We all suffer from time to time with headaches!
Sudden headaches can often blindside you and make you inefficient throughout the day. The dull aching head pain including tightness across your forehead and tenderness on your neck and shoulder muscles are the few symptoms that we definitely would want to get relief from!
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Although some pills that often offer quick solutions, but in long term, they can lead to addiction or worse.
However, there are other ways to get rid of the skull crushing distractions that can provide relief without medication before it becomes unbearable and difficult to handle.
- Number 1: ACUPRESSURE
Acupressure is a type of massage, originated in China and is performed on specific points on the body that stimulates the energy channels in our body. It has been around 5000 years and it’s scientifically proven to be effective. It’s similar Acupuncture, but without the needles.
Applying Acupressure is very easy. To begin, try to relax as best to your abilities and get comfortable.
You can even close your eyes to block out the lights. Apply light pressure or circular movement to certain points of the body situated in various places in your head. The headaches should start to disappear after massaging these points for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
The Yintang Points
Located in between your eyebrows, massaging them helps to relieve eye fatigue.
The Zan Zhu Points
Located at the base of the inner edge of the eyebrows, massaging them relieves a runny nose and improves visual keenness.
The Yinxiang Points
Located on both sides of the nostrils and in line with the eyes, massaging them helps open sinuses, relieve stress and headaches and surprisingly reduces toothache!
The Tian Zhu Points
Located at the back of your head where the neck meets the hairline at the beginning of the spine, massaging them helps with nasal congestion relief pain the ears and eyes, severe headaches and migraine.
The Shuai Gu Points
Located above your ears, massaging them helps relieve eye fatigue and pain in the temporal region.
The He Gu Points
These points are located at the back of your hand, in the soft area between the thumb and forefinger. Applying pressure in this area relieves back pain, toothache and tension in the neck muscles.
Keep in mind that other than Acupressure there are other ways that can also relieve your headaches and stress levels.
If you regularly do desk work, taking a small break and closing your eyes will greatly help you. In addition, you can massage your shoulders and neck to prevent headaches from occurring.
There are also some alternate methods. See below:
- Caffeine helps relieve headaches and provides temporary relief but it may be a double edged sword. Therefore, ingesting too much can cause caffeine dependency and an elevated adenosine in the bloodstream.
- Drinking plenty of water helps as dehydration can lead to headaches. For men it’s standard to drink at least 3 liters and for women it’s around 2.2 liters daily.
- Changing to a healthy diet can also reduce headaches and stress levels.
- In addition to quitting alcohol and smoking, regular exercise and taking plenty of rest are few other ways that can also provide long-term solutions. In severe cases, consult your doctor or a certified physician.
Check all the above tips, and if doesn’t help you, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR!