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Headaches | Relieve Eye Strain and Headaches with Acupressure

Relieve Eye Strain and Headaches With Acupressure

The series of eye exercises explained below was developed within traditional Chinese medicine as a means to alleviate eye strain, promote the health of the eyes and to prevent near-sightedness or myopia.

  1. Cradling the forehead, with finger tips at the hairline and thumb tips at the inner corners of the eyebrows, apply a circular pressure and knead these acu-points. This benefits the eyes and vision, relieves frontal headaches, quells itching and burning in the eyes and may even relieve neck pain.

  2. With eyes closed, use your thumb or forefinger to knead in an up and down motion just above the inner corner of each eye. Knead deeply enough so that light circles are visible on the inner eyelids.

  3. Directly below the pupils on the orbital bones (bones parallel to the bridge of the nose) a small depression is palpable on each side of the face. Knead these points with a circular pressure.

  4. Finally, rest your thumbs on your temples and use the knuckle of the forefinger to drag along the length of the eyebrows. Similarly, drag the knuckle along the lower ocular bones from the bridge of the nose to the lateral corners of the eye sockets. Repeat this stroke and feel the tension around your eyes drain away.

Contributing Writers: Sydney Maupin, Staff Writer; and Inderjeet Ramgotra, LAc
Extracted from the Barefoot Doctor's Guide and approved by Bastyr University faculty members Dr. Jianxin Huang and Dr. Boonchai Apirakchai.
Date: 2003

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