Acupuncture for Sinus Headaches

headache cartoonSinus headaches stop some people in their tracks.   They come with pain, congestion, and pressure in your head around your eyes, forehead, and cheeks.  Sometimes, people with sinus headaches know when it is going to rain, because they feel so painful.  If the headaches become chronic, it can really get you down— literally, your head can feel like a million pounds.  Acupuncture has shown that it is effective to treat sinus headaches.

Why does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works to relieve pain by regulating the pain patterns in the brain, stimulating the release of natural pain relieving chemicals, and reducing inflammation.  … Read More

The Greatest Acupressure Point for Nausea, Reflux, and Hiccups

Pericardium 6 (PC 6), called nei guan in Chinese, is one of the most famous and well researched acupressure points.

It is used to treat many conditions, most famously nausea.  It works for any type of nausea: morning sickness, car sickness, and sea sickness.  In fact, this point is the reason those magnetic wristbands work while you are on a cruise.

Recently on a trip to Guatemala, I had to massage PC 6 for many passengers during our bus ride through the mountains.

It worked well.   Gentle pressure needs to be applied in order to prevent the nausea from coming … Read More

The Greatest Acupressure Point for Headaches

Large intestine 4, called He Gu in Chinese, is the best acupressure point for headaches.  It is especially helpful for sinus headaches and headaches that are centered in the forehead.

Large Intestine 4 works for headaches because this acupuncture channel goes to the head.

Acupressure works by relieving imbalances in the acupuncture channels on the body. Because the large intestine channel goes from the hands to the face, LI 4 can be used for diseases of the head and face including headaches, toothaches, and the common cold.

Where is Acupressure point LI 4?

To locate LI 4, hold your hand … Read More