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How To Relieve Menstrual Cramps With Acupressure

Watch more Learn about Acupressure videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Don't suffer through one more bout of period pain. Instead, try this trick from the ancient Chinese healing art acupressure. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning If you feel pain when using acupressure, stop immediately. Pregnant women should not use acupressure. Step 1: Find the sweet spot Find the acupressure spot SP-6, called the Sanyinjiao point. Located four finger widths above your inner ankle bone, just behind the shinbone, it helps relax the cervix, according to Chinese medicine. Tip If you feel pain when you press down, you're on the wrong spot. Step 2: Press it with your thumb Take your thumb and press on the point for six seconds, then release it for two seconds. Keep this up for five minutes. Step 3: Switch feet Switch to the other leg and repeat. Step 4: Repeat Repeat once more on each leg. Tip This acupressure move can also help new mothers deal with the cramps they experience for several days after giving birth. Step 5: Feel good Feel good knowing you have a powerful new weapon against menstrual cramps. Did You Know? In one study, 87 percent of participants who tried acupressure to relieve their menstrual cramps said they found it helpful.
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