Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote healing and balance. While it's important to consult with one of our licensed acupuncturists for personalized guidance, here are a few acupressure points that are believed to be helpful for irregular menses:
Spleen 6 (SP6) or San Yin Jiao:
Located about four finger widths above the inner ankle bone on the backside of the shin. Apply gentle pressure with your thumb or index and middle fingers for a few minutes.
Conception Vessel 6 (CV6) or Qi Hai:
Located about two finger widths below the navel. Apply gentle, firm pressure with your fingertips for a few minutes.
Kidney 3 (KI3) or Tai Xi:
Located in the depression between the inner ankle bone and the Achilles tendon. Apply firm pressure with your thumb or index and middle fingers for a few minutes.
Liver 3 (LV3) or Tai Chong:
Located on the top of the foot, in the depression between the big toe and the second toe. Apply firm pressure with your thumb or index and middle fingers for a few minutes.
Governing Vessel 4 (GV4) or Ming Men:
Located in the lower back, about two finger widths below the waistline and in the center of the body. Apply gentle pressure with your fingertips for a few minutes.
Remember to apply firm but comfortable pressure to these acupressure points. You can massage them in a circular or kneading motion, or simply apply steady pressure. If you experience any discomfort or pain, stop applying pressure immediately.
While acupressure may provide relief for some individuals, acupuncture will be more effective. We’ve had a lot of success with treating irregular menses using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.
Chinese Herbs can also be very useful to treat irregular menses.