Product Review: Aculief Wearable Acupressure

Most people experience headaches every now and then. For some, headaches are a fleeting nuisance. For others, headaches can be debilitating, especially if the headaches are migraines. People who have diabetes may have headaches from high or low blood sugars, as well. Medication — both over-the-counter and prescription — can help, but they also come with side effects; in addition, prescription medications can be expensive. Is there another way to get relief?

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Quite possibly, thanks to Aculief Wearable Acupressure! Aculief is a small, wearable device that uses acupressure (not acupuncture) to help relieve blockage and promote energy (called Qi) circulation throughout the body. Aculief works by stimulating the LI4 pressure point in the hand to treat headaches and provide tension relief. The LI4 pressure point is located in the webbed area between the thumb and the index finger, in case you’re wondering, and has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to provide relief from headaches and tension. Aculief can be used by people of all ages (although it should not be used by pregnant women). It works fast to help ease headaches, as well as joint and muscle pain. Take it with you while traveling, going to work or doing your favorite activities. One size fits all!

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Want to learn more about diabetes and headaches? Read “Five Ways Diabetes Causes Headaches” and “Diabetes and Headaches: Soothing That Aching Head.”

Amy CampbellAmy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

A Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Good Measures, LLC, where she is a CDE manager for a virtual diabetes program. Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition & Meal Planning, a co-author of 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet, and has written for  publications including Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes Spectrum, Clinical Diabetes, the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation’s newsletter, DiabeticConnect.com, and CDiabetes.com

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