Thursday, January 6, 2011

Necessity is the mother of invention.

In this case what I discovered was invented way before the pain pill, but for me it is a new.

As you can well imagine, I am terrified of going near a bottle of pain medication.

They are still in the cabinet, but they are not allowed to come out!

I have these pesky little headaches sometimes, though, and the urge to take something to get rid of it is strong.

What to do?

My sister Rachel has a book on pressure points in the body.

My mom looked up the helpful ones for headaches.

I'll admit, I was very skeptical, but, given my fear of pain meds at the moment, I have very little choice but to try something new.

My first headache came.

Ok..... here goes nothing....

I doubtfully pressed the back of my skull and the point where if you had a third eye, that's where it would be.

I hate to admit this, but today my finger slipped as I was pressing it between my eyes and I went from imagining myself with three eyes to almost poking out one of my existing two.

I do believe I lightly scratched it.

They need warnings for people like me.

Instead of the "may cause breathing problems, heart racing, etc." it should say, "If you press too hard you may slip and lose an eye."

Just a suggestion. :-)

I was in for a surprise - and not the losing my eye kind.

After about a minute the headache was noticeably reduced.

I repeated the process a few times and the headache went away.

I have no idea if it will work every time, but I've used it several times so far and it has worked.

Thank you Lord for pressure points!

And yes, I now do it with my existing eyes tightly closed.

It's never wise to take unnecessary chances. ;-)

PS Still feeling much better! I think I may have even gained a pound or two! I hope.

Still feel a bit weird saying that.


MommaMindy said...

I did hours of pressure point massage for Jana during her serious bouts with daily migraines. She found relief, too.

So thankful you are feeling relief!

uelandr said...

Yay for pressure points! So glad it worked!
Where do you push on the back of the skull? That's useful to know! I'd rather do that than pills.