Pressure Point on Hand

Union Valley, also termed pressure point LI4 or Hegu, lies between the base of your thumb and index finger on each hand. Pressing on this point might decrease pain and headaches.

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Pressure Points on Ear

Auricular acupressure may improve migraine symptoms. Auriculotherapy is a type of acupressure or acupuncture that is directed on points on the ear.

Ear apex

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Ear gate

Also called SJ21 or Ermen, this point can be located where the top of your ear meets or touches your temple. It might be helpful for jaw as well as facial pain.

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Daith

This point is found at the cartilage simply above the opening to your ear canal. A 2020 case showed that a female discovered migraine relief via a Daith piercing, which might simulate acupuncture. Nevertheless, there is not enough evidence for this technique.

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Pressure Points On Foot

These includes:

Moving point

This might be known as LV2 or Xingjian. You can discover it in the valley in between your big and second toes. It might reduce pain in your jaw and face.

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Great surge

Additionally referred to as LV3 or Tai Chong, this point is located in the valley between the big and second toes, approximately 1–2 inches back from the toes. It may help in the reduction of stress, sleeplessness, and anxiety.

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Above tears

Also called GB41 or Zulinqi and lies in between and somewhat back from the fourth and fifth toes. A 2017 study trusted Source recommended that acupuncture at GB41 and other points better minimize migraine episodes than Botox injections or medication.

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Is it effective?

Both acupressure and acupuncture have been shown in studies to help to alleviate some migraine symptoms. But still, additional research is required.

  • According to a 2017 Trusted Source study, acupressure may help to reduce nausea related to migraines. Participants received acupressure at points on their hands and wrist for eight weeks, in addition to the medication sodium valproate.

Diagnosis

There is no particular test that can allow your medical professional to diagnose migraines. Instead, your doctor will ask about your symptoms to make a medical diagnosis. Furthermore, they may ask about your family medical history.

Migraine Treatment

Your medical professional will most likely suggest lifestyle modifications to help treat your migraine. In addition, they’ll likely motivate you to identify and avoid your migraine triggers, which differ from one person to another.

  • Change your diet and stay hydrated
  • Take steps to manage stress
  • Switch medications

Migraine triggers

  • Certain medications, like birth control pills or vasodilators
  • Too much sleep or insomnia (a lack of sleep)
  • Changes in the weather or barometric pressure
  • Certain beverages, like wine, other types of alcohol, or caffeinated drinks
  • Sensory stimuli, such as loud sounds, bright lights, or unusual smells
  • Stress and intense physical activity
  • Some foods, e.g., aged cheeses, salty foods, processed foods

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