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Acupressure points for period pain that give instant relief!

Acupressure points for period pain will surely give relief at once. Read on to know how to do this.
Acupressure point to relieve pain.
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Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 13 Dec 2023, 09:54 am IST
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Ladies, if you are tired of popping in pills and using hot water bags for period pain, it might be time to time to consider finding our the various acupressure points for period pain. 

Acupressure is an old but viable technique that is derived from traditional Chinese medicine. In this technique, one exerts pressure on specific acupoints in the body to release muscular tension. It is believed that identifying and working on the pressure points for period cramps can really help in relieving the pain. Even doctors recommend self-acupressure to women as it has positive results when it comes to relieving period pain.

How does acupressure help with period pain?

If you are wondering how to relieve period cramps, then acupressure is your answer. Vital energy circulates in your body. However, when there is blockage, then this flow is not complete, and that results in pain. Acupressure corrects this imbalance and helps to open this blockage.

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How to find pressure points to reduce period pain?

Dysmenorrhea, aka, period pain is one of the most common period symptoms faced by almost every woman. According to Dr Gauri Agarwal, fertility expert & founder- Seeds of Innocence, approximately 50 to 90 percent of young women experience excessive period pains. At times, it is so severe that it leads to abdominal cramping, backache, and diarrhoea in some women. Due to this, they experience body fatigue and are unable to function properly.

“Self-acupressure is considered effective and helps to achieve a relative reduction in menstrual pain”, says Dr Agarwal, adding, “Acupressure can be helpful in reducing the pain and severity of dysmenorrhea for up to 2 hours after application,” she says.

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There are two pressure points that are located at the following spots in your hand:

  1. Between the base of your thumb
  2. Between the base of your index finger

All you need to do is press these points alternatively. Hold on for a few seconds and move to the other point. Keep alternating between the two for five minutes and then switch to the other hand. 

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You’ll see a significant difference in the cramps which might last for at least two hours. After that, you can repeat this again and bid adieu to menstrual cramps like they never existed with acupressure.

Acupressure points to get periods regularly

There are acupoints which acupressure targets and putting pressure on these balances hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These help maintain a regular menstrual cycle. It also aids proper blood circulation in the reproductive organs and pelvic area, that helps with you having regular periods. Additionally, it reduces stress and regulates ovulation.


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