Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulates the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure. When these acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood and enhance the body’s life force energy to aid healing.Acupressure therapy can be used to relieve pain, detoxify the body for greater healthy and beauty and give you relief from pains and aches.
5 Important Acupressure Points to cure Menstrual Cramps
A cramp is caused when a set of muscles have tensed to the point of being painful. Menstrual cramps are caused by the muscles of the uterus tensing up painfully in preparing to contract and shed the uterine lining; there are various ways to relieve menstrual cramps, some of which are more effective than others. Here discussed are the 5 acupressure points which can cure the menstrual cramps during your periods.
Acupressure Point # 1 Rushing Door
There is a large ligament which is attached to the hip near the pelvic bone, where the leg joint meets the trunk of the body. These points are located in the middle of the groin areas one is just below the ligament and other is just above the ligament. These two points will help you to relax the abdomen areas. Rushing door is a traditional method used for treating abdominal pain and menstrual cramps.
Acupressure Point # 2 Sea of Energy
This point is located just below belly button, rubbing the point just two widths bellow belly button can relieve menstrual cramps, PMS (post menstrual syndrome), irregular vaginal discharge, reproductive problems, irregular periods and constipation, etc.
Acupressure Point # 3 Returning Point
This point is located exactly two thumb diameters away from either side of the abdomen. This point helps you to return to the normal rhythm and relieve menstrual cramps, thus the name returning point. Press gently on the public area by placing your finger, above your genitals until you feel the pubic bone. Now, slowly move your thumb above the pubic bone and press at the point.
Acupressure Point # 4 Sacral Points
This point is located at the base of the spine, above the tall bone; this point is called as the sacrum. This acupressure point helps to treat both lower back pain and relieve menstrual cramps. Lie down on your back, by placing hands on your sides, now place one hand under the base of spine and other on top. This will help to relax your uterus and reduce menstrual cramps.
Acupressure Point # 5 Womb and Vitals
This acupressure point is located 1-2 widths outside the sacrum and in between the base of the buttocks and the top of the hipbone. This acupressure point relieves menstrual cramps, urinary problems, pelvic tension and PMS.
Simple Home remedies for menstrual cramps
- Have a cup of hot ginger root tea with one teaspoon of honey, to reduce the menstrual cramps.
- Drink lots of water and have foods which are rich in water content like celery, cucumber, watermelon, berries, lettuce, etc.
- Eat papaya
- Have calcium rich foods
- Use heating pads
- Say no to caffeine