Acupressure is a technique that consists of tightening certain points of our body for therapeutic purposes. It is similar to acupuncture, but it is done with your fingertips – both techniques were created in China and are quite popular there.
For each type of pain, there are some specific points. You should press or massage them for 5 to 10 minutes, until the bad feeling subsides.
The 6 most common points for this are:
1. Yintang point
Also called the Third Eye, this point is located between the eyebrows, right at the part where the nose ends and the forehead begins. It is ideal for relieving headaches caused by tired eyes and close to the eye area.
2. Zan Zhu points
These two points are located on the inner base of the eyebrow and also help to relieve symptoms such as runny nose, in addition to improving visual accuracy.
3. Yingxiang points
Located between the mouth and the nose, but aligned with the eyes, are these two points that alleviate symptoms of sinusitis, stress and toothache and headaches. To feel them, just look for a dimple in your cheekbone.
4. Tian Zhu points
To relieve pain in the back of the head, bet on these points. They are symmetrical and located between the ears, right in the region where the spine begins. Massage them also relieves nasal congestion, pain in the eyes or ears, in addition to reducing migraines.
5. Shuai Gu points
To relieve pain in the side of the head, just press these two points located at the temples, just above the ears and about 2 to 3 centimeters from the line where the hair starts. Just look for a dimple and massage it vigorously. It also helps with eye fatigue.
6. He Gu points
One of the most relaxing points of our body also serves to relieve headache, back pain and toothache, in addition to reducing muscle tension. You find it on the back of your hands, between your thumb and forefinger.