'OMG, it REALLY works!' Mums go crazy for this unusual way to cure for migraines
A Woman shares her clothes peg hack for curing a migraine she had had for 12 hours...
By Frances Sheen
April 24 2019
A woman who suffered from crippling migraines has revealed her way of curing the intense pain - by using a simple clothes peg.
Elizabeth Hayes explained in a Facebook post that she had tried dozens of methods in her bid to cure the regular headaches she was getting.
But then she used a peg (or you could used a plastic bag clip) on a pressure point between her thumb and forefinger to help with her unbearable pain, and it worked!
In the post, Elizabeth writes, ‘This chip clip saved my life tonight. I had a migraine start almost twelve hours ago and about an hour ago it was at an unbearable limit. I had exhausted all of my drugs and tricks I usually use to ease my migraines to no avail.
‘I googled fast relief for migraines and it pulled up something called Aculief. I glanced at the counter and saw this chip clip and decided it would do about the same thing. Within one minute I had some relief, and within twenty my pain was reduced by half!!’
Elizabeth’s post has been shared 291,000 times with people raving about the tip, ‘This is very interesting so glad u got relief I was watching a programme about ‘spots on ur hands’ pressure spots and where ur clip is placed was one of them good luck with this x’
Another commenter said, ‘I’m getting the peg ready for the next migraine, lol, don’t care who laughs at me’ while another said, ‘OMG, it REALLY works. I’ve tried everything and now this!!’
And for some, it’s just a matter of applying the pressure with their own hands.
One person said, ‘I discovered this technique some years ago and do it for myself and others by just using my forefinger and thumb in a circular motion over the nerve. It really works for a headache, though sadly won’t shift my migraine completely. Any relief is more than welcome tho x’
It's thought the technique works in a similar way to acupuncture, whereby pressure points in your hand can ease the pain in your head.
The Sloan Kettering Institute - a hospital in America - gives instructions on how you can try it.
- Using your right thumb and index finger, find the space on your left hand between the base of your left thumb and index finger.
- Press down on this point for 5 minutes. Use a circular motion. Be firm, but don’t press so hard that it hurts.
- Repeat the process on your right hand.
HAVE YOU TRIED THIS TECHNIQUE, DOES IT WORK?