What Is Acupressure?
Acupressure is an alternative or complementary therapy derived from the traditional Chinese medicine. According to this therapy, the body has specific acupressure points that can be found in the “energy channels.”
When some of these channels are blocked, different ailments can occur. So, by a stimulation of these acupressure points, the body returns to its natural well-being.
How Can Acupressure Treat A Headache and Stress?
Acupressure can effectively stimulate the body and relax the muscles. The easiest way to treat a headache and stress is the point between the thumb and the pointer finger.
So, when experiencing some headache or stress squeeze the fleshy part between your thumb and the pointer finger. In the Chinese medicine, this particular point is known as Hoku spot.
Press this particular point for half a minute, and you will significantly reduce the tension and stress as well as ease the headache pain.
There is no limit how often you can practice this method in a day. Just make sure you sit in a comfortable position with relaxed muscles and eyes closed.
Although, this is a self-massage technique you can ask someone do it for you.
Acupressure Can Treat More Than Pain
When regularly practiced, acupressure can improve the overall health and minimize the onset of some diseases.
The World Health Organization reports that acupressure treatments can treat the common cold, viruses, emotional and mental stress, neurological disorders, skin diseases and even cancer.