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Relieve Tension Headache With Acupressure: Union Valley

Tame Tension Headache With Acupressure

When you're stressed and feel the tension mounting you can fight the inevitable headache with a little acupressure. The point at the base of your thumb, known as Union Valley, helps redirect blocked energy known as chi in Chinese medicine.

To find this tension taming spot, open your palm wide stretching all five fingers. The little mound of flesh where your thumb meets your palm is the Union Valley. Take the index finder and thumb from your opposite hand and give that spot a moderate squeeze. Hold for about 30 seconds wile breathing slowly and deeply. Repeat two to three more times, then switch hands. File this tip away for the next time you feel the beginnings of a tension headache.

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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I will def. try this one!
lizrocks lizrocks 8 years
My husband does this for me on long trips when I get carsick. It works!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i was doing this when i was 12, found it in cosmo. and ir really worked. still do it sometimes when remember. i get headaches from bad weather a lot...
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
This has never worked for me.
audrina audrina 8 years
This really works. I have a friend from work that does hand massages for me when I get really bad headaches. I have found that I can have a really bad headache for 5 days and when pain reliever doesn't work, she is the one to work out my problem. I swear by it!!!!
heartnebula heartnebula 8 years
I've heard about this, but I wasn't sure why it was supposed to work. Thanks! :D
beautifulmel beautifulmel 8 years
I always do this for myself, friends, coworkers, my husband-- it really works!! Also, I am mesmerized by the rings in this pic. So pretty!!
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Whenever I have a bad headache, I ask my husband to squeeze this part of my hand as hard as he possibly can. It helps!
mocha7 mocha7 8 years
This is a good tip!
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