In The Absence of Regular Acupuncture: Two points for relief of menstrual cramps and low back pain

We can’t stress enough just how useful acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is for various gynecological disorders such as dysmenorrhea, (heavy painful periods) or amenorrhea (no periods). We want to share with you any easy tips that you can use at home to treat yourself for various conditions.

Today we are going to talk about acupressure on Spleen 9 and Spleen 8 to ease menstrual cramps and back pain.  I'll take us on a video walk-through, here as well.

To locate Spleen 8 and 9, you can click on the link above and find them on the inside of your calf, just below your knee along your tibia (shin bone). These two points are only a few inches apart, which makes it easy to apply acupressure on both of them at the same time. This entire area tends sensitive on most people, particularly women. Massage the area with medium pressure while taking some nice deep, relaxing breaths. This should help to relax any abdominal cramps or low back pain associated with monthly periods.

Both of these points are good for treating abdominal fullness. You can also try this for stomach cramps related to intestinal urgency and other kinds of digestive discomfort.

And that’s it. We love this tip because it’s easy to do and very effective. Let us know how it works for you.

We miss all of you. We hope to see you again and in good health.

 - MAS acupuncturist Elizabeth Ropp



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