I know it seems like a gimmick and when I first read about it, I was skeptical. But this acupressure pillow has changed my life. I’ve been able to keep my migraines at bay without any drugs or prescriptions as long as I catch the migraine in time. It’s all by accessing acupressure points in my neck and the base of my head.
I first heard about it on Migraine.com. If you have migraines and you don’t check out Migraine.com on a regular basis, you’re missing out. I am not affiliated with them whatsoever. I’ve found their site and community to be immensely helpful. There are stories and chat forums with topics ranging from the latest CGRPs to all natural treatments. They also have a Facebook group where you can access webinars and treatment topics. I appreciate the support and being able to ask all kinds of questions. It’s nice to be able to vent to people who understand! I highly advise anyone who suffers from migraines to visit their site.
So when I saw this post at Migraine.com about the acupressure pillow, I was intrigued. My migraines always start at my neck and the base of my head. Then it travels to my right temple. Acupressure is a Chinese medicinal technique similar to acupuncture but without the needles. Pressure is applied to strategic points on the body to offer relief.
There are different acupressure pillows, but I purchased the Kendal one. I’m not affiliated with them whatsoever. But in case you want to check it out, here’s the link.
I didn’t think it would work but one day when I felt a migraine coming on, I laid down with my head on the acupressure pillow. You can definitely feel the little spikes going into your neck and scalp, but it didn’t hurt or bother me. It actually felt good. I tried it out for fifteen minutes. I didn’t want to go much longer in case it made things worse.
When I sat up, I had no headache! I laid down on the acupressure pillow when the first signs of a migraine were apparent. The tense neck. The pain at the base of my skull. The dull throb in my right temple. These all went away after I laid on this acupressure pillow.
I’ve used it now countless times at the first sign of a migraine (very important!) and each time, the pain goes away. I have also used an ice pack on my head while lying on the acupressure pillow. I’ve even fallen asleep on the pillow and woken up hours later with no headache! It works so well that I even packed it on my trip to Taiwan. It took up a lot of space in my suitcase but it was definitely worth it.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and don’t claim to be one. I am only advising what worked for me at the first signs of a migraine. I cannot attest to its effectiveness once a migraine is fully blown or possible side effects upon usage. When in doubt, seek professional medical advice. See Privacy Statement and Disclaimers.