Massage to Relief Headache
Headache is a symptom of many acute and chronic conditions. Traditional Chinese Medicine claims that headache is either due to pathogenic obstructions or inadequate nourishment in the head region. Chinese massage is most suited for headache due to flu, migraine or muscular tension.
You can follow the graph of acupressure points below as a reference of where you should be massaging.
- Press and knead between the eyebrows 30 times.
- Wipe the forehead with the middle knuckles of the index fingers, 30 times.
- Thumb-knead the temples 30 times, then wipe back towards the hairline 30 times.
- Press and knead the depressions below the occipital bones (Gb20), at the bottom of the skull, 30 times.
- Cleanch the fists and beat the middle of the back of the opposite shoulder (Gb21), 15 times on each side.
- 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:
Acupressure Points for Headaches