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My Controlled Migraine Thru Acupressure

Hi All,

I want to share my migraine symptoms and how I treat it thru acupressure.

I have been getting migraines for last 10 years. I get severe headache throbbing pain mostly one side of head, if I don’t do pay attention to it, it increases and I go to a point where I have to stop everything I am doing and have to go in a dark room and do acupressure.

I am not a doctor but have been able to control my migraine using acupressure points.  I haven’t taken any medication so far. Usually it takes me 10-15 minutes to get rid of my migraine. yaah! Tt sounds miraculous ..I don’t know how it works scientifically but i am able to control it in usually 10-15 minutes of applying acupressure.

Basically when we get migraine we have to find the pressure points which when applied pressure feels like a sweet pain and if we keep using the pressure for 5 minutes we can see improvement in circulation and the actual migraine pain vanishes. I don’t know how else to explain it.

I get migraine almost once in 3 weeks or twice a month as I am a busy working mom with young kids that almost works whole day from 5am to 10pm restlessly.

I want to share this story hoping to benefit at least few people, as I know how painful it is to bear a migraine.

Wishing for no one to get a migraine.
Take care.

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  • Sunny
    1 month ago

    I am so happy you are finding relief.
    Starting with Dr. Janet Travell in the 1980s, there’s been much research on trigger points and pain, and how trigger points in one muscle can cause pain, even in a different area (referred pain). Trigger points respond to pressure massage (like you are doing), as well as held stretches and heat. There are a number of points on the neck muscles (side and back), as well as temporalis (side of the head) occipital (back of the head) and masseter (chewing) muscles that can trigger pain in the head, which can then cascade into the spreading and horrible pain that is a migraine.
    The big red book, co-authored by Travell and Simons is the gold standard, but there is a wonderful (tho sadly out of print) book called Migraine Brains and Bodies. The author still has a website with a page of great info and diagrams at
    Please do let us know what points you are applying pressure to, and what else you are finding helpful – thanks!

  • Luna
    2 months ago

    How did you learn where the pressure points are?

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