Skip the ibuprofen! New research shows reflexology decreases intensity and duration of menstrual pain.
Reflexology points: The inner and outer reflex areas on each side of your ankle. These are the reflex areas to the hot spots of the body (the uterus and vagina for women). Stimulating these areas can improve the circulation to the reproductive organs and help to regulate and balance you during that time of the month. It may be easier to take a warm spoon and press.
What to do: Try this exercise for 10 to 15 seconds: Take the spoon off, rub the area gently and repeat for another 10 to 15 seconds. Do this 2 to 3 times a day during your period.
Learn more about targeting your pain with this reflexology foot chart: