How To Get Rid Of A Headache | Self Healing Techniques Series

June 29, 2008 by admin | Filed under Migraine, Self Healing, Su Jok.

It’s most certain that you’ve suffered from a headache at least once in your lifetime, but you read this probably because you have chronic headaches which make your life miserable.

It is most likely that so far in order to keep the ever annoying pain under control you used to swallow pills. Headache medicine is often very harmful to your body, and while it helps relieve the pain, its side-effects often hurt other important for well-being systems and in the long run you have to cope with new issues, caused by the medicine. Moreover, if the same drug is taken on a regular basis (e.g., if you suffer from a chronic migraine) your body develops tolerance to it and that drug often stops working, making you increase dosage or try other even worse drugs.

Now I would like to explain how you could get rid of headaches or migraines in a matter of several minutes on your own or with a help of a partner. Before we continue please find a little stick with a not too sharp edge (a toothpick with a broken sharp edge will do).

Getting Rid Of The Forehead Headache

Let’s begin with the case where you have a headache in your forehead area.

Find on the thumb of the left or the right hand the most painful point in an area corresponding to a frontal part of the head as shown in the following picture.


Press this point with a moderate effort and begin a slow rotation of the stick in two directions. Carry out this massage for several minutes and the headache would disappear.


You could apply the same procedure on other fingers of the right and left hand.


While you do that it’s crucial to have the intention making yourself feel good. Do not think “i want pain to go away”, but “I feel good”. If you think about pain, you will get pain.

If the pain doesn’t go away massage a few extra points as shown on the following picture. Massage the points with the constant moderate effort while slightly rotating the thumb, without moving it. This point should not be stimulated if you are pregnant.



Another technique is to stick grains of buckwheat to the painful points and leave them there for a couple of hours to ensure that the pain doesn’t return. You can use a band-aid to keep the grains in place.

Getting Rid Of The Headache On Sides Of The Head

Apply the same techniques as described earlier using the following pictures:



Getting Rid Of The Headache On The Top And Back Of The Head

And again, use the same techniques, but using the following pictures, first using the back of the thumb of the left hand:



and then using the fingers of the left hand:




On the pictures you can see me using a special stick used in Su Jok therapy, which you could probably purchase from your local health store, but again any similar stick would do the trick.

The techniques used here are based on Su-Jok Therapy, but the good thing is that you don’t need to know anything about it to get rid of pain.

If you liked this self-healing technique, “Self Healing Series” has more self-empowering materials.

And for a great compendium of holistic treatments for migraines and headaches, I highly recommend the following book:

Headaches Begone!
A Systemic Approach
To Healing Your Headaches

by Stas Bekman.

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15 Responses to “How To Get Rid Of A Headache | Self Healing Techniques Series”

  1. my77raisins says:

    Thanks for the headache tips! I have suffered from migraines for as long as I can remember. They actually run in my family. My great great grandmother suffered from them and then right on down the line. My son gets them now too. For me, I have been relegated to using Imitrex 100mg. My doc tried the 50mg first but it didn’t work.

    But now that I’ve found these techniques, hopefully I can toss out the Imitrex!

    Thanks again!

  2. jimyu says:


    I really want a headache now, just to try out these techniques…

  3. jimyu says:

    Any non painfull tips?

  4. 3lilangels says:

    great info here thanks!

  5. Miranda says:

    Nice, but it’s a placebo effect. It’s all in your mind.
    If you think you’re getting help, you’ll feel better.
    It’s all psychological.
    BUT it works that way, so I suppose it’s alright.

  6. Roy Hewitt says:

    The best way I have found for clearing headaches is to inhale peppermint oil

  7. Pansoti says:

    There’s placebo effects in everything, whether its drugs, physical, or pressure point therapy. Just because there’s placebo effects in everything doesn’t mean they’re just that.

    I shared this website with a couple of friends, and to our amazement, it does work! Although on friend said that it only works as long as you keep massaging, and it comes back gradually after you’ve stopped.

  8. Pansoti says:

    PS: the Peppermint oil worked for me as well, I actually applied it to the area right between my lip and my nose (my grandma taught me this one) and it was very effective.

  9. Ryn says:

    This therapy is also similar to reflexology which only work if you believe it will work. Actually most headaches are caused by referral pain from what’s known as “trigger points” this is a chemical buildup caused by stress or injury to the muscle or muscle group that it’s in. The trigger points causing the headache may be anywhere int he neck, the jaw line or even the face.

  10. cathy fisher says:

    There are so many great tips here to follow. I’m anxious to try the massaging of the trigger points on my honey, who also suffers with headaches. I’ve battled stress headaches and tension headaches for a good portion of my life. One thing that REALLY helps me is walking by myself. It doesn’t have to be an hour walk. It could be for just fifteen minutes but it allows me to clear my mind and put things in proper perspective. I’m able to prioritize my problems and deal with them in a more orderly fashion instead of trying to solve them all at once. When you try to take care of everything all at the same time, even the slightest problem can seem overwhelming. The mere fact of being outside in the fresh air is also very relaxing. The other thing that really helps me is using an aromatherapy eye pillow. I keep the eye pillow in the freezer so it’s always ready to use. I use one with peppermint leaves, peppermint oils and flax seed.

    The weight of the flax seed works like acupressure on my eyes and temples. The flax seed holds the cold in to help reduce swelling and stress around my eyes. The peppermint scent just opens my sinuses right up and helps me breathe so much better. That alone helps me to relax. The eye pillow itself blocks out any light which always helps my headaches! The company I purchased it from is A Touch Of Satin. Their website is if anyone is interested.

    They use organic flax seed and organic peppermint leaves and that was important to me. If you think this will help you then you might want to give them a look. I hope this helps everybody. It certainly helps me!

  11. whittney says:

    well it does work a little but i get major headaches so this is amazing

  12. Srividhya says:

    Take Basil(Tulasi) leaves,along with 4-5 black pepper put into the mouth and by chewing this will cure the Migraine. Try this it helps me.

    • Radhika says:

      Thanks to Mr Felix for his very helpful articles. As a Kindergarten student of Sujok /Acupressure, I keep referring to online info on the subject. Try putting seeds with medical tape on the assigned areas after massaging. This will prolong the effect and keep the headache away.not sure which ones can be used though. Fenugreek, green moong beans (with white part touching the skin), pepper… but not sure which will be most suitable here.

      • felix says:

        In general any seeds that are around the size and hardness of buckwheat seeds will do – e.g. apple seeds are fine. mung beans are a tad too big and too round, pepper seeds are too soft. fenugreek might do, but usually they are quite small – experiment with a few and find ones that are easily accessible in your area.

  13. Lara says:

    Thanks for these easy to use methods. Much better than taking a paracetamol. I found your site in an effort to ease the pain so I could sleep. I found the method in the fourth photograph to be particularly effective but that the headache came back after a little while when I stopped. Because I am trying to sleep and thus feeling a bit lazy I thought I would try imagining the technique instead of carrying it out physically. It worked just as well! Thanks again!

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