Symptomatic relief of headaches can often be achieved through acupressure. The great thing about acupressure is that you can do it yourself, anytime, anywhere.

Try this* the next time you have a mild headache:

Taking one hand, squeeze the thumb against the base of the index finger. The acupressure point for headaches is found at the highest point of the bulge of the muscle.

Using the thumb of your other hand, press gently but firmly on this point until it feels a little sore or tender. Keep pressing for up to two minutes, then notice if your headache pain has changed. Switch hands and continue with the method until your headache is gone.

*Do not use this method on yourself or anyone who is pregnant.

Eileen Seto, R.TCM.P.

Victory Health & Wellness