September 29, 2017

Where is the acupressure point for a headache?

Traditional Chinese medicine uses acupressure as a form of alternative treatment for the purpose of eliminating pain, establishing an energy flow and restoring balance to the body.

Acupressure is a method that presses specific points on the body specific to certain organs, body parts or the physical problem itself.


In the event that you have a headache, which is acute and not too painful, you can use the pressure on the acupressure spot located at the root of the palm, between the thumb and the pointer.

In this way, you stimulate the point along the energy road that goes from hand to head, signaling the body to divert excess energy away from the head. By pushing this point you can reduce muscle tension.

Where is the headache acupressure point located ?


The acupressure headache spot is located between the thumb and index finger, in a soft part (little hill).

The acupressure headache spot is located between the thumb and pointer, in a soft part (little hill).


It is necessary to use the index finger and thumb of the other hand and press the right place.

Start slowly and then boost pressure, but not so much that you can’t hold it. It's better to be too weak than too strong.


The pressure should last from 20 to 30 seconds, and during this time, you should breathe rhythmically, occasionally and through the nose. 

Repeat the procedure three times, and then do the same on the other hand.