Acupressure Points for Migraine
Acupressure can help in relieving migraine symptoms by applying pressure to specific points on the body. The following are the commonly used acupressure points to relieve migraine that you can do on your own. Instead of pressing with your fingers, you can also use acupressure stick. Once you learn this simple self-care technique, you can use it anywhere and anytime.
Yintang (EXTRA 2/M-HN-3)
Yintang, also known as Hall of Impression, can be used to reduce migraine headache and dizziness. It is located between the inner edges of the eyebrows. Press it lightly with your forefinger and applying pressure using small circular motions. Then, start with your forefinger right above the bridge of the nose and stroke upward towards the forehead.
Baihui, also known as Hundred Meeting, can be used to relieve migraine headache and sore neck. It is located at the top of the head. Press it gently for about 1 minute. Then, release your finger for about 30 seconds, and repeat the process for few times.
Fengchi, also known as Wind Pool, is recommended for migraine headache. It improves blood circulation in the neck and head. It is located behind your earlobe, toward the top of your neck and the base of your skull. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.
Hegu, also known as Union Valley, can be used to relieve pain and headache. It is located on the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and forefinger are brought close together. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other hand.