Acupressure is simple and safe all you need is a little knowledge and some time. The basic acupressure technique is, use firm pressure. To apply the pressure you can use your thumbs, fingers, palms or knuckles, depending on what is easiest and most comfortable for you. When applying pressure with one finger the middle finger is usually the best choice, since it is the longest and strongest.
To relieve hay fever symptoms, with your thumb and fingers of your right hand, grab the meaty part of your left hand, between the thumb and fingers. Apply firm pressure for one minute, pushing toward the bone of the hand. Or press fingertips to the side of the nose, slightly above the nostrils. For about a minute at a time. Do the same to your sinuses slightly above each eyebrow. Press the hollow above the center of upper lip as needed.
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For general pain of headaches, here is a two-handed acupressure treatment: With one hand, press the shallow indention in the back of the head at the base of the skull. Simultaneously, with the thumb and forefinger of the other hand, press firmly into the upper hollow of the eye socket, right where they straddle the bridge of the nose and meet the “t” of the eyebrow bridge. Press softy at first, then more firmly and hold. Administer for three to five minutes (for an average headache). Repeat as needed throughout the day.
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For carpal tunnel syndrome, using the uninjured (or less painful) hand, press and rub two spot in the middle of the other wrist, above and below, that are located two-and-a- half finger widths from the wrist joint. One spot is just about where your watch face rests (feel for the valley of tendons), The other spot in on the inner forearm (on the arteries). Press both spot simultaneously; using thumb and fingers; then release. Repeat as needed. Most important, keep it up every day until the pain lessons or vanishes. It may also reduce associated swelling and inflammation, if practiced daily.
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For hacking cough, try this acupressure treatment with a partners help. Find the bump in the spine where the neck and shoulders meet. Apply pressure to points directly on ether side of the bump, the amount of times depend on the severity of the cough. This treatment can be repeated throughout the day.
For nasal relief, start with your middle fingers at the base of the cheekbones, directly below the iris of each eye, next, press all four fingers upward and hold for up to 30 seconds. Then release and repeat. The goal is to reduce both congestion and pain related to the sinuses. You should feel immediate relief, but this depends on how congested you are. This technique is more effective at the onset of a cold than three days into one. Likewise, the number of repetitions needed depend on the severity of the congestion. You can also apply acupressure to the fold between your forefingers and thumb to alleviate sniffles and other cold symptoms. Use your right hand to apply pressure to the fold on your left hand for at least a minute. Then repeat the technique switching hands.
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At many health food stores, there are small bands that are worn on the hand that mimic the Chinese medical acupressure points. These work well to relieve both regular and migraine headaches.
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