Some headaches are caused by digestive disturbances, such as overeating or constipation. One of the most well-known acupoints, Large Intestine 4 (LI-4), can help stimulate the digestive system to enable the body to get rid of toxins that are causing the headache.
You can use this treatment several times a day, until the headache eases.
- Place your right thumb on Large Intestine 4 on the left hand. Slide your right thumb down into the webbing between the fingers and press in toward the index finger until you find a slightly nervy area.
Massage this point in small circles for one to two minutes.
Also beneficial for diarrhea, constipation, rashes, tooth pain and facial tension.
—Excerpted from the book Healing Self-Massage: Over 100 simple techniques for re-energizing body and mind, by Kristine Kaoverii Weber