the unnecessary use of allopathic medicines:

Self-Heal Migraines and Headaches with Acupressure

Head Massage:

Place your fingers on both sides of the head, just above and behind the ears. Slowly and lightly massage upwards in slow circular motions, very similar to oiling or shampooing. When moving to a new position, lift the fingers instead of dragging it.


If you find a spot which feels tender, stop, apply light pressure for a little while and then move on.

Neck Massage:

Place your fingers behind the neck, at the base of the skull and pull the muscle downwards towards the spine. Once you do this hold and stay in this position for a minute. Similarly work all the muscles, moving downwards. Work on the other side of the neck in the same way. After working on both sides, spread the fingers of one hand, and place it on the muscle, from the base of your skull to the shoulder. Push it towards the spine, hold for a minute and release. Repeat the same exercise on the other side too.

Base of the skull:

Place hands behind the head, at the base of your skull. Beginning at the middle, move the fingers out sideways and feel for the indentations situated at the base of the skull. Press these points and deep breathe for a couple of minutes, guiding the pressure up towards the center of the head. Release pressure slowly. Once done let your hands rest on the lap as you gently close your eyes and breathe.

The Temples:

Apply pressure and press the temple while you hold and then push the fingers to the back of the head in a kneading motion. Continue to hold this position for half a minute and then release.

Warnings:

  • Do not practice Acupressure immediately after a meal, wait for at least an hour.
  • Make sure that your sessions do not exceed an hour of practice
  • Do not hold any point more than ten minutes
  • Avoid working on any single area for more than 15 minutes.
  • In case the symptoms persist contact a physician.
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