Almost all women experience menstrual cramps during their monthly menstrual cycle in one way or the other.
Some women experience abdomen cramps which are similar o the labor pains and some women experience cramps in other parts of the body like the back, or calves and sometimes shoulders.
Using acupressure, the discomfort caused by menstrual cramps can be relieved. When acupressure is used on certain pressure points on the body, it immediately increases the blood circulation to those parts and the blood pressure would free the muscular tension with immediate effect. Most of the aches and pains in the body are mostly due to muscular tension or some infections.
Acupressure uses the single method of treatment and that is massage to treat several symptoms. Depending on which part of the body you are experiencing the menstrual cramps, acupressure can be applied to the nodal points related to that part of the body. For example, for abdominal cramps acupressure can be applied to the nodal points located on the abdomen and stomach area. If you are having menstrual cramps in the knee or the legs, then the nodal points would be located on the feet and the pressure is applied on the feet.
However, it is important to know which nodal point corresponds to which part of the body while using acupressure. Also the benefit of acupressure is that it gives instant relief without any side effects and a person starts feeling better instantaneously. Instead of taking pills for the pain using acupressure methods can be more beneficial.
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