The woman suffered from a severe migraine attack for more than 12 hours before she decided to search for fast pain relief methods and that's when she came across this method.
A migraine is nothing short of a hellish experience, but a woman may have found a cure for herself. Elizabeth Hayes, who is from Indiana recently took to Facebook to reveal how she managed to tackle a 12-hour migraine in just a few minutes. The gluten-free business owner stumbled across a miracle cure for the headache. No, she did not have to shell out a lot of money for the miracle cure, it was actually something she found in her kitchen, according to Daily Mail. Her migraine was only getting worse and she described the pain as 'unbearable', and none of her usual pain relief methods were working for her, so she was desperate to find a cure for her excruciating pain.
That's when she stumbled across a pain relief gadget that looked like a clip, and it was used to stimulate the LI4 pressure point on the hand. Since the pain was really unbearable, she couldn't wait that long for the product to arrive, so she went into the kitchen where she found a food clip and used it over the point between her thumb and forefinger. Elizabeth was surprised to realize the 'chip clip' had reduced her headache of 12 hours marginally in a mere 30 minutes.
She then decided to share the very handy tip where it went viral with almost 600,000 likes and shares. She posted a picture of the clip on her hand and said: 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.
She continued: 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. Her post was then filled with comments from people who decided to give this simple method a try.
A user named Bryan suggested that you could also get someone to keep pushing and pressing at the area if there's no clip. Another user named Kimberly said: My great-grandmother was a reflexologist. This stuff works. I'm so glad you were blessed with some relief. PS when you're feeling better I need the low down on your bath bombs. Hey, you might want to try a soothing bath bomb yourself. Love you!
What Elizabeth basically did was apply pressure on her pain points, and this method is known as acupressure. It works quite similarly to Acupuncture, with the only difference being there are no needles used, instead pressure is applied with the help of fingers. According to traditional Chinese medicine, energy, known as 'Qi' (pronounced as 'chi') flows directly through 12 main channels known as meridians in our body.
It is said we fall ill when the flow is interrupted, and that's when acupuncture uses the tiny needles at our 'trigger points', and manipulate them to restore the flow of energy. Acupuncture is said to stimulate skin and muscle nerves, and it helps release the body's natural painkillers like endorphins and serotonin into your spinal cord's pain pathways as well as the brain so that it modifies the way pain signals are received.
Migraine is a complex neurological condition which can affect the whole body can affect the whole body. Symptoms of a migraine include severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, blackouts and may even cause paralysis. A migraine attack can last anywhere between four and 72 hours. Migraines are the sixth most common cause of disability in the world, and the drugs that exist deal with the symptoms, and not really the cause, but if taken too frequently, it may increase the frequency of attacks.