Acupressure is an ancient Chinese treatment that involves the stimulation of certain points on your body. Unlike acupuncture, which uses needles to stimulate these points, acupressure uses finger pressure. The following acupressure exercise can help to relieve a wide variety of menopause symptoms, including menopause hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and emotional tension.
- Locate the points on the back of your neck, in the hollows about a finger-width to the right and left of the base of your skull. Hold these points simultaneously for one to three minutes.
- With the thumb and index finger of your right hand, press the point located in the webbing between the base of your thumb and pointer finger of your left hand, directly above the muscle. Hold for one to three minutes, then switch hands.
- With the index and middle fingers of your right hand, press the point directly between your eyebrows, where the bridge of your nose meets your forehead. With the index and middle fingers of your left hand, press the point at the top of your head. (There should be a slight indentation.) Hold for one to three minutes.
- Press the fingers of your right hand on the point three finger-widths above the bottom of your breastbone, in the center of your breastbone, directly over your heart. Hold for one to three minutes.