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Cramps, menstrual

Acupressure points for pain, discomfort or other symptoms of Menstrual Cramps

Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.

Acupoint 4: Bl60

In the depression just behind the outer anklebone

TCM: Bladder 60

Acupoint 13: Ren-6 & Ren-4

One palm width below the navel; another point with similar effects can be found two thumb widths below this one

TCM: Conception Vessel 6 (upper) and 4 (lower)

Acupoint 5: SP-6

One palm width above the tip of the inner anklebone, on the back of the shinbone; often used in combination with acupoint #6

TCM: Spleen 6

Acupoint 2: Pc-6

Two thumb widths from the largest crease on the inside wrist; the point is between the tendons in the middle of the wrist

TCM: Pericardium 6

Acupoint 15: Pc-9

On the middle finger, just above the nail, on the side closest to the thumb

TCM: Pericardium 9

Acupoint 38: Gb-20

Two thumb widths on either side of the spine, where the base of the skull meets the neck

TCM: Gallbladder 20

Acupoint 31: Liv-2

Just above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 2

If you have not found relief, try the same points on the opposite side of the body, or go back and try a related or similar symptom or body area. If you have not used acupressure before, please see the Instructions, then click the "Body Area" or "A-Z" tab and repeat.

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