Acupressure Points & Manual Therapy Cervical Regions



Acupressure Points for Relieving Headaches and Migraines
• Working on these points can help you get better quicker. You do not have to use all of these points. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.

• Points (A) Third Eye Poin Location: Directly between the eyebrows, in the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead. Benefits: This point balances the pituitary gland, and relieves hay fever, headaches, indigestion, ulcer pain, and eyestrain. • Points (B) -- Drilling Bamboo Location: In the indentations on either side of where the bridge of the nose meets the Points (C) -- Facial Beauty ridge of the eyebrows. Location: At the bottom of the Benefits: Relieves eye pain, cheekbone, below the pupil. headaches, hay fever, eye Benefits: Relieves eye fatigue and fatigue, and sinus pain. pressure, nasal and head congestion, eyestrain, and toothaches.

• Points (D) -- Wind Mansion Location: In the center of the back of the head in a large hollow under the base of the skull. Benefits: Relieves pain in the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, as well as mental problems, headaches, vertigo, and stiff necks. • Points (E) -- Gates of Points (F)-- Heavenly Pillar Consciousness Location: Below the base of the Location: One-half inch below the skull, in the hollow between the base of the skull, on the ropy two vertical neck muscles. muscles one-half inch outward from Benefits: Relieves arthritis, the spine. Benefits: Relieves stress, headaches (including migraines), dizziness, stiff neck, neck pain, burnout, exhaustion, insomnia, neuromotor coordination heaviness in the head, eyestrain, problems, eyestrain, and irritability . stiff necks, and sore throats.

• Points (G) -- oining the Valley Caution: This point is forbidden for pregnant women because its stimulation can cause premature contractions in the uterus. Location: In the webbing between the thumb and index finger, at the highest spot of the muscle that protrudes when the thumb and index finger are brought close together. Benefits: Relieves frontal headaches, toothaches, shoulder pain, and labor pain. • Points (H) -- Bigger Rushing Location: On the top of the foot, in the valley between the big toe and second toe. Benefits: Relieves foot cramps, headaches, eye fatigue, hangovers, allergies, and arthritis.
Points (I) -- Above Tears Location: On the top of the foot, one inch above the webbing of the fourth and fifth toes in the groove between the bones. Benefits: Relieves hip pain, shoulder tension, arthritic pains that move all over the body, headaches, sideaches, water retention, and sciatica.

Manual Therapy for Neck Pain
• Manual therapy includes: • Massage, which applies pressure to the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. • Mobilization, which uses slow, measured movements to twist, pull, or push bones and joints. • Manipulation, which uses rapid, forceful movements to move the bones and joints. • Chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, and physical therapists sometimes use manual treatment.

• Manual therapy is sometimes used for neck pain. A review of multiple studies shows that exercise and mobilization, either separate or used together, are likely to be helpful in the treatment of nonspecific neck pain. Manipulation is also likely to be helpful. • Rare problems, such as a herniated disc, may occur when chiropractic adjustment is used to treat neck or back pain. This can cause pain, weakness, and numbness in the buttocks and down the legs. And it may affect bladder and bowel control. • Before you try manual therapy for neck pain, think about the following:
First try home treatment, like ice, heat, pain relievers, and mild exercise or stretching. These things may help your neck pain the best. Before you try manual therapy, see your regular doctor or physical therapist about your neck pain. He or she can look for signs of a serious problem. Good manual therapy will include information on self-care and strength exercises.