Our pace of life, long hours in front of screens, stress and tension are unfortunately part of our lives and in many cases are the cause of our headaches. FOREO wants to give you tips on how to relieve headaches with acupressure points and mitigate their effects.
What is acupressure?
The acupressure technique is based on acupuncture , the traditional medicinal practice of China. This technique can help relieve headaches and prevent migraines by applying pressure to specific locations on the body.
The pressure exerted, unlike with acupuncture, is with the fingers on the acupressure points or pressure points. This technique helps increase blood circulation and calm muscle tension points.
According to a study published by The American Journal of Chinese Medicine : “One month of treatment with acupressure is more effective in reducing chronic headache than 1 month of treatment with muscle relaxants, and that the effect is maintained 6 months after treatment. ”
When to use the acupressure technique
Acupressure can be effective in the long term and you can use it as many times as necessary and you need it to relax tension points that can cause headaches:
As a preventive measure: if you tend to have headaches frequently, you can use acupressure points to prevent severe headaches and prevent muscle tension that causes them.
Before the headache starts: it is often easy to detect when we are about to have a headache, whether it is from spending many hours in front of a screen, from having made a sudden movement or from migraines, that is when you can stop it or, failing that, calm the headache.
When you have a migraine attack or headache: even if you are already at the critical moment, you can alleviate and reduce discomfort and pain.
How to relieve headache with acupressure points.
Now that we know a little more about this traditional Chinese medicine technique, it’s time for you to follow FOREO ‘s advice to put it into practice.
When applying pressure to the acupressure points, it is important that it is always applied with the same intensity , be it with the fingers, knuckles, thumbs or with FOREO IRIS . Always apply gentle, firm pressure and stimulate blood circulation through a slow, circular massage.
Press your fingers between your thumb and index finger to relieve muscle tension caused by stress. This acupressure point will help you relieve stress headaches.
For head, neck and ear pain, press next to the little finger on the edge of the hand.
Press just below the eyebrows, at the top of the nose 3 times for 30 seconds. With the FOREO IRIS eye massager you can enjoy a massage while reducing tension points in the area. FOREO IRIS uses alternate technology that exerts light vibrations on the skin, with two different massages: Natural, which replicates the touches made with the fingertips; and Spa, which accompanies them with light pulsations, which will help alleviate those tension points and headaches.