This is a before and after face of a foot massage too.
Headaches are the second most frequent forms of continuous pain. Who would have thought that massaging your feet and hands, also known as zone therapy, could cure your migraines?
Zone therapy or reflexology encourages relaxation and healing by massaging the feet or hands using a reflexology guide map. Headaches can be caused by many factors including stress and anxiety. When you want fast natural relief, try zone therapy!
Points On Your Foot Known To Relieve Migraine Pain
Acupoints in your feet include:
- Great surge: Also known as LV3 or Tai Chong, this point sits in the valley between the big toe and the second toe around 1-2 inches back from the toes. It may help decrease stress, insomnia, and anxiety.
- Above tears: This is also called GB41 or Zulinqi, and is located between and slightly back from the fourth and fifth toes. The acupuncture at GB41 and other points was better for reducing migraine episodes than Botox injections or medication.
- Moving point: This may be called LV2 or Xingjian. You can find it in the valley between your big and second toes. It may decrease pain in your jaw and face.
How To Relieve Your Migraine Pain Other Than Foot Massage?
Try mindful meditation. Take some time for yourself and find a comfortable place to sit. Concentrate on your breathing. This is the best form of meditation. Some experts believe that doing this might actually ease the pain.
Lavender Helps. Smell the lavender flowers or make a cup of lavender essential oil tea. Whichever suits you the best, but the results will relax you for sure. According to a study in 2012 people suffering from migraine and using lavender oil experienced relief after the usage.
Hydration and Temple Massage Benefits. As dehydration triggers the migraine, you should try to stay hydrated. Also, keeping the water levels high in your body helps you stay fit and cleanses toxins from your body. You can massage your temples gently too. However, this should be a personal preference too as some people might get very sensitive to touch during a migraine attack.