How To Use Acupressure For Headaches
How To Use Acupressure For Headaches
As acupressure is both a diagnostic and treatment tool, it can be used for headaches. This video explains and demonstrates acupressure for headaches.
Welcome to how to use acupressure for headaches. Now, it's important when you're dealing with headaches that you're aware that certain conditions can be very important to see your GP about. So if you do have persistent headaches and then they don't respond to treatments, then very important that you will get them investigated further with your GP.
In this case, we're going to use Shawn as guinea pig and we've already gone through a basic diagnosis and we're going to go through a basic protocol to how to deal with dull headaches affecting the temples. So, the first thing that we want to do is our friend's large intestine four, so we're going to work with both hands, rofa technique, which is a circular technique on the points. Now, you will also expect that since there is a dull headache, there may not be quite enough blood flow reaching the head, so very often in these cases, these could excessive tension in the shoulders.
If you turn around, so we're going to investigate where the tension is on the neck and we could feel the shoulders are relatively open but the occiput of the neck, the base of the neck, are very very tight. So, there are particular points that are very useful for this and that's gallbladder twenty which is a point just in the occiput. The base of the skull is a very very good point to work with and again, we're going to be working with rofa, and if you want to be a little bit more strong and vigorous, we can work with just a technique that fits across the tap rofa where we can pluck the tension of the tendons with all the certainty.
And then we can come back to our rofa technique, disperse and we can move the rofa down the neck. And all the time, we're trying to allow more blood flow to come up through the neck up to the head. And if you just let to face, there we go.
So, the next point we're going to work with is the local point where the headache's accumulating. This is just on the temples, so normally we would work on both sides at the same time and again, we just want to use a gentle rofa technique and we're just exploring the local tension in this area. In this case, we found one spot just around here which is very tight.
So, we can use ad fa which is direct pressure on the area. I'm going to press here, how does that feel? It feels quite nice and quite tight. So, what we're going to do is work on that muscle until the muscle's released.
Now, if you're having trouble releasing this area, what we may need to do is explore the local area to see where there are any other areas of tightness and a classic area where a lot of people touch is the jaw and this gets the jaw feeling quite nice, very open, just that one spot here. As I press that, how does that feel? Definitely much tighter. So, we're going to work on both at the same time and again, we're just using rofa just to investigate and also to treat.
And as you can see we're using opposite circles, we're getting all the skin in the area to move, so the ear moving nicely because of the skin on the cheekbone moving nicely. Then, we use bigger techniques and just around here, we found a very good spot. So I just rub it, how does that feel now? It feels like almost painful, not painful but tensed.
Does that re-create any of the symptoms that you get with that dull temple sensation? Okay. So, this is the process where the local point actually is and we're just going to disperse that. So, we're just going to do again using nice rofa and let's start to soften now.
So while we're working on the head, we need to make sure we support the head. If we don't put bottom on people because if we don't do that, the neck will try to stand up and support the head and we cant produce what we're trying to do in this case which is release the local point of the head, release the neck and shoulders. So, we're still working there, I'm just going to work on the side a little bit and that will open up very nicely.
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