7. Sacral Points- for Menstrual Pain
Sacral acupressure points are great for relaxing the uterus and relieving menstrual cramps. It also helps reduce sciatica and lower back pain.
The bunch of sacral points is located on the sacrum, that is, the base of the spine directly above the tail bone. Simply lie down on your back with your hands under the base of your spine. Place one hand on top of the other so as to apply steady and firm pressure on the sacral points for a couple of minutes.
8. Shen Men- to Quit Smoking
Acupressure and acupuncture can also help in getting rid of an addiction. An auricular point called Shen Men can make it easier for you to quit smoking, especially when used in conjunction with other points.
Plus, it helps relieve stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and inflammatory diseases. It is similar to the heart meridian point HT 7 but has a wider range of therapeutic benefits.
It is believed that ear acupuncture helps you quit smoking by making the taste of cigarettes less desirable. It is advisable to use acupressure and acupuncture as an adjunct to your substance abuse treatment plan.
The Shen Menpoint is located on the upper half of the ear, above the apex of the triangular fossa. Place your index finger on this point and your thumb behind the ear on the same point. Massage it by applying firm pressure. Do this a few times daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Use it in conjunction with other points like Tim Mee, Broken Sequence, Sympathetic Autonomic Point and others. For best results, it is recommended to have the treatment done by a qualified professional.