A Woman From Indiana Shared a Quirky Way to Cure Unbearable Migraines in 20 Minutes
Migraines, which are incredibly painful headaches, made the top 3 of the world’s most common illnesses. While drugs and supplements are usually the go-to emergency solution, they might not always be available when a migraine strikes. Luckily, a woman from Indiana claims to have found a trick to get rid of a migraine fast — with just one household tool!
At Bright Side we understand how awful migraines can be, which is why we’re here to share this newfound trick with you and hopefully spare you from a ruined day.
After suffering from a splitting headache for over 12 hours, Elizabeth Hayes, from Indiana, decided to seek relief from her pain. However, after trying several painkillers and home remedies, her pain still persisted. So she took matters into her own hands and tried a different kind of solution instead.
On her search through the internet, Elizabeth found a device specifically meant to cure migraines through the science of acupressure. However, not having the time to order the device online, she found a replacement using something most of us have in our homes — a food clip. By clasping the food clip between her thumb and forefinger, her pain halved within the next 20 minutes.
Relieved and surprised by this trick, Elizabeth quickly shared the experience on her Facebook page to help other migraine sufferers. Her post quickly went viral. Many commented that they had tried this trick before, and not just with a food clip but with any object that applies pressure to the area between the thumb and forefinger. You can even your use thumb and forefinger to pinch the pressure point!
Why does this work?
Acupressure is an ancient form of Chinese medicine, according to which each organ in the body is connected to a point. By putting physical pressure to these points, people are able to find relief from their symptoms. The reason why this works is because the pressure is enough to restore the natural flow of energy in the body, which is needed to combat any disease or pain.
According to acupressure, the area between the thumb and the forefinger, known as He Gu, is one of the acupoints that can help you get relief from stress and migraines. This point is connected to the large intestine, which means that it can also help with digestive issues.
While this is a great solution for those looking for alternative ways to address aches, keep in mind that pregnant women should not practice it.
Have you ever tried acupressure for your migraine? Or maybe you know of other tricks that can eliminate the pain? Tell us which method works the best for you!
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