Health & Beauty | 31 December 2015Heal Hangovers, Migraines and Tension with Touch Share article facebook twitter google pinterest The Pocket Encyclopedia of Healing Touch Therapies will be your guide to tackling the body’s aches and pains through various uses of the hands. From acupuncture to reflexology, touch techniques have been used for thousands of years by cultures all around the world to relieve physicial and psychological pain. Now, you can implement simple touch points with precision to tackle everything from flu aches to stress. Here are three healing touches to cure what ails you. Migraines: POINT NAME(s): GB 20, Gates of Consciousness LOCATION: These two points are located on the back of the neck, on either side of the spine, at the base of the skull. TREATMENT: Hold your thumb and index finger— or your two middle fingers, whichever is easier—against these points; apply pressure for at least a minute. FUNCTIONS: Activating GB 20 relieves migraines and tension headaches. Pressing these points also aids sinus conditions, aches and stiffness in the neck, stress, and eyestrain. People who spend a lot of time at the computer can benefit from massaging these points periodically throughout the day. Tension Headaches: POINT NAME(s): GV 24.5, Third Eye LOCATION: This point is located between the eyebrows where the nose and brow join, in the spot sometimes referred to as the “third eye.” TREATMENT: Hold your index finger to this point and apply pressure for at least a minute. FUNCTIONS: Activating the “Third Eye” point relieves tension headaches as well as head pain resulting from sinus problems, congestion, head colds, and hangovers. Pressing this point can also help eyestrain and dizziness. People who spend a lot of time at the computer or doing close work can benefit from pressing this point periodically throughout the day. Hangovers: POINT NAME(s): LI 4, Union Valley or Joining the Valley LOCATION: These points are located on each hand, in the center of the webbing between the thumb and index finger. TREATMENT: With your right thumb and index finger, hold this point on your left hand and apply pressure for at least a minute. Switch hands and repeat. FUNCTIONS: Activating LI 4 helps reduce head pain due to hangover. It can also aid tension headaches, congestion, head colds, eyestrain, and dizziness. People who spend a lot of time at the computer or doing close work can benefit from pressing this point periodically throughout the day. (Caution: Do not activate this point during pregnancy.) Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: The Pocket Encyclopedia of Healing Touch Therapies is a convenient reference that will guide you in the art of healing yourself and others through 136 of the best healing touch techniques from reiki, reflexology, and acupressure. Easy to understand and immediately applicable to everyday health concerns, from migraines and upset stomach, to anxiety and muscle aches, this guide gives readers an inexpensive, D.I.Y. approach to healing themselves. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.