Do you get headaches a lot? I tend to get them when I’m a.) dehydrated, b.) stressed, or c.) clenching my teeth subconsciously. But, you can zap a headache fast by doing these easy things–no medicine required.
Drinking water, of course, can help you rehydrate and ease a headache, but did you know that you can also give yourself a quick little acupressure treatment that can help you feel better?
The gals over at FitSugar wrote about this tried-and-true trick:
When you’re stressed and feel the tension mounting you can fight the inevitable headache with a little acupressure.The point at the base of your thumb, known as Union Valley, helps redirect blocked energy known as chi in Chinese medicine.
To find this tension taming spot, open your palm wide stretching all five fingers. The little mound of flesh where your thumb meets your palm is the Union Valley. Take the index finder and thumb from your opposite hand and give that spot a moderate squeeze.
Hold for about 30 seconds wile breathing slowly and deeply. Repeat two to three more times, then switch hands. File this tip away for the next time you feel the beginnings of a tension headache.
That can help, but so does this trick that I’ve been using for years. Apply pressure, with your thumbs, to the bone under the middle of your eyebrows. It shouldn’t hurt, but you should feel pressure (a tad ucomfortable at first).
Hold the pressure for 10 seconds or so, and to it one or two times more until your headache eases a bit. I have no idea why this works–but it works!