Chinese Acupressure Points
for Face and Head Massage

Learn how to press and rub some common Chinese acupressure points for face and head massage, so you can safely and effectively relax yourself, improve blood flow to your head and face, relieve headache, blocked nose, sore eyes and more.

All you need is a few minutes and your fingers and to watch the videos below - that's how quick and easy acupressure is to learn.

The videos show you how to press and rub 3 acupressure points or acupressure areas on your face. The first point is on both temples, the second point is on both sides of your nose and the third "point" is your entire forehead area. Also included below is a link to an acupressure points chart for the face showing the location of more points.



Chinese Acupressure Points for Face & Head Massage

1. Temple Rub: Stimulates an acupressure point called Taiyang.

 


Time needed: 1-2 minutes

Benefits: Calms and relaxes your mind; relieves headache in the temple region.

How: Briskly rub your hands together to warm them and charge them with energy. Close your eyes and use the tips of your index and middle fingers to gently press and rub your temples, i.e. the area about 3-4cm (1 inch) back from the outside corner of your eyes. Focus on the points as you rub them.

Tip: Add a drop of liniment, e.g. Tiger Balm, or massage oil to each temple before rubbing to help relieve headache in this area, but be careful not to get any in your eyes.


Chinese Acupressure Points for Face & Head Massage

2. Nose Rub: Stimulates the Yingxiang acupressure points located next to the widest part of your nostrils and the Bitong acupressure points next to the bridge of your nose.

 


Time needed: 1-2 minutes

Benefits: Clears a stuffy, blocked nose and sinuses.

How: Briskly rub your hands together to warm them and charge them with energy. Close your eyes and use the tip of your middle fingers to rub up and down between the area next to your nostrils and the corner of your eyes. Focus on the area you're rubbing.

Tips: Add a tiny amount of Vick's Vaporub or similar to the area to help open your nasal passages, but be careful not to get any in your eyes; don't worry about finding the exact acupressure points - simply rubbing along the full length of the edge of your nose will cover the right area.


Chinese Acupressure Points for Face & Head Massage

3. Forehead Rub

 


Time needed: 1-2 minutes

Benefits: Relaxes your face; calms your mind, relieves a stuffy, heavy head and headache in the forehead region.

How: Rub your hands together briskly to charge them with energy and warm them up. Close your eyes and use the tips of your four fingers to rub across your forehead from the middle to the sides and from top to bottom. Focus on the area you're rubbing.

Tips: Do it anytime you have a frontal (forehead) headache, or feel stressed; instead of rubbing just to the sides of your forehead, continue down over your temples, past your ears, and along your jaw line to your chin.

To find more Chinese acupressure points for face and head massage use this points chart. The points on the chart and in the videos are the same ones that are often used in acupressure for beauty therapy - now you can try it for yourself. You can also view color photo illustrations of some of these facial acupressure points

here. And please use this contact form if you're unsure about doing acupressure on yourself or others.



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