Elizabeth Hayes is a gluten-free business owner from Indiana, shared on Facebook this week how she found a miracle cure for her headache in her kitchen.
She described her pain was reaching the ‘unbearable limit’ and her usual pain relief wasn’t working, Elizabeth looked up a gadget by natural pain relief company Aculief, which uses a clip to stimulate the L.I 4 pressure point on the hand.
Elizabeth took inspiration from the discovery and found a food clip in her kitchen, closing it over the point between her thumb and forefinger.
Exclaiming that the ‘chip clip had saved her life’ by reducing the pain by half in 20 minutes, Elizabeth shared the crafty tip to her Facebook page where it quickly went viral with almost 600,000 likes and shares.
Posting a picture of how she clipped the gadget to her hand, she wrote: ‘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!
‘I decided to order the real thing off Amazon. Just wanted to share this with everyone, as I know many of you suffer from migraines also.’
And her post was quickly inundated with comments from headache sufferers, blown away by the simple method to curing headaches.
Racking up 75,000 likes, 216,000 comments and 271,000 shares, one follower wrote: ‘I’ve heard of this before. Like applying pressure there…but using a clip …hmmnn’
Having tried it, another added: ‘If you press on a specific point but yes it works, well it does for me but I found as soon as you stop pressing on the spot the pain comes back. Just my experience, good luck folks.’
Another advised: ‘Chip clips are only a couple dollars at Hannaford Shaw’s or any of your local supermarkets’.
Acupressure works similarly to acupuncture, but usually uses pressure from the fingertips applied to pressure points, instead of needles.
An approach which has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure follows the principle that certain points on the body are connected to organs.
The traditional Chinese view is that energy – or ‘Qi’ – flows directly through 12 main channels, called meridians, in the body and if the flow is interrupted it can cause ill-health. Inserting tiny needles or manipulating them at ‘trigger points’ restores the flow of energy.
It is believed this stimulate skin and muscle nerves, releasing the body’s natural painkillers – endorphins and serotonin – into the pain pathways of the spinal cord and the brain to modify the way pain signals are received.
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