5 Pressure Points for Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo

oh hey everybody it's Doctor Jo and Princess
Remy, and today I'm going to show you five pressure point relief spots. so
let's get started. so pressure points don't always work for everybody, but it's a really good easy thing to try
and it does work sometimes. if you've got some stress, a lot of times these help
with headaches, so depending on if you're stressed, if you're anxious, or maybe
you've got some headaches, or just new kind of stress in your neck here, these are
really good to try cuz again, they're quick, they're easy. it might not work for
you, but I think it's worth trying. a couple of them have really worked for me.
so each hold do you want to hold it for about five to ten seconds. and with
pressure points you want to put a good amount of pressure in there. sometimes
with some acupressure points and stuff you're just placing your hand on this,
but this is actually a pressure point where you want to put some pressure on
there. so the first one is over your clavicle area. so you can either do this
on the clavicle bones, some people like that pressure point, or slightly below it.
I like to do it slightly below it because I feel like pressure points do
well on muscle areas, and so you've got a little bit of your muscles right down
below that clavicle right there or that collarbone. so you can try it on the bone,
but I like it better just underneath because there's just a little kind of
groove that you can fit your fingers there. and so I'm pushing into that area.
I'm putting some pressure where it's slightly uncomfortable. it's not painful,
but I can definitely feel the pressure point there. so really again just pushing
five to ten seconds, maybe if you're in a clinic having a therapist do it for you
they might do it a little bit longer, but just starting off you probably just want
to do that five to ten seconds. you can do it a couple times. you can switch and
then do it on the other side. so again there's my clavicle or my collarbone
kind of in the middle of it this it sits here kind of coming in the middle that
little groove and just putting that pressure in through there. if you happen
to feel some numbness or tingling in your hands, if it's strong you might just
be pushing on some nerves through there, so you might want to slightly adjust
because you don't want to irritate the nerves. you really want this to be in the
muscle kind of area and again that five to ten
seconds. so the next one I've used this several times for headaches. so not
migraines, but just maybe like a tension headache or sometimes a dehydration
headache. you want to come down to where your thumb and your pointer finger meet
kind of in this little meaty area in between there's a muscle here a big
thick muscle called your thenar muscle, and you're kind of pushing in there and
in here. so you can see on each side almost like I'm pinching that area but
don't just get the skin, if you come low you're just gonna get the skin you want
to feel some muscle that you're pushing on in there, and I can kind of feel it
tingle into my fingers. Not tingling like nerve pain, but where I'm hitting like a
pressure point and that's what you want to feel. and so again I'm pushing pretty
hard for that five to ten seconds. and I'm going to show you when I let it up
you can kind of see where my fingernail mark is right there. so you know that I'm
pushing pretty hard and again you can do both sides. you can do it a couple times
like if you want to do two or three on each side,
but I'd maybe alternate back and forth. and again you can see that I'm pushing
pretty hard. you can see where it gets a little bit lighter right there because
I'm pushing into that area and then releasing it. so again, a lot of times
even though I'm pushing here, if you have a headache those pressure points kind of
work out throughout your body, so it can help a referred area kind of thing. you
can also do a little pressure point it's called kind of your tendon triangle,
a little bit higher up at your thumb joint up top here. and for some people if
you can get it right, there's a tendon coming here and a tendon coming here and
sometimes there's a nice little groove or a pocket almost where those wrist
bones are. so you can use your thumb in between there or your finger, I kind of
like to use my thumb because I get a little bit more here, but again I'm
pushing right into that triangle around those tendons. so not necessarily on the
tendons, but in between in that pocket and again five to ten seconds holding it
switching sides getting that five to ten second hold and really just kind of
getting that pressure in there and getting everything to relax. and a lot of
times that's just helps relieve that anxiety helps relieve your,
if you're kind of stressed out because it almost kind of resets those muscles,
resets the whole meridian in your body. so then the next ones are for your
temple. so again this is another good one if maybe you have some tension headache,
or maybe at that dehydration headache you feel in the front. tension headaches
in the back or on the side, so just kind of finding your temples. you can do both
of these at the same time or if you just want to do one at a time you can, but
again with this one I like to use my fingers instead of pushing it with my
thumb's just cuz it's up on my temple area sometimes this is a little more
tender. but again I'm putting some pressure on there so I can feel that I'm
pushing. I'm not just placing my fingers there, I'm really kind of pushing in for
that five to ten seconds and really getting that push really getting that
feel, and you can do that a couple times if you want to. and then the last one is
another big one where you hold a lot of stress. you hold a lot of anxiety.
especially if you have a desk job, you work on the computer a lot, if you're
typing. back here is your levator scapulae muscle, and this is the one that
brings our scapula or shoulder blades up. and if you come down to where that
muscle attaches to that shoulder blade or that scapula, a lot of times you can
feel a knot. you can feel that pressure point and so sometimes this one again if
you're doing it to yourself, it's a little easier using your fingers but
maybe if somebody else is willing to do it for you, sometimes using the thumb or
even using the tool so you don't have to wear out your fingers. but I'm almost
just grabbing with my finger kind of going like this, you can see .and a lot of
times if you are stressed out or you've got a lot of you know tension in there,
you're gonna find it pretty easy. you're gonna oh that's the spot and then just
push inwards with those fingers. so again maybe that five to ten seconds. if a
therapist was doing it for you, when I'm working on patient, I usually hold it for
about sixty to ninety seconds. so I'm holding it a lot longer to try and get
those muscles to release, but sometimes it's a little harder to do on your own
and again if you're doing this for the first time, you might not want to go
quite that long because you're going to be sore afterwards. a lot of times when
you're getting those pressure points or those trigger points in there, after you push on it it gets really sore. but then the next
day it actually feels better because it almost reset everything. oh oh yes.
so there's your five stress relief pressure points. if you'd like to help
support my channel, make sure and click on the link up there, and don't forget to
subscribe, where Remy? down there. and remember be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.