Here’s What Happens When You Massage This Point On Your Forehead

A simple acupressure self-massage at this point on your forehead can have amazing results. 

We all have a tendency to rub our heads near the temples or our neck
when we have a tension headache. The same is true for when you feel
sinus pressure. Rubbing gently or applying pressure is something we do
instinctively to try to help with pain.


Empowering yourself to treat your own ailments is powerful. When we can
heal ourselves, we release the need to be controlled by modern medicine,
which seems to more and more use the pattern of intake, medicate, and

Acupressure, acupuncture and reflexology are all non-invasive,
non-Western medicinal ways to help us feel better. We can learn from the
techniques of Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and applying
these techniques will help us heal ourselves.


How do we know that massaging a point on the forehead will have any
affect on our level of pain, health, or the workings of our inner body?
Scientists can use an MRI scan to look for activity in other parts of
the body while one area is stimulated with pressure or massage.

MRI technology enables researchers to apply the techniques of
reflexology or acupressure to certain points on the body and measure the
effects in another part of the body. Researchers in Japan used
functional magnetic resonance imaging to detect whether reflexology on
the foot for the areas that are supposed to affect the eye, shoulder,
and small intestine found that pressure on these points on the foot
‘induced a somatosensory process corresponding to the stimulated reflex
area and that a neuroimaging approach can be used to examine the basis
of reflexology effects.’

In other words, pressing a reflexology point works to stimulate another
area of your body. Based on this research of the pressure points on the
foot, we can say that the same is true for pressure points on the face,
hands, and body.

We have discussed the energy meridians of the body in other articles.
See ‘Here’s What Happens When You Tap These Points On Your Body’ for
more acupressure points and self-massage information for weight loss,
anxiety and more.

The governing meridian runs down the center of the face and the
forehead, which is the area we are focusing on. When you touch the
surface of the skin on the forehead, you activate the energy center
under the skin. Gentle pressure (about what you would use to press and
elevator button) can activate the flow of previously blocked energy to
restore balance.

Energy gets blocked due to physical and emotional trauma that we have
experienced. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the energy flow
is necessary for good circulation and all of our bodily functions.
Massaging and applying pressure to energy meridians in the forehead can
improve your circulation, reduce muscle tension and stimulate your brain

Yang energy is what we are working with when you massage this point on
your forehead. The energy begins in the head and flows downward to the
rest of the body.

The point on your forehead that you will be working with is called the
Third Eye Point. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this point is called GV
24 and the GV stands for Governor Vessel. It is located between the
eyebrows, slightly above the upper bridge of the nose meets the

Applying pressure to this point on the forehead helps improve
concentration, relieves headaches, and can also help with eye strain if
you are at a computer for many hours a day. According to Traditional
Chinese Medicine, massaging this point can also help to strengthen your
sense of intuition.

Apply pressure to the point between your eyebrows for 45 seconds – 1
minute to experience the benefits of this point on the forehead.

You can also use gentle pressure to stroke or massage the place from
between your eyebrows to three inches above that point in a vertical


Researchers studying noninvasive beauty procedures found that the
rejuvenating effects of reflexology to points on the forehead and face
helped prevent wrinkles. The researchers say ‘This procedure activates
one of the brain centers, amygdala nucleus, which affects the human
lymphatic system causing elimination of nervous tension and helping
removal of the negative metabolism products. Moreover, this procedure
efficiently counteracts creation of new wrinkles, facilitates blood and
lymph flow (prevents swelling), makes the skin excellently firm,
corrects the eye and mouth corners and activates regeneration processes
(e.g. after a surgery).’

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