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So today I want to give you three techniques for headaches, while you’re in pain. So in Chinese medicine, body balance is achieved by activating energy points associated with different channels of energy flow. If energy, blood or fluid is blocked, then disease, stagnation, or pain can occur.
So in one part of your body, you might get stagnation and pressure. And in another area, you’ll get a lack of energy, fluid and blood. So in any of those areas, whether there’s too much or too little, you could get dysfunction, disease and pain. So three meridians that are useful when you have headache are the liver, gallbladder and large intestine.
Next time you have a headache, maybe you want to try these three points. And also you could take notice.
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If you’re feeling frustrated or resentment, you can focus first on the liver three point.
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If you’re noticing you have grief or sadness, or you’re fighting a bug, then you could try the large intestine point.
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And if you feel like you’re having trouble making decisions or clearing your mind, then you could start with the gallbladder point. So just a note that with gallbladder 41, you want to not use it during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, because it could potentially induce labour.
Apply these techniques for headaches
Okay, so all these techniques are about finding the point and then adding a little bit of gentle firm pressure. And holding that for somewhere between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.
You want to notice what you’re feeling. Sometimes there’ll be pain. Sometimes odd sensations. And sometimes you don’t notice anything. But if you’re feeling pain or an odd sensation, wait until that sensation starts to subside before you stop.
So the first one is liver three. This one is between the big toe and the second toe on the metatarsal, just sort of almost in the middle of the foot.
Gallbladder forty… forty-one is on the outside of the foot, but very similar. So between the fifth and the fourth metatarsals, just before the middle of the foot.
And the large intestine is on the back of the hand between the thumb and the first finger, in that webbing.
And all of them, you might feel a tender spot or a nodule. On those spots, you just want to hold pressure or gently rub it. Take some deep breaths to help relax through the process, and when you’re done, have a large glass of water to help flush your system.
I really hope this was helpful? If you have any questions, please leave those in the comments below.
If you give it a try, also let us know how it goes. And if you think someone could benefit from this information, please share it for us… Share it for them.
Thank you so much, and I look forward to any feedback.
Headaches can be debilitating but, there are things that you can do to help relieve the pain that don’t include pain killers. I hope you have found these three techniques for reducing pain during a headache, useful. Please remember that all headaches should be properly assessed and diagnosed by a health professional, to ensure that there is no serious cause that needs to be addressed.
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