Relieving Migraine Headaches with Acupressure

Two weeks ago, my daughter had a small gathering with her friends and their families. During the event, I noticed that one of the fathers, who happened to be sitting near me, seemed to be in discomfort, constantly holding his head. Concerned, I asked if he was experiencing a headache. In the midst of the crowded and noisy environment, he shared that he often suffers from migraine headaches, sometimes even leading to vomiting.Despite undergoing various tests, including a neck x-ray and brain MRI, all results came back negative.

Wanting to help, I suggested trying acupressure. Initially hesitant, he eventually agreed. With his consent, I began applying acupressure, focusing solely on the Fengchi acupoint, gently kneading it. Throughout the process, I remained gentle and patient, gradually feeling the tension under my fingertips release bit by bit. He closed his eyes and started to relax. After 10 minutes, he expressed experiencing significant relief from his migraine. He even commented that the acupressure provided more relief than conventional painkillers.

Hopefully this can help you too.

GB20, also known as Fengchi, is located on your neck, right below the bony bump at the back of your head (occipital bone). You can find it in the small hollow between two important neck muscles: the sternocleidomastoid muscle (which runs down the side of your neck) and the trapezius muscle (which covers the upper back and extends to the back of the neck). So, if you feel where these muscles meet at the base of your skull, that’s where GB20 is located.

For self massage, you may use two thumb to gengly kneeding it.

You can also use four other fingers to massage your neck. Stroke slowly and gently from GB20 to your shoulder, moving downwards with each stroke.

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