11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS pain

The menstrual cramps can be very painful but you can heal them with some pressure points. The Acupressure Points for period cramps and PMS are best therapy for self healing.

Every woman goes through the menstrual cycle every month. However, periods time is normal for some women and complicated for others. Here we will guide you about How to Heal Cramps and PMS with Acupressure Points. We will also recommend the effective pressure points for quick relief in period cramps, pains and discomfort.


Physical Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome:

  • Pain in Abdomen
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Physical and Mental Tiredness i.e. Lack of Energy
  • Change in Sleep Pattern
  • Irritation or Pain in Breast
  • Muscle Contraction and Pain
  • Joint Ache /Pain
  • Back Pain, Lower Back Pain
  • Acne on some part of body

Emotional Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome:

  • Mood Swings
  • Craving for Food
  • Sensitive towards Light or Sound
  • Irritability or Being Short-tempered, Aggressive
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Outburst e.g. Crying
  • Mental Tiredness
  • Feeling of Restlessness
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Felling Confused
  • Lapse of Memory (Forgetfulness)
  • Trouble in Concentration

Though all the above symptoms do not arise in all women, but some of physical and emotional symptoms appear in every woman. There is no specific medicine available yet for Premenstrual Syndrome. Because the symptoms of menstrual cycle appear differently in every other woman. In such circumstances, Acupressure Points are very helpful to cure Cramps and Pains of Premenstrual Syndrome.

11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS pain

There are some Acupressure Points which can help you to overcome Premenstrual Syndrome. These pressure points are very sensitive and therefore it is advisable to apply them gently. Here we will explain the Most Effective Acupressure Points for Premenstrual Syndrome and Cramps as follows:

  1. Union Valley Point (LI4)
  2. Bigger Rushing Point (LV3)
  3. Three Yin Crossing Point (SP6)
  4. Grandfather Grandson Point (SP4)
  5. Sea of Energy Point (CV6)
  6. Gate Origin Point (CV4)
  7. Mansion Cottage Point (SP13)
  8. Rushing Door Point (SP12)
  9. Womb and Vitals Point (B48)
  10. Sacral Points
  11. Earth’s Pivot Point (SP8)

All the above pressure points and applying techniques can be discussed in detail as follows:

01. Union Valley Point (LI4):

Pressure Points for Menstrual Cramps
Union Valley Point (LI4)

Acupressure Union Valley Point is also known as Large Intestine 4 Point. This pressure point is situated between your thumb and index finger, on both hands. Refer the picture given above to find the exact spot of LI4 Point. Hold your left hand with right one as shown in picture.

Apply gentle pressure on this point for two-three minutes and then do the same process on right hand. By stimulating Acupressure Union Valley Point, you will feel quick relief in headache, abdominal pain and shoulder pain.

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02. Bigger Rushing Point (LV3):

Pressure Points for Cramps
Bigger Rushing Point (LV3)

Acupressure Bigger Rushing Point is also called Liver 3 Point. This point can be found on you feet, half inch far, in line between your Big Toe and Second Toe. It is quite easy to recognize the LV3 Point if you see the picture above. Put your hand under your left foot and thumb on Liver 3 Point.

Apply mild pressure on this point for 30 seconds to one minute. Then release it and do the same process with right foot. Acupressure Bigger Rushing Point will relieve anxiety, anger, dizziness, headache and exhaustion.

03. Three Yin Crossing Point (SP6):

Pressure Points for Menstrual Cramps
Three Yin Crossing Point

Acupressure Three Yin Crossing Point is very helpful in Premenstrual Syndrome. This point is available at three to four centimeters above the anklebone and near the shinbone. See the picture displayed above to reach the Spleen 6 Point i.e. Three Yin Crossing Point on your legs.

Use your thumb to apply firm pressure on SP6 point for one to three minutes (as per your requirement and state of health). Stimulate this pressure point on booth legs one after another. Acupressure Three Yin Crossing Point helps to reduce cramps on abdomen, abdominal bloating/swelling and genital pain.

04. Grandfather Grandson Point (SP4):

Pressure Points for Menstrual CrampsAcupressure Grandfather Grandson Point was earlier known as Spleen 4 Point. This point is located on side of foot, in line with big toe. It is at one centimeter distance from ball of the foot or you can say three centimeters far from base of big toe. You should see the above picture to recognize the exact place of SP4 Point.

Apply light pressure on Spleen 4 Point with your thumb. Hold the pressure for one to two minutes and repeat the same on another foot. Acupressure Grandfather Grandson Point is quite effective in relieving bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and anxiety.

05. Sea of Energy Point (C) (CV6):

11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS painAcupressure Sea of Energy Point is situated just below your navel/belly button. This point is approximately one inch away from the belly button. In above picture, the Conception Vessel 6 Point is (C).

Press the CV6 Point very gently as it is sensitive. You may hold the pressure for one minute. With help of Acupressure Sea of Energy Point, you can heal cramps, headache, constipation and irregular periods cycle.

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06. Gate Origin Point (D) (CV4):

11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS painAcupressure Gate Origin Point is located a little more down from belly button. You can find Conception Vessel 4 Point around 4 centimeters downwards from CV6 i.e. Sea of Energy Point.

The Gate Origin Point is (D) in the above given picture. Apply mild pressure on CV4 Point with one or two fingers. Release this point after half or one minute. Applying pressure on Acupressure Gate Origin Point will reduce irregularity of periods, cramps and vaginal discharge.

07. Mansion Cottage Point (A) (SP13):

11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS pain

Acupressure Mansion Cottage Point is located on both sides in pelvic area. The exact place of Spleen 13 Point is in the middle of the crease of joint of legs and body. If you can’t search the  SP13 pressure point, see (A) in the picture given above.

Apply light pressure on SP13 Point on both sides simultaneously for a minute and release them. Acupressure Mansion Cottage Point is effective to relieve cramps on abdomen, discomfort and abdominal pain.

08. Rushing Door Point (B) (SP12):

11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS painAcupressure Rushing Door Point is also situated in the pelvic area, below the Mansion Cottage Point. In the picture above, the Spleen 12 Rushing Door Point is (B) on both sides, a little down from Gate Origin Point.

Apply gentle pressure on SP12 Point both sides together and hold it for sometime, then release the pressure. Acupressure Rushing Door Point will give quick results in abdominal bloating, cramps and discomfort.

09. Womb and Vitals Point (F) (B48):

11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS painAcupressure Womb and Vitals Point is situated on both sides, outside the sacrum at one to two centimeters away. Sacrum is a large area at the base of the spine. You should see (F) in the picture above to recognize Bladder 48 Point i.e. Womb and Vitals Point on your lower back.

Apply smooth pressure on B48 point for 30 seconds to one minute and release it. Acupressure Womb and Vitals Point is helpful to cure lower back pain, premenstrual syndrome, cramps, urinary issues and pelvic pain.

10. Sacral Points:

11 Pressure points for period cramps & PMS pain

Acupressure Sacral Points are located on the lower back of the body. It is group of sixteen pressure points on both sides of buttock, out of which two points are above the Womb and Vitals Point. See the Sacral Points in the above picture as (E).

Massage these points with both hands for two to three minutes. By massaging Acupressure Sacral Points, you will feel relaxation in uterus, relief in pelvic pain and cramps.

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11. Earth’s Pivot/Crux Point (SP8):

pressure points for period cramps

Acupressure Earth’s Pivot Point is the last pressure point for menstrual cramps and it is very effective. The Earth’s Crux Spleen 8 Point is situated a little above the SP6 Three Yin Crossing Point on your leg. The exact spot of Earth’s Pivot SP8 Point is on the medial aspect of the lower leg as shown in the above picture.

Find the SP8 Point on left and right legs and apply firm pressure on them at once. Hold the pressure for 1 minutes and release them. The Acupressure Earth’s Pivot Point is useful for relieving irregular menstruation, edema, dysuria, abdominal pain, abdominal distension, nocturnal emission, dysmenorrhea and diarrhea.

FAQs about pressure points for period cramps

The menstrual cycle comes with physical pains and emotional disturbances for many women. Here we provide some important questions regarding how to deal with menstrual cramps using acupressure points. You should check all FAQs and their answers to know how it works.

Q.1 What pressure point relieves menstrual cramps?

Spleen 8 pressure point relieves menstrual cramps, painful menstruation, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation and abdominal pain.

Q.2 Where do you massage for period cramps?

You should massage on Three Yin Crossing (SP6) Point for period cramps. The SP6 Point is situated 4 centimeters above the anklebone, near the shinbone.

Q.3 How can I instantly relieve menstrual cramps at home?

You can instantly relieve menstrual cramps at home by using an electric water bag to get heat on abdomen and lower back. You can also apply CV6, CV4, B48 and Sacral Points to get instant relief in menstrual cramps.

Q.4 How can I reduce anger during menstrual cycle?

You can apply LV3 and SP4 Points to reduce anger during menstrual cycle, they also help to relieve anxiety.

The Bottom Line:

Acupressure Points for Premenstrual Syndrome, mentioned above are best of our knowledge and latest research. Each pressure point helps to reduce pain and discomfort caused by menstrual cycle as well as help to manage anxiety and anger during those days.

You should use our suggested pressure points to relieve menstrual cramps and pain effectively. If you want to know more have queries regarding acupressure points for irregular menstruation then ask us in the comment section. We will be happy to answer your queries ASAP.

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