If you have chronic migraine, you’re likely familiar with the pain, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity that often accompany it.
While there’s no cure for chronic migraine, there are ways to help manage it. For some people, stimulating pressure points may help with migraine prevention or treatment.
Pressure points are specific sites on the body believed to offer health benefits when stimulated. This stems from a practice of ancient Chinese medicine.
Pressure points can be stimulated through acupuncture or acupressure. Acupuncture is the use of thin needles to stimulate pressure points. An acupuncturist can provide this type of treatment.
Acupressure uses pressure rather than needles to stimulate pressure points. You can try acupressure on yourself at home or work with a massage therapist or other practitioner with training in acupressure.
Click through the interactive experience below to explore the best pressure points for migraine symptom management.