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How To Get Rid of Headaches & Stop Sickness at the First Sign – Chinese Medicine Style!

  • Published on: 18 June, 2014
  • Last update: 10 August, 2017

In Chinese medicine, there is a pesky little thing called “wind.” In the American sense, wind is a good thing… breeze feels great, right? In TCM, it means something completely different. In fact, it’s the reason that grandma always told you to wear a HAT and a SCARF to protect your head, face, and neck in the winter. You were literally going to “catch a cold”, or in other words, if you didn’t bundle up you would let cold (deficiency) and WIND (external force such as a virus, aka a Western “cold”) right into your head.

In nature, wind always wants to go to the tallest point. Taller trees get more wind than lower trees – so wind likes to attack things at the top. Your head is at the top of your body, so it’s very susceptible to “wind”, which as I said is external force (could be pathogens, virus, “cold” etc). This is why we get a lot of HEADaches!

“Wind” is considered the most evil of the 6 Chinese evils. The 6 are: wind (external force), cold (deficiency), heat (excess), damp (phlegm or could be infection), summer heat (acute excess) and dry (lack of body fluid).


When you feel a sickness, virus, pathogen, headache, flu, or ANYTHING of that matter coming on, you are usually experiencing wind coming in. 


In order to remove wind from the body and especially the head, you can press on 2 points of the back of the head (GB20). This is called acupressure. Press on these points at the napes of the neck for 1 minute on and off until relief and calm is felt. I promise you, it will get rid of any headache or tension! Enjoy this quick and easy trick!

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Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 gv26u

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