While headache is a common health issue in our times, its relieve the natural way (i.e. without drugs) is very uncommon. But Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers us an easy self-applicable natural therapy. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Appreciating the fact that our body is a complex biologic-ecologic phenomenon, headache is one of most common symptoms related to health issues generally. Like, inter alia, …
- pain/tension in muscles
…just to name a couple of those.
Usually tackled with drugs – leading to additional symptoms and health issues – yes, an unsolved vicious cycle.
To circumvent, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is offering us a natural therapy named acupressure to touch certain points on our body softly and powerful, in order to balance the energy system of our body. Alleviating pain – headache included. (Without synthetic drugs.)
TCM PRESSURE POINTS – SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
Although these TCM findings go back thousands of years, they are scientifically verified today. Inter alia in China, by the
- University of Science and Technology in Wuhan
- Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou
and in Kaohsiung,Taiwan, at the
- I-Shou University
- Kaohsiung Medical University
Thereby, to stimulate pressure points, pressure should be firm for several minutes in a circular or up-and-down motion. Without hurting, to be sure.
Let’s consider following half dozen pressure points (Chinese terms) – on feet and other parts of the body.
Points on feet
Just focus on 2 pressure points:
By practitioners of acupressure, this spot is also termed Gall Bladder 41.
This pressure point is located between fourth toe and the pinky toe to move down to the area between knuckles connecting toes to feet.
When stimulating for some minutes with applying pressure to this point, this may help with headaches.
There comes the spot called Liver 3 by acupressure practitioners, on top of the foot. To be found on the webbing between the second and the big toes.
Moving down until hand is level with knuckle. Again, stimulating for some minutes to relax headache and tension. Besides also stress and low back pain.
There are 4 other pressure points of relevance to relieve headache naturally. Like…
A spot named Gall Bladder 21 by practitioners of acupressure.
By stimulating this point in the middle between neck and shoulders.
Helping not only with neck pain and neck stiffness but also headache.
Although not recommended in cases of pregnancy.
Also termed as Gall Bladder 20, to stimulate this pressure point on both sides of the spine, at the spot where the large muscles of the neck attach to the base of the head.
Termed Triple Heater 3 by acupressure practitioners, this spot is between ring and pinky finger, and the knuckles to connect fingers to the hand.
Besides relieving shoulder and neck pain, so it does with tension headaches.
also termed as Large Intestine 4 to be located at the side of the index finger
connecting to the hand, between the index finger and thumb.
This may not only relieve tension, stress, and toothache, but also
However, it is not safe during pregnancy either.
IN A NUTSHELL
While headache is a common health issue in our times, its relieve the natural way (i.e. without drug-related symptoms and additional health issues) is very uncommon. But Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers us an easy self-applicable natural therapy.
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