Ease PMS Pain With These 3 Acupressure Points

Do you or a woman you know suffer from severe premenstrual pain? Water retention, lower back pain, mood swings, constipation, headaches? PMS can feel challenging because it affects our bodies physically and then it even affects us emotionally. I find when I have PMS, I have to cut back on my workload, make time for yoga and acupressure, and just basically give myself a break.

When I have PMS, the things that usually bother me in life bother me even more, and it becomes more challenging to speak from my heart instead of speaking from my irritation. PMS can also be a good time for change and to speak your mind. I use acupressure self-care points to help me move from my head to my heart, so that my voice can be heard through my filter of love.

When you have PMS, hold each of these points for 2 to 3 minutes, relaxing on your back for a few minutes in between holding each point. Know that you won't have these strong feelings and emotions forever and the pain will pass. Try to relax the PMS pain and feel the rhythms of your body, and you will feel better.


Spleen 12: Rushing Door & 
Spleen 13 Mansion Cottage


Spleen 12 & 13 are located in the middle of the crease where the leg joins the trunk of the body. These acupressure points relieve menstrual cramping, bloating, and any abdominal discomfort.


Conception Vessel 6: 
Sea of Energy

CV 6 is located 2 finger widths below the belly button. It relieves constipation, irregular periods, headaches, general weakness, and also strengthens your sense of self.


Gallbladder 20: 
Gates of Consciousness

Gallbladder 20: 
Gates of Consciousness

GB 20 is located in the hollow spaces below the skull. It relieves headaches, including migraines, helps vision and neck pain, irritability, and helps ease up tight feelings. This point helps open your eyes in a metaphorical sense to the peace in your life and also helps bring you more mental clarity.