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Relieving Menstrual Pain and Menopausal Syndromes with Shiatsu Acupressure: A Natural Approach

May 22, 2023

Menstrual pain and menopausal syndromes are common issues experienced by many women. These symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and can greatly affect a woman’s quality of life. Shiatsu acupressure is an alternative therapy that can help alleviate these symptoms.

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage that uses finger pressure on specific points on the body to help alleviate pain and discomfort. Shiatsu acupressure is a form of shiatsu that focuses on stimulating acupressure points on the body. These points are believed to be connected to different organs and systems in the body, and stimulating them can help improve overall health and well-being.

During menstruation, many women experience cramping and discomfort in their lower abdomen. This can be caused by contractions of the uterus as it sheds its lining. Shiatsu acupressure can help alleviate menstrual cramps by stimulating specific acupressure points on the body. These points are located on the lower abdomen, lower back, and inner thighs.

By applying pressure to these points, the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanisms are activated, helping to reduce the intensity of menstrual cramps. Shiatsu acupressure can also help improve blood flow to the uterus, which can help reduce the severity of menstrual cramps.

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, but it can also bring about a range of uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. Shiatsu acupressure can help alleviate these symptoms by stimulating specific acupressure points on the body.

For example, applying pressure to the point between the eyebrows (known as the “third eye” point) can help alleviate hot flashes and improve sleep. Stimulating the point on the top of the head (known as the “governing vessel” point) can help alleviate mood swings and improve mental clarity.

In addition, shiatsu acupressure can also help improve circulation and reduce stress, which can further alleviate menopausal symptoms. By reducing stress and promoting relaxation, shiatsu acupressure can help women cope with the physical and emotional changes that come with menopause.

It’s important to note that while shiatsu acupressure can be a helpful tool in managing menstrual pain and menopausal symptoms, it should not be used as a substitute for medical care. Women should always consult with their healthcare provider before trying any new form of therapy, including shiatsu acupressure.

In conclusion, shiatsu acupressure is a natural and non-invasive way to alleviate menstrual pain and menopausal symptoms. By stimulating specific acupressure points on the body, shiatsu acupressure can help improve overall health and well-being. If you’re interested in trying shiatsu acupressure, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider to make sure it’s safe for you.

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Meet Marin L. Kokin, L.Ac.

Marin — acupuncturist, nutritionist, and owner of the Kokin Healing Center — is beloved by her patients. Read about patients that have found success at the Kokin Healing Center in Calabasas.