Many of us feel that painkillers like Advil or Aspirin can feel like unnatural cures that are foreign to the body. Acupressure can be a great alternative to pills, and may be useful in treating an array of maladies.
Nausea: If you’re experiencing nausea, take your wrist in between your thumb and your index and middle fingers. Place your thumb on the inside of your wrist approximately two finger-widths down from the top crease. Make sure your middle and index fingers are on the opposite side of your wrist. Firmly press together.
Stiff Neck: Gently place your fingers behind your ears and move down and inwards until you find the indention at the top of your jaw. Use your middle and index fingers to press firmly on these pressure points on both sides of your neck. Slowly close your eyes and tilt your head back until the pain starts to subside.
Sinus Pressure: Place your index fingers on either side of your nose. Gently press on the creases where your nose and cheek meet, just outside of your nostrils. Hold this for up to 3 minutes.
Grogginess: Use your middle and index fingers to firmly press against the back of your knees for a quick energy boost. For a real jolt of energy, lightly tap the top of your head, directly in the centre. Then, use your thumb and index finger to massage the same spot behind your knees, followed by the middle of your foot.
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