Acupoints that help relieve menstrual cramps

You can alleviate menstrual cramps and other symptoms by stimulating the following acupoints:

  • Mansion Cottage. You can find the Mansion Cottage in your pelvic area. Find the spot in the middle of the crease where your leg joins the trunk of your body. Gently massage this area on both legs to relieve menstrual discomfort, cramps, and abdominal discomfort.
  • Yin Tang. The Yin Tang point is also known as your third eye. This point can be found just between your eyes on your forehead. Massage this spot by gently stroking it with your index finger for around 60 to 90 seconds. It is helpful in calming yourself down from emotional outbursts relating to PMS.
  • Sea of Energy. Your Sea of Energy can be found just two finger widths below your belly button. Softly rub this area to help treat PMS, menstrual cramps, reproductive problems, irregular vaginal discharge, irregular periods, and constipation.
  • Returning Point. Stimulating the aptly named Returning Point can help return your irregular menstrual cycle to a more normal rhythm. Locate this spot just above your genitals at the pubic area and lightly press down on it with your fingers until you feel your pubic bone. Once you have found it, slightly move your fingers just a thumb width above your pubic bone and apply pressure to the points just two thumb widths away from it on either side. It can also help relieve menstrual cramps.
  • Three Yin Crossing. You can find the Three Yin Crossing point just four finger widths above your inner ankle bone. It should be near the back of your shinbone. Stimulate this acupoint to reduce menstrual cramps and open up your clogged energy channels to promote proper blood flow. It can also help alleviate water retention, menstrual cramps, irregular vaginal discharge, and genital pain.
  • Union Valley. This acupoint can be found in the fleshy region in between your thumb and index finger. You can apply pressure to this fleshy joint to normalize delayed and irregular menstrual cycles. It can also help relax the uterine muscles and treat headaches, shoulder pain, abdominal pain, and infertility issues.