If you don't have access to some kind of headache medicine, can't wait for them to work, or are tired of constantly having to take medicine to treat a headache then you will probably be interested in finding ways that you can use pressure points to relieve headaches. There are some points that are pretty obvious, but others that may surprise you. Not all headaches or migraines can be helped by using pressure points, but most of the time you can get some kind of relief from using them.
There are several places on the head that can bring about relief.
The first place to try is your temples. This is one area that you aren't going to be able to apply much pressure. Simply take a finger on each hand and place them on your temples and then massage gently, moving in a circular motion. Doing this for half a minute to a minute may help bring about some comfort.
Another place on your head to try putting pressure is on the inside of your eyebrow lines close to the nose. Here you can feel free to apply a good bit of pressure. If you can have someone else do it for you, have them start from that point and move their thumbs back across the forehead towards the ears.
There are also a couple points you can apply pressure to that is where your hairline is supposed to be. They will be right in line with the outside corners of your eyes. Moving your fingers inwards towards the middle there is another point that you can use.
Moving down your to your shoulders there are a couple more points that you can use. About half way between the outside of your shoulders and your head there are places and muscles that can be massaged. This area is usually pretty tense and the goal is to get this area loose again. It may take a little time and a bit of discomfort at first, but when it loosens up, your headache should some as well.
At your elbow, there are a couple more spots that applying pressure to can help take away the pain of a headache. One spot is near the top of your forearm close to the bend of your elbow. It won't take you long to find it. There is another spot that is diagonally down from that at around the bottom of your bicep muscle. Either one of these spots can bring some headache relief. Just go back and forth between these spots and you will likely see your pain dissipating.
One spot that can bring some relief is in that meaty part in between your thumb and index finger. Pinch that area putting pressure on the front and back and you will feel a very sharp pain, but the pain in your head will be lessened.
If you were to do a further study on acupressure and reflexology (dealing with points on the feet) you will be able to find several more pressure points to relieve headaches. Some aspirin might help, but try using these pressure points before you put anymore chemicals into your body.