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What pressure point relieves a headache?

I have a headache and want to treat it. What pressure point relieves a headache?

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There are a couple of sets of healing points to relieve the headache. It all depends on which part of your head hurts ie: temple area E.G. 4, G.B. 34, frontal headache STO 36, LI 11, back of the neck area UB 40 60. Headaches might be caused by different reasons. Your best solution is to contact your family doctor or your acupuncturist to find out the real cause and avoid complications.
Acupuncture is very effective in relieving headaches. But there is no magic point for it. You have to set an appointment so we can talk and differentiate the best treatment for you.
There are several pressure points that can help with a headache, based on the type of pain you're experiencing. Applying pressure to the temples or the base of the skull, for example, might help you with a tension headache. You may get relief from a sinus ache by pressing on either side of your nose or between your brows. Another pressure point is located at the base of your skull, in the indentation where your neck meets your head. Applying pressure to this point is said to be helpful for relieving migraines. Of course, everyone is different, so you'll have to experiment a bit to see if any of these pressure points work for you. If you find one that seems to help, stick with it and see if it provides relief on a regular basis. If not, don't be afraid to experiment as long as you approach it gently.
Every patients complaint is of different origin so every case will have different set of treatment points
there are many points on the body that help with headaches. you need a practitioner to do a health assessment to understand what is causing your headaches
Where is your headache? What does pain feel like? What aggravates or ameliorates it?

This medicine doesn't work without a diagnosis by a professional, or one is not practicing this medicine if one is operating without doing a full diagnosis. Please see a professional.
It is hard for me to tell you the correct points to treat your headaches, I suggest you seeking a good practitioner for help!
There are many pressure points can relieves a headache, they located in the foot, in the hand and in the head, it is hard to tell you where are they, simply you just pressure the point which located at the top of the head( measure both ear up will meet the point).
There is no one point that treats headaches. You might try squeezing the web between your thumb and pointer finger. This point helps with some kinds of headaches. Otherwise, I would look for an acupuncturist near you. They will be able to help you.
Headache is a very complicated issue, particularly if they're chronic. Chinese medicine recognizes something like 6 different types of headache, each of which has a different core treatment. Without knowing a lot more about your headache, I cannot provide any information that would be useful to your treatment.

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