Elizabeth Hayes, from Indiana, suffers from migraine and one day it got so bad after suffering for over 12 hours she got desperate and tried a food bag clip as a last resort.
In a Facebook post she revealed a trick with food bag clip had brought almost instant relief.
She wrote: “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.”
An online search revealed an acupressure-based cure called Aculief – which involves using a plastic clip to pinch the nerves between the thumb and forefinger.
She said: “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!!”
She then went on to order the real thing from Amazon.
She added: “Just wanted to share this with everyone, as I know many of you suffer from migraines also.
What is a migraine
A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.
Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.
There are several types of migraine, including:
- Migraine with aura where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
- Migraine without aura the most common type, where the migraine occurs without the specific warning signs
- Migraine aura without headache, also known as silent migraine where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop
- Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally. It’s possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.
According to Migraine.com said acupressure may help in relieving headaches.
Its website says: “Some researchers and doctors believe migraines are relieved because the acupressure improves circulation, relieves stress, reduces tension and possibly releases the body’s natural pain killers called endorphins.”