Although everyone’s health worries are largely occupied by the corona virus, other issues continue to be a problem for many of us. Usually springtime is a hiatus between the aches and pains of winter and the allergy season of early summer. Headaches are often more common in the spring months of March, April, and May.
An acupuncturist would tell you that’s to do with the change of seasons, which causes an imbalance.
Symptoms we may experience at this time of year are headaches, pain and tension in the neck and shoulders, changes in digestion and bowel movements, menstrual issues, and waking up around 3am.
Self treatment using acupressure
You can use any or all of these acupuncture points to relieve symptoms. If you can’t reach then use a pen/fork anything else you have to hand!
Located on the foot, between the first and second toes. Slide your finger along the space from the web of your toes to the dip just before your finger touches the bone (metatarsal joint). Press firmly and you may find a tender spot that feels like a bruise. This is the spot! Press and massage for up to 10 seconds, then rest and repeat for a minute or two.
You can press on one or both sides.
This point is especially good for headaches and is located on the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index fingers are brought close together. When you have found the highest spot, open your finger and thumb, and as with the previous point – feel around until the sensation is like a bruise and then press into that spot.
We appreciate self acupressure isn’t easy, if you would like me to talk you through these techniques for this or any other complaint either over the phone or in a video call, please contact us by leaving us a voicemail on 01677 425858 or by emailing us on [email protected] and we will get back to you.