Cowboys Got You Down? Try Acupuncture!
It's not always easy being a Dallas sports fan, and this year may prove to be tougher than most. If watching that Cowboys' game yesterday left you with some unwanted, unpleasant physical sensations, we've got some important tips for you! Or, if you couldn't care less about sports but still occasionally face headaches or nausea, keep on reading.
Headaches are common and often occur along with stressful situations, such as watching a figurative train wreck play out on Sunday night football. Acute headaches that occur suddenly are most often due to benign blockages of one sort or another, from muscular tension to more subtle blockages of blood and fluids into and out of the head. Luckily, we've got a button for that, built right into our hands and easily accessible any time of day. It's located right in the center of that fleshy area between your thumb and forefinger. Using your opposite hand, grasp this area using your thumb to apply deep pressure into this flesh. If you push deep, there will be a deep ache. Holding and rubbing on this spot for around a minute, as needed throughout the day can help take the edge off of any headache.
For nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach, such as following when the 'Boys throw three consecutive interceptions, the point is on the palmar side of the wrist. As you can see in the picture below, the point is three fingers from the wrist crease in the center of the arm. Just as with the headache point, pushing in deeply here should produce a fairly strong aching sensation. Again, pushing and rubbing this point with your opposite thumb for about a minute can help alleviate those digestive symptoms.
May next week be better for us fans, but if it's not, these handy tricks will get us all through regular season.