Relieve headaches with acupuncture

Acupuncture headache

AcupunctureSometimes it makes you desperate: your skull is buzzing, the stress makes the situation anything but bearable and there is no headache pill in sight. Then acupuncture can really help! There are quick and easy tricks worth trying to relieve headaches.


Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has a tradition that goes back thousands of years. The teaching is based on the fact that our life energy (Qi) flows through our body via certain paths and lines (meridians). If this flow of energy is disturbed, illnesses and complaints such as headaches arise. The disturbed flow of energy is regenerated by pricking with special needles or pressure with the finger, a sharp object or electrical acupuncture devices. This will subside the complaints. The effectiveness of acupuncture has been proven in clinical studies. There is no scientific medical explanation for the effectiveness. The only important thing is: acupuncture helps and is even paid for by some health insurance companies!

Acupuncture for headaches

Acupuncture is an effective and easy-to-use remedy that relieves the intensity or duration of headaches. Acupuncture is a headache remedy that is always on hand. Acupuncture helps very well with tension headaches, headaches caused by stress and also works well as a preventative against migraine attacks. But if in addition to the HeadIf there are pain, dizziness or other complaints such as palpitations, ringing ears, visual disturbances or changes in breathing, this must be clarified quickly by a doctor, as a serious illness could be behind it! Here we show the most important points with which everyone can try to get rid of headaches with acupuncture:

Acupuncture headacheBridge of the nose

Press the center of the bridge of your nose firmly together with your thumb and forefinger. Do this by applying pressure to the bones under the skin. If you press there, you will notice whether you are reacting sensitively or insensitively to the pressure there. If you react sensitively, then a meridian is disturbed right there. Hold the pressure lightly for half a minute before removing your fingers from your nose.


Another acupuncture point is located directly above the highest point of the eyebrows. Massage this point with both hands / fingers at the same time. With pressure sensitivity 30 seconds, with insensitive points only 15 seconds. This point above both eyebrows can also be gently massaged to activate the effect. Please always press or massage over both eyebrows at the same time!

Acupuncture headacheEar

You will feel a small indentation behind your ear. Put a finger in there on either side and apply gentle pressure. Depending on the pressure sensitivity, press for 15 or 39 seconds and continue to massage gently if necessary.


Both earlobes are pressed together with the thumb and forefinger. If that hurts, then you have found a point that is currently effective for you. Don't stop, just keep pressing and massaging! 30 seconds is the minimum, look at the clock!

Acupuncture headacheback of Hand

There is another point on the back of the hand that you can press or massage against a headache. You can find it if you slide your thumb between your little finger and ring finger towards your wrist. You will feel a small indentation just before the wrist. That is the point.


The acupuncture point on the wrist is only an auxiliary point that you can massage for support, but should not be used as the main point. This acupuncture point is located below the ball of the hand in the middle of the wrist.

Acupuncture from a specialist

The teaching of acupuncture, of course, is much, much more than just providing headache relief on the go. Anyone looking for professional acupuncture will find many Massage practices find it. Also in the mobile massage Acupuncture is very popular because it can be used anywhere without additional equipment.

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