It is important to note that migraine headaches has affected millions of individuals all over the world and can be severe that it can force an individual to drop by in the emergency department for treatment. An alternative mode of treatment usually involves the application of pressure using the fingertips to several pressure points on the body in order to reduce the tension as well as affect the flow of blood.
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It is recommended to start the pressure point therapy on the temples. Based on studies conducted, you have to use the thumbs to mildly massage the temples on both sides of the head. Take note that only light pressure should be applied. The objective of this massage is to help relax the individual. You can perform the massage or the individual can do this for 20-60 seconds.
Interior ends of the eyebrows
By using the fingertips of the middle or index fingers, you have to apply firm pressure to the area on the interior end of each eyebrow. The application of firm pressure must be done in these areas and the fingertips must move in a circular manner. Just remember that pressing and holding can trigger a spasm, thus it should be done for 10-40 seconds only.
Base of the skull
Another commonly used pressure point to provide relief to a headache is at the base of the skull. The pressure must be applied to areas where the center of the skull connects with the neck. These areas which can be felt as small-sized depressions are approximately two inches apart. The application of firm pressure on these areas should be done for 1-2 minutes in order to release the pain-killing endorphins.
Above the forehead
Another pressure point located above the forehead is to draw out an imaginary line from the exterior sides of the head and move the fingers up until you will feel points that are more sensitive than the areas around them. When these spots are felt, you have to use your fingers to massage them for 10-40 seconds. There is also another pressure point that is found in the same area but it is found in the middle of the head.
It is important to note that there are also headache pressure points in the hands. This pressure point is situated in the fleshy area amidst the thumb and forefinger. You have to use gentle, circular motion on the area. It is important to note that these points might not be good to use if the individual is pregnant since it can induce labor.
By being familiar with these pressure points, you can massage them to help provide relief to the individual suffering from a migraine.