10 Proven Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Fast

10 ways to beat headaches fast

10 Use Your Pressure Points

Tension headaches, which are those related to stress, are the most common form of headache, causing misery to those already feeling anxious or under pressure. “One of the major pressure points for relieving headaches is in the fleshy mound between your thumb and forefinger, where the two bones meet,” says Elaine Liechti of the Shiatsu Society (shiatsusociety.org). “Make a pincer movement with your thumb on that point and your thumb on the corresponding point on the other side of the hand and squeeze for a minute, and then do the same on the other hand. It’s often quite tender. The point is known as Large Intestine 4 – and is not to be used in pregnancy.”