Headaches and Migraines Helped With Shiatsu Therapy – Mihael Mamychshvili RST

Most headaches are symptoms of imbalances in the organs. These imbalances are caused by environmental toxins, food toxins or sensitivities, stress, rich fatty diets, and emotional distress. These imbalances affect organs such as the liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, bladder, kidneys, and large intestine.

Not all headaches are alike. The stomach and large intestine imbalances cause Forehead Headaches. People, who have a tendency to worry, crave sweets and experience irregular bowel movements often suffer from these kinds of headaches.

Headaches in the back of the head that feel like pulling are caused by imbalances in the bladder and kidneys. High stress, overstimulation from caffeine, alcohol and emotions such as fear can be some of the causes.

A headache that feels like a tight band around the head is caused by an imbalance in the spleen and pancreas. Excessive rumination, eating too quickly and gulping liquids, can be some of the causes.

Shiatsu addresses these ailments by dispersing stagnant Ki (i.e. blocked energy) and moving blood in the head, neck, and other parts of the body. Most importantly, the purpose is to create more balance in the whole body.

An experienced Shiatsu therapist can assess and pinpoint the root cause of the headache and migraine. They will likely suggest a treatment schedule, lifestyle changes, stress reduction tips, or dietary changes. In some cases a referral to a specialist might be required to do further tests if symptoms persist.

Here are some Shiatsu Acupoints you can use to find relief.

First, always try to pinpoint where the headache is exactly and then find below the appropriate pressure points.

The next time you are about to reach for some pills to get rid of your headache, consider trying these acupoints to help your body restore its circulation. Use those points individually, or in combinations pressing for 2-5 minutes each point. If headaches or migraines persist, book a professional Shiatsu treatment to assess and treat the root cause.

Liver 3 point

Good for all headaches and migraines, stress, irritability, and overall energy circulation. Located in the depression on top of the foot between the big toe and second toe. *Don’t stimulate when pregnant!!

Gallbladder 20 point:

Good for sinus issues, neck pain, eye problems and all headaches. Located at the base of the skull, in the depression approximately the spine and the back of the ear.

Bladder 10 point:

Good for “tension headaches” at the back of the head. When you feel the tension crawling from your back up the neck to the head. Located where the ridge of your skull meets the neck on each side of the outside of the spine. Look for tender spots.

Large Intestine 4 point:

Good for frontal headaches, jaw pain, neck and shoulder pain. Located on the top side of the hand, on the web between thumb and index finger. Squeeze the thumb against the base of the index finger. The point is located on the highest point of the bulge of the muscle, level with the end of the crease. *Don’t stimulate when pregnant!!

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