Dysmenorrhea is characterized by such symptoms as distending pain of the lower abdomen and soreness and weakness of the loins and knees which appear before, after or in the menstrual period. Severe cases disturb work and life.
Clinical manifestations: Tender and distending lower abdomen before or in the menstrual period; scanty menstruation or difficulty in menstruation; distending pain in the breasts; headache or migraine. Cold pain in the lower abdomen occurring before or in the menstrual period which is aggravated by coldness; scanty, pale or dark-red menstruation with blood lumps.
Therapeutic Method: activating the flow of Qi to remove blood stasis, warming the channels to dispel cold, and replenishing Qi to nourish blood.
Manipulation: you need ask your family member or friend to help you. (they would be the “operator” below).
You should take the supine position, and the operator should massage your lower abdomen with hand for about 7-8 minutes, until you feel warm in that part. Then, massaging points Qihai (BL 24) and Guanyuan (BL 26) 3-5 minutes. Finally, massaging the point—Suliao (DU 25) at the tip of the nose for 1 minute. Next, you should turn to the prone position, the operator should massage Baliao area with two hands for 3 minutes. Then, massaging points Hegu (LI 4) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) for about 2 minutes.
Treatment is given once daily, and 6 times of treatment make 1 course.