Up next in Learn about Acupressure (6 videos)
Get the lowdown on acupressure, and how it differs from acupuncture, in this Howcast video series on the popular alternative therapy. You'll learn how to use acupressure to stop a cough and how to use it to relieve nausea, menstrual cramps, insomnia, a stuffy nose, and sinus pain. It just takes knowing exactly where to apply the pressure.
You Will Need
- Two hands
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.
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.
Switch to the other leg and repeat.
Repeat once more on each leg.
Feel good knowing you have a powerful new weapon against menstrual cramps.