These are the acupressure points for headache or migraines – one sided headachesgall bladder headache. Working on these points can help you get better faster. You do not have to use all of these points. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.
Acupressure Point ST8 — Tou Wei
Chinese Name: 頭 維
Location: at the corner of the forehead at the junction of the forehead and hairline.
Benefits: migraine headaches, blurred vision and common cold.
Acupressure Point GB1 — Tong Zi Liao
Chinese Name: 瞳子髎
Location: lateral to outer canthus, in the depression on the lateral side of the orbit.
Benefits: migraine headaches, failing vision, redness of the eye, lacrimation, glaucoma, foggy vision, cataract, face lift point.
Acupressure Point GB34 — Yang Ling Quan
Chinese Name: 陽陵泉
Location: bend you leg. With the tip of your index finger probe the area in front of and below the head of the outer leg bone until you feel a slight dip.
Benefits: muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, pain and swelling of the knee, pain in the hypochondriac region, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting, weak muscles and tendons, pain in the body, tendon and muscular pains.
Acupressure Point GB41 — Zu Lin Qi
Chinese Name: 足臨泣
Location: in the depression distal to the junction of the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digiti minimi of the foot.
Benefits: headache, vertigo, pain in the outer canthus, pain in the upper abdomen, pain in the breast, irregular menstruation, pain and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, neuroma, spasm of the foot and toe.
Acupressure Point UB2 — Zan Zhu
Chinese Name: 攢竹
Location: on the medial end of the eyebrow, above the inner canthus.
Benefits: headache, blurred vision, failing vision, pain in the supraorbital region, tearing of the eyes, redness of the eyes, swollen eye, pain in the eye, twitching of the eyelids, glaucoma.
Acupressure Point GB19 — Nao Kong
Chinese Name: 腦空
Location: directly above GB 20, on the lateral side of the external occipital protuberance.
Benefits: headache, stiffness of the neck, vertigo, painful eyes, tinnitus, epilepsy.
Acupressure Point GB20 — Fen Chi
Chinese Name: 風池
Location: below the base of the skull, in the hollow between the two large, vertical neck muscles, two to three inches apart depending on the size of the head.
Benefits: occipital headache, dizziness, pain and stiffness of the neck, pain in the shoulder, fever, common cold, whiplash, hypertension, weakness of the whole body.
Acupressure Point GV24 — Shen Ting
Chinese Name: 神庭
Location: on the midline, at the junction of the forehead and the hairline. Directly between your eyebrows in the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the center of the forehead.
Benefits: frontal headaches, pressure headaches, anxiety, palpitation, insomnia, vertigo, blocked sinuses, failing memory. Stimulates the pituitary gland, which is the master endocrine gland, to enhance the condition of the skin throughout the body.
It is important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.
Caution: You should consult with a healthcare professional before practicing Acupressure or starting any diet, exercise, Chinese herbs or other supplementation programs.