On my clients, I use these points in every session. When these points are blocked, you may feel uptight, have pressure in your head, short sightedness, and it may be difficult to cope and make wise decisions.
These points also help relieve pain by releasing the body’s natural pain relievers known as endorphins. By opening them up, you can help relieve a headache, stiffness (especially stiff necks), arthritic pains, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. While there are many acupressure points for these problems, GB 20 (Gall Bladder Meridian) is one of the most potent points for obtaining relief.
To do this point on yourself, find the big bump at the back of your head (the bottom of your skull) and go about an inch lower. Then move your hands out a few inches into the hollows between the muscles at the back of your neck. Find the most tender spot in the hollow, close to the base of the skull.
Take a few full, deep breaths, as you press underneath the base of your skull on both sides, about four finger widths – or three inches – apart. Use your thumbs to gradually apply pressure into the hollows of your skull. Close your eyes as you tilt your head back slowly. Take long, slow deep breaths as you hold for two to three minutes. Direct the pressure slowly and firmly into the center of your head.