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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:23 pm

I've noticed some mentioning of headaches after training and I wish to offer this advise I have found helpful:
On the back of the head where it joins the neck are 2 places where excess energy can be drained away. These places are known in acupuncture/acupressure terminology as
Gall Bladder 20 and Bladder 10.
One is used to drain tension from the frontal head areas and the other the side head areas. There's plenty of sites and books available on this subject you can find on this.
I recomend using a moderate pressure and it can be tender in these areas. but use common sense and don't go at it hard it's not a lift. I personally have found these 2 points work very well to relieve headaches. I hope this 411 helps. :)

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Post by Dave on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:09 pm

There are some good pressure points in the wrists as well that can be used for headaches, including "ice cream headaches". These are my fall back if I ever have need of such relief, and they're quite effective for me.
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Post by Rastaman on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:45 pm

Yeah pressure points work.

Any headache I get is generally H2O related, or the lack of.
I used to get regular headaches after training, but the last 6 months, Ive made a point of drinking atleast 3 litres of water a day. Seems to work :)
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Post by Instant_Karotte on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:16 pm

In my experience the pressure points in your palm, right at the ball of the thumb, work best. Moderate to strong pressure apllied for approximately 10 seconds cause a great relief. In 9 out of 10 times this works, so I wanted to share this with you.
@Dave: If this was what you meant, sorry for reposting.

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Post by Dave on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:00 pm

Not at all Karrote. Actually the spot I was referring to is on the underside of your forearm between your radius and ulna just before your palm. Slightly biased towards the radius for me.

So your pressure point is a new one to me. Thanks for teaching me something new. 8)
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Post by CheesedogTheFirst on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:51 am

The one in the webbing between your thumb and forefinger works for some people too.
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Post by Avocadoshake on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:54 pm

Rastaman wrote:Yeah pressure points work.

Any headache I get is generally H2O related, or the lack of.
I used to get regular headaches after training, but the last 6 months, Ive made a point of drinking atleast 3 litres of water a day. Seems to work :)

Can't quite agree here. I get them lately from cycling, when my forehead gets cold. Including nausea. When cycling with moderate speed, mind you. Terrible. I have to wear a buff (that scarf thing) at mild temperatures as well. Only when it's blazing hot I can skip it - sometimes.
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Post by MF! on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:00 pm

Just my 2 coppers here:

I've found that a good majority of headaches I experience are tension headaches, caused by a pull in the posterior head/neck muscles. Usually after sitting down hunched over my desk for a long period of time. I've found that using a hot pack over my neck that goes up to the base of the skull helps relax those muscles, followed by self massage at the base of the skull at the acupuncture points described by the OP.

I've also been pretty successful using it as treatment for some of the patients I work with.


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Post by Avocadoshake on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:01 pm

In my case it's the chill. Forget a cap and I feel the headache creeping up while cycling.
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