Acupressure, an alternative therapy based on Chinese acupuncture, is gaining mainstream cred.
‘To target pain, press a specific point on your body with your fingers for a minute,’ says acupuncturist Janet Shaffer.
Press on the middle of your inner forearm, about three finger widths from your wrist crease. (This is the point motion-sickness bracelets press as well.)
For a headache
Pinch the web of flesh between your thumb and forefinger.
Press down on the crease between the palm and the wrist, in line with the pinkie finger – daily, for best results.
For menstrual cramps and period bloat
Press on the inside of your leg just below and slightly behind the knee joint.
(Note: if you’re pregnant, get your doctor’s okay – some points can bring on contractions.)
Source: Good Housekeeping magazine