You can address many women’s health issues with this one simple but powerful acupressure exercise. One of the most important energy gates and acupoints, guanyuan (Ren 4) connects to the three vital acupuncture meridians for women: the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney.
Useful for men as well as women, you can gently stimulate this energy gate for immediate relief from pain and cramps. Practiced on a daily basis, this gate can also help to address sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, or hormonal imbalance.
Placing your thumb at your belly button, measure about a hand’s width down your midline. Gently tap this spot with all of your fingers; you’ll probably notice that it feels quite tender! Tap for at least 4-5 minutes. For extra pain relief, you can place a hot water bottle, hand warmer, or heating pad on this area, for as long as needed.