If you suffer from high blood pressure headaches, you have probably resorted to taking medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Unfortunately, when taking such medications, you run the risk of side effects.
Being that you have high blood pressure, which may already cause dizziness, blurred vision and nausea, it is best that you avoid adding to those symptoms. When you take medications such as asprin or ibuprofen tablets, you run the risk of suffering from their side effects which can also include dizziness and queasiness as well as a host of others. So, the medicines that you chose to help you might actually be harming you even further. Luckily there is a method to help alleviate your high blood pressure headaches, without using drugs. This method involves the use of pressure points.
You can use Chinese pressure points to help sooth your high blood pressure headache quickly, but you will need to follow the correct procedure. The benefit from using Chinese pressure points is that you should feel relief almost instantly if done properly.
Step 1 – Massage the Temples
Gently massage the pressure points located on both of your temples. Your temples are the areas right in front of your ears, just above the joints of your jaw. Massage the pressure points with the fleshy parts of your thumbs. Be sure to barely touch the skin, and massage in circles in the direction away from your ears. Doing this for 30-60 seconds will help to relax you, but if you feel you need to do it longer, then continue until you feel you are well relaxed. The relaxation you feel is the first step in helping to relieve your headache.
Step 2 – Massage the Eyebrows
Penetrate the pressure points on the inside of the eyebrows by massaging in strong circular motions with your middle fingers. These points are where the eyebrows meet above the nose. Massage these points for about 10-30 seconds to help circulate and regulate blood pressure. It is important that this massage is strong enough to get the blood circulating, but don’t press and hold, be sure keep rotating.
Step 3 – Massage the Sides of the Forehead
Two pressure points are located above the outer sides of your eyes, on the forehead. If you slide your fingers up from the side of your eyes you will feel the sensitive points. Massage these pressure points with your middle fingers for 10-30 seconds. The massage in this area should be strong like in step two.
Step 4 – Massage the Center Forehead
This pressure point is at the same level of the two you just massaged, but in the center of your forehead above the nose. This point should also be massaged strongly for 10-30 seconds using your middle fingers.
That’s all there is to it! You can do the massage yourself, but it may be better to get a friend or spouse to help massage the pressure points. However you choose to do so, you will find that this safe method of relief from high blood pressure headaches is very relaxing and helps to increase your blood circulation.