Concussion Headaches

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | November 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Concussions Have you or anyone you know sustained a concussion? If so, you know firsthand that concussions are yet another source of headaches. Usually, you move past the effects in several months if your concussion was mild.  Take steps, though, to make sure concussions are not a repeat performance! However, beware if you suffered a …

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What Are the Studies on Acupuncture/Acupressure for Headache Relief?

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | October 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Studies on Acupuncture and Acupressure You will not find much in the way of acupressure studies and headaches. However, acupuncture treatment, which uses the same points, offers more study material. You do not need to sift through all the various studies yourself. Use a systematic review to aid you. What is a systematic review? A …

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Gall Bladder 20 Point for Headache Relief

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | September 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Location of Point You can relieve your headache utilizing acupressure points far away from your head. We explored some of them in previous blogs. However, you find the Gall Bladder 20 headache relief point on your head, just where you might expect it. You can use your fingers to find and treat your headaches by …

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Triple Heater 4 and 5 Acupoints for Neck and Headache Pain

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | September 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

More Triple Heater Forearm Points Check out several other points in the Triple Heater meridian besides Triple Heater 9. Find Triple Heater 4 in-between the two bones in the back of your wrist, called the ulna and radius. Triple Heater 4 is exactly on the back part of your wrist joint where it bends. Let …

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Triple Heater 9 Acupressure Point for Headache and Neck Pain

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | August 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is the Triple Heater 9 Acupressure Point? For one thing, Triple Heater 9 acupressure point sounds cooler than some of the other acupressure points such as Large Intestine 4 that we have investigated. In addition, the Triple Heater meridian is the only one of the 12 main acupuncture meridians that does not have an …

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Stomach Meridian for Menstrual Headaches

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | August 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Your Stomach Meridian Connects to Your Abdominal Area Your body contains twelve main acupuncture meridians that go from head to toe. Consider that points on different acupuncture meridians relieve headaches. Usually, the point on a meridian may affect your head but not the organ it is named after. For instance, Large Intestine 4 and Liver …

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Touch Your Toe Power Points to Help Your Head! (Part 1)

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | July 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes The old children’s song reflects the amazing state of your body’s construction. Every part is connected to the other at a deeper level than we perceive. Nowhere is this more evident when you consider the acupoints in the toes and how they can help the headache you thought came only …

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Acupressure Power Points for Headaches – Large Intestine 4

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | July 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Too Many Points You have anywhere from 600 to 1,000 acupuncture/acupressure points throughout your body. How can you even begin to know all these points? Well, the point is, no pun intended, that you do not have to. You can utilize 50 or so of the most powerful points to help your clients. Some of …

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Stick With the Program

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | July 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Neck Exercises Help Your Headaches  Strengthening, endurance and stretching exercises relieve neck pain. If you can get your neck pain better, neck-generated headaches also are relieved. Migraine headaches can also get better with neck exercises, even though migraines have other factors involved beyond neck dysfunction. For the large percentage of migraines where neck pain is …

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Fascial Counterstrain for Headache Relief

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | June 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Use Fascial Counterstrain points to relieve your headaches! Acupressure points relieve headaches very efficiently.  We have learned about many of them in these blogs. However, what are fascia counterstrain points? For that matter, what is Fascial Counterstrain? Consult my book “Calming the Headache Storm,” to learn more about Counterstrain. Dr.  Lawrence Jones developed the Strain-Counterstrain …

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