Originally posted by Melissa101
I have bad cramps sometimes and I worry about being without my heating pad and Advil? Any natural yet safe cramp killer ideas?
On your lower back, approx 1/2 to 1 inch outwards of your spine, are pressure points, at approx hip level. If you lay on your back, and use your
thumbs to put pressure on these points for 5-10 min at a time, the cramps will ease up and depending on the severity, will go away. It takes some
practice finding these pressure points, but once you do it is worth it. Even when Advil is available, if the Advil does not completely do the trick,
the pressure points will help.
Also, the lower abdomen, approx four finger widths below the belly button, press and hold for about 30 sec.
On the top of your foot between your big toe and second toe, where the two bones meet, gently press in a circular motion.
Cross your left ankle over your right knee and use your right thumb to find the point on the inside of your lower leg just behind the shinbone and
three finger-widths above the inner anklebone. Press gently.
Inner thigh, about two inches above your knee are pressure points as well.
Slide your finger out and away from the pronounced bump below your kneecap on the front of your knee until you are on a muscle between two bones of
your lower leg. Massage and apply firm pressure to encourage softening of the muscle and to stimulate digestion, promote the release of blood, and
Lie on the floor with your hands in loose fists under your buttocks, your knees bent and your feet flat.
Use the knuckle of your middle finger to stimulate the area of your buttock just outside of the tailbone below the ridge of the hip.
Lower your pelvis onto your hands and allow the weight of your body to apply the pressure.
Slide your fists under your sacrum (tailbone) and lower your pelvis onto your knuckles. This will relieve lower back pain and the abdominal discomfort
It does take time and practice to find these pressure points, so don't give up if you don't find them right away. These were a lifesaver for me
before I had my hysterectomy.