Acupressure Points for Hair Growth, Hair Fall (Loss) And Greying

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Acupressure is an ancient therapy method that can effectively control baldness, stimulate new hair growth, and stop hair loss.

In this article, find out the acupressure points for hair growth and getting rid of grey hair. Also, learn how to stop hair fall (loss) using acupressure therapy.

Can acupressure be used for hair?

Hair fall

In Chinese acupressure theory, hair fall is primarily caused by improper functioning of the adrenal glands and kidney, emotional and physical strain, stress and unhealthy lifestyle and blood circulation problems. Stimulating the acupressure points for kidney and adrenal glands that are located on the palm of your hand is believed to be helpful to a greater extend in reducing hair fall from your head.

Hair growth

The growth of hair depends on the effective functioning of the adrenal glands and the circulation of blood within your hair follicles. To have thick-black and healthy hair, stimulating the acupressure points and massage are the best ways of enhancing the proper functioning of the adrenal glands and circulation of blood within the hair follicles.

Getting rid of grey hair

Frequently hair turns grey because of nutrition issues and a decrease or weakening of enzymes and hormones that make the black pigment as one gets older. The reason for the decrease and weakening of hormones and enzymes may be attributed to the weakening function of kidney and adrenal glands. In Chinese acupressure theory stimulating acupressure points that will trigger the effective function of the kidney and adrenal glands can prevent and treat gray hair.

In Chinese acupressure theory, the acupressure points that would stimulate the functioning of the adrenal glands are located on the palm of your hand on the side of your little finger.  Apply moderate pressure and massage on these acupressure points on both fingers for at least 15 minutes every day. After at least three months, you will notice some improvement in your hair.

Ways of Stimulating Acupressure Points

Below are the common therapeutic ways of stimulating acupressure points:

Laser Acupuncture

Acupressure and acupuncture are related, but when it comes to acupuncture, needles are used in stimulation. Laser acupuncture involves the use of low-lasers to stimulate, regeneration of cells, reduce inflammation, stimulate hair growth, improve circulation, and reduce pain.

Deep tissue massage

This is a kind of massage therapy that aims at realigning deeper muscle layers and connective tissues. In this method, firm pressure is applied and concentrated on a deeper sub-layer of muscles and the connective tissue with pain and tension.  Applying deep tissue massage helps to get rid of low back pain, shoulder pains, stiff neck, leg muscle tightness, and upper back pain.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy has been used for a very long time as alternative medicines in ancient Chinese and Egyptian societies. In cupping therapy, small cups are placed on top of the skin to create suction. The proponents of this method of stimulating acupoints believe that cupping therapy can improve blood circulation in the body and heal many health conditions in the body.

Gua Sha Therapy

Gua sha Therapy means scraping off the skin. This is a method that has been used for a very long time in Chinese societies to treat various ailments. In this method, the skin around the injured part is vigorously scraped to produce a light bruising. The damaged skin releases toxic and bad elements from the damaged area and enhances blood flow.

Acupressure points for growing hair

Tension and everyday life stress reduce blood circulation to the hair follicles and the scalp. This leads to the accumulation of oils and dead skin, which further inhibits natural hair growth. Frequent scalp massage is very effective in stopping random hair loss and will facilitate hair growth.

Massaging your scalp regularly helps to activate an increase in blood circulation within the scalp. This blood carries nutrients and minerals that are necessary for hair growth.

Therefore, identifying the acupressure points for hair growth and massaging the scalp with some essential oils such as Jojoba, lavender, or neem will get rid of this problem. These oils also help to stimulate hair growth and help to rejuvenate the dead skin on the scalp. The following are acupressure points that when massaged properly stimulate the hair growth.


Acupressure point Paihui is found on the top of the head.  It is also known as GV20. Stimulating the Paihui increases blood circulation to the head and helps in hair growth.

Location:  Paihui is located where the nose extension meets the extension of the ear.

How to Stimulate:  To stimulate Paihui, take 10 toothpicks and bundle them together with a rubber band.  Using this bundle of toothpicks, stimulate the paihui for 15 minutes and then begin also to stimulate the hair follicles. After stimulation, massage your head uniformly; make sure that you do the massage so gentle that you don’t damage your scalp hair.

  1. LI 1 POINT

According to many people who have used acupressure and succeeded, LI 1 point is the most effective acupressure point that once properly stimulated enhances faster hair growth.

Location:  Acupressure LI1 point is located, below the lumbar vertebrae, just next to the colon.

How to Stimulate:  to stimulate Acupressure LI1 point, apply pressure to the corner of the nail of the index finger (closer to the side of the thumb). Repeat applying pressure (pressing) this point for about 3 minutes 3 times a day.

  1. POINT B13

Acupressure point B13, it is very effective as a natural therapy for hair growth. The best thing about stimulating this acupressure point is that it works effectively for both men and women.

Location:  Acupressure point B13 if located just between the shoulder blade and the spine.

How to Stimulate:  To stimulate acupressure point, put three of your fingers in the portion between the spine and shoulder blade. Apply moderate pressure to this point as you do some gentle rubbing for at least 5 minutes. Repeat this process three times a day on both sides of the spine.

  1. POINT LU6

This acupressure point works effectively in rejuvenating the lost hair on your scalp. It also works best for both men and women.

Location:  Acupressure point LU6 is located on the forearms (inside the shoulder portion).

How to Stimulate:  To stimulate acupressure LU6, put your two fingers inside the nickel portion. Apply firm pressure to this point as perform some gentle massage and rubbing for at least 5 minutes. Repeat this process 3 times a day on both sides of the spine.

  1. POINT LU9

When acupressure point LU9, is effectively stimulated, it works effectively to enhance muscle contraction and reducing physical stress. This acupressure point is usually stimulated during the treatment of wrist injury. It is also one of the best acupressure points that can be stimulated to fasten the process of hair growth.

Location: Acupressure point LU9 is located in the wrist creases in the front part of the thumb.

How to Stimulate: Apply firm pressure to this point and perform some gentle massage. Repeat this process 3 times a day.

  1. POINT GV12

Acupressure point GV 12 can also be stimulated to facilitate faster hair growth.

Location:  Acupressure point GV12 is thoracic vertebrae located in between the shoulder blades.

How to Stimulate:  Applying firm pressure on this point using your thumb and performing some massage on this point 3 times a day can help in dealing with hair growth issues.

  1. POINT GV14

This is also an important point of stimulation for hair growth, and if properly stimulated, it produces effective results.

Location:  Acupressure GV 14 is a point near the cervical vertebrae and is located near the back of the neck.

How to Stimulate:  Applying firm pressure on this point using your thumb and performing some massage on this point 3 times a day can help in dealing with hair growth issues.

How to get rid of hair fall (loss) with acupressure

The whole scalp region holds many acupressure points that, when stimulated, cause hair growth and improve body blood circulation. It is important to note that, you do not need to choose all the below methods or ways of how to get rid of hair fall (loss) with acupressure, choose one or two that you are convenient with.  To regain your hair naturally, consider the following:

Massaging the Paihui

Paihui is the most sensitive acupressure point area on your scalp. A 10 minutes everyday massage of the paihui will help to stimulate the adequate circulation of blood and consequently enhance the growth of hair.

How to massage the paihui:

  1. When doing the massage, ensure to place all your fingers of the right hand on the paihui.
  2. Push your fingers of the right hand gently in a vertical direction (from your forehead to the back of your scalp).
  3. While doing this, ensure that the massage is soft and soothing.
  4. Make sure to repeat this process 5 times a day for faster results.

Massaging the head

Many of the acupressure points are located near the paihui. Stimulating areas around the paihui through massage is very effective in enhancing faster hair growth. Also, massaging around the areas of paihui, helps to relax your muscles, and this helps in reducing anxiety and stress.

To massage your scalp:

  1. By use of your fingers, make circular movement massage on the paihui.
  2. Work out the massage process for at least 10 minutes. Ensure that the movements are firmer as you move away from the paihui.
  3. Repeat this process 4 times a day for effective results.

Hair Massage

Hair massages relax the muscles and consequently relieve one from stress, anxiety and also increase concentration. Even if the massage is done more frequently, it helps in regaining hair on the scalp that might have been lost due to one reason or the other. It is also important to note that this type of hair massage need to be done more gently and consciously so that you do not damage the hair.

To massage your hair:

  1. Twirl a few strands of hair around your finger.
  2. Do some gentle pulling of your hair round till you feel a slight tug in your hair.
  3. Do this to all the hair in your scalp bit by bit.
  4. Repeat this process 3 times a day to stimulate hair growth.

Head and Neck Joint

This is the best acupressure point in your body, whose stimulation enhances faster hair growth. This acupressure point is also known as the hollow point. It is located above the hairline near the neck.

To stimulate the head and joint neck:

  1. Make gentle movements of your finger on your head, and you will notice a small hollow area.
  2. Place your index finger or thumb into this hollow area and apply some moderate pressure in this area.
  3. Press the hollow area for at least 10 minutes then slowly release it.
  4. After you have released it, you will notice some changes in your mind and body.
  5. Repeat this process 4 times a day. This hollow point is an effective point for hair growth stimulation.

Middle of scalp

From the hollow point mentioned in this article above, you need by use of your fingers to locate the middle of the scalp towards the end of your hairline. This acupressure point is very effective for hair growth when stimulated.

To stimulate the middle scalp:

  1. Place one of your fingers to this area and rub the area gently.
  2. Do this for at least 10 minutes, and you will begin to feel the change.
  3. Repeat this process regularly till your hair grows back to the scalp.


Hairline stimulation

The hairline on the forehead is known to have many pressure points that, when stimulated, cause hair growth. To stimulate this point, place your fingers on this line and gently massage the area for at least 10 minutes. Repeat the process 5 times a day. This will enhance muscle relaxation, a factor that will relieve you from stress, and within four weeks, you will begin to notice new hair sprouting up on your head.

Other Ways of Reflexology for Hair Growth

  1. Regular oiling of hair and avoiding sun exposure and pollution will work effectively in enhancing hair growth.
  2. Applying a mixture of Almond oil, olive oil, and coconut oil will nourish the scalp and give you silky smooth hair.
  3. Eat well, and avoid stress.

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