Rubbing Lateral Shin Acupuncture point SP* 5 minutes clockwise on one leg and 5 minutes counterclockwise on other dropped pains from 6.8/10 to 4.5/10.
Patient Prefer Adherence. 2012;6:137-42. Epub 2012 Feb 13.
The effects of acupressure on severity of primary dysmenorrhea.
Gharloghi S, Torkzahrani S, Akbarzadeh AR, Heshmat R. free article here
- 25 women each group
- pressure on posterior shin pressure spot SP6 and SP8 compared
- SP8 significantly better:
- As seen above SP8 worked significantly better
“press [SP8] with her thumb in a clockwise circular fashion for 5 minutes, then press the point on the other foot for 5 minutes, this time in a counterclockwise fashion, and then repeat the whole procedure to yield a total period of 20 minutes; two periods of 5 minutes spent on each foot.”
Comment – though one would think anti-cramp pills would be easier, they probably don’t have effect in 20 minutes…