Nowadays, people are under a lot of stress from work and life, especially those who work late into the night often feel dizzy. In this case, massaging the scalp can not only help people relax but also benefit the hair. For example, there are five “hair-growing acupoints” in the human body. If we spend just five minutes a day massaging them, our hair will become healthier and stronger. So, how can we massage the scalp effectively? Which acupoints should we massage? Let’s take a closer look!
The top of the head
The Baihui acupoint at the center of the head can prevent hair loss due to various factors and has a refreshing effect. Clasp the fingertips of the index and middle fingers of both hands together and press straight down. If there is a strong pain, use the fingertip of one finger only to press.
Note: Trim your nails in advance to prevent scratches.
Behind the earlobes
Massaging the Jiaosun acupoint at the depression behind the ears can promote blood circulation. Gently press the acupoints with the thumb pad, taking care not to press too hard on both sides.
Behind the earlobe
Pressing the Yifeng acupoint in the depression at the same level of the head and earlobe can not only increase blood flow to the head but also prevent dizziness, headaches, and other problems in the head. Pay attention not to press too hard.
Wind-pool on the back of the head
The Fengchi acupoint is located at the back of the neck, below the occipital bone, in the depression between the two large tendons. Pressing this acupoint can quickly improve blood flow in the head and neck. Use both thumbs to push and press upwards at the acupoint with moderate force. If your fingers are not strong enough, you can tilt your neck backward to increase pressure.
Inside the elbow
The Shaohai acupoint at the end of the transverse line on the inside of the elbow joint has the effect of improving heart and lung function, promoting blood flow in the head, and scalp metabolism. When pressing, keep your arm straight and use the thumb pad of the other hand to press it, while gripping the elbow joint with the other four fingers.
In addition to regularly massaging these five “hair-growing acupoints”, we should also pay attention to the correct way of combing and washing our hair, as these can also cause hair thinning.