The traditional headache points in Chinese medicine have been used for thousands of years and are effective (time—about a minute):
1. Massage the traditional headache points at the indents where your neck meets your head, move up to the ridge of the skull, and massage all across the back of that ridge, rubbing hard with a circular motion.
2. Place your fingers at the bottom of your neck, next to your spine. Push in on the back of your neck with a circular massage.
3. Maintaining pressure, drag your fingers out to the sides of your neck.
4. Repeat, moving up a notch higher. Work your way up to the top of your neck.
Excerpted from Energy Medicine 2008 Tarcher