I knew it was going to be a long day when I woke up with a throbbing headache...
It was 6am and I had to get my kids up and ready for school. As a Mom, there's no such thing as "calling in sick..." you just have to deal with it.
I've tried Advil and Tylenol for my migraines but they didn't really help that much. Somedays my migraines would last all day and I couldn't just keep popping pills. I always end up suffering with it until it's gone.
After I dropped my kids off at school I laid down for a bit and closed my eyes, hoping it would go away before my pedicure appointment at noon...it didn't. If anything it got worse. But I hate missing my pedicures so I made myself get up and go to the appointment. And thank god I did.
When I got to the nail salon I said hello to Tori, my manicurist, and sat down. There was a lady getting a pedicure two chairs down, and she had this thing clipped to her hand between her thumb and pointer finger. I didn't think much of it until she walked by on her way out and I asked her what it was.
"It's an Aculief," she said.
I obviously looked confused, so she continued...
"It applies pressure to the LI4 pressure point in your hand which helps to relieve headaches."
"Does it work?" I asked her.
"Oh my god, it's changed my life." she replied. "It's incredible how this little thing on your hand can just turn off a headache like a light switch."
I told her that I was suffering from a horrible migraine and asked if I could try it. She handed the Aculief to me and said "keep it, I have more at home. Just clip it between your pointer finger and your thumb, and give it 10 minutes." With that she was gone.
I did what she said and clipped it to my hand. The pressure on my palm was instant and felt amazing. There was a definite and immediate sense of relief. It felt like my headache was slowly deflating.
My outlook on the day was all of a sudden becoming more positive, all thanks to this little Aculief. By the end of my pedicure my headache had disappeared! I felt more relaxed than I had in weeks, it was incredible.
When I got home, I researched this Aculief to learn more, and found that thousands of people were already using them for migraine relief. People were saying things like "No more side-effects from over the counter drugs" or "I'm finally free!"
On the official Aculief website they say "It works by applying pressure to the LI4 pressure point (located on your hand between the thumb and forefinger), which has been used for thousands of years to treat headaches and provide tension relief."
I purchased the family pack, and they showed up 3 days later. I keep my Aculiefs in the medicine cabinet and use them as a first line of defense against headaches in my house. My husband loves it too, partially because he hates taking pills but also because it relaxes him. Aculief has been a game-changer for our family.
The LI4 is an anti-inflammatory pressure point (located on our hands) that activates our body's endorphins. According to Johns Hopkins University "Proper stimulation of the LI4 pressure point is effective in relieving headaches, pain of the eyes, tooth aches, jaw pain, and pain of the limbs and bones."
What Are Endorphins, And How Do I Get Them?
Endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body. So how do I get endorphins?
Aculief was specially designed to MAXIMIZE endorphin production in the body. The secret behind this technology is that it not only puts pressure on your LI4 pressure point, but subtly massages it as you move your hand. It's so effective at releasing endorphins, in fact - that it's now being used to help trauma patients recover at some hospitals.
The founders of Aculief believed there had to be a better way to "turn off" the pain than constantly taking drugs. The problem is, the multi-billion dollar drug industry thrives on fear to sell us their drugs. After discovering how to release the bodies own super-drug (endorphins), the founders of Aculief engineered a better solution. The best part is, you only have to buy it once and it will work forever.
We still don't know what the long term consequences will be from today's over the counter drugs - or what they'll do to our children over time.
Our family has dramatically reduced the amount of over the counter drugs we take, and I can tell you we're all much happier. There aren't any hormone imbalances or mood swings anymore. And as a Mother I don't have to worry about weird side-effects on my children.
Aculief is an honest and passion driven company. They care more about helping people live a happier pain-free life than about making a profit. This is reflected in the affordable price of their product.
They also have the nicest and most responsive customer service team I've ever dealt with. I called them to see if I could swap out one of my Aculiefs for a different color (everyone in my family has their own color). A lady from Aculief answered right away and had one shipped to me that day. The best part is, they paid my shipping fee to send the old one back.
They also have one of the best return policies - not that I would ever return my Aculief! But, if the product isn't right for you, they'll refund your money same day and pay to have it shipped back to them. You really feel like you're part of the Aculief family.
We love Aculief so much and truly believe in the product, that we reached out to the company to see if we could secure a special deal for our readers. They loved the idea, and put up a special order page where you guys can get Aculief AT COST! But they went a step further... They also set up a buy 2 get 1 free, and buy 3 get 2 free option.