A simple acupressure self-massage at this point on your forehead can have amazing results.
We all have a tendency to rub our heads near the temples or our neck when we have a tension headache. The same is true for when you feel sinus pressure. Rubbing gently or applying pressure is something we do instinctively to try to help with pain.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MASSAGE THIS POINT ON YOUR FOREHEAD
Empowering yourself to treat your own ailments is powerful. When we can heal ourselves, we release the need to be controlled by modern medicine, which seems to more and more use the pattern of intake, medicate, and bill.
Acupressure, acupuncture and reflexology are all non-invasive, non-Western medicinal ways to help us feel better. We can learn from the techniques of Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and applying these techniques will help us heal ourselves.
HOW SCIENTISTS CAN PROVE THAT MASSAGING PRESSURE POINTS WORKS
How do we know that massaging a point on the forehead will have any affect on our level of pain, health, or the workings of our inner body? Scientists can use an MRI scan to look for activity in other parts of the body while one area is stimulated with pressure or massage.
MRI technology enables researchers to apply the techniques of reflexology or acupressure to certain points on the body and measure the effects in another part of the body. Researchers in Japan used functional magnetic resonance imaging to detect whether reflexology on the foot for the areas that are supposed to affect the eye, shoulder, and small intestine found that pressure on these points on the foot ‘induced a somatosensory process corresponding to the stimulated reflex area and that a neuroimaging approach can be used to examine the basis of reflexology effects.’
In other words, pressing a reflexology point works to stimulate another area of your body. Based on this research of the pressure points on the foot, we can say that the same is true for pressure points on the face, hands, and body.