Woman's simple tip for 'immediate' relief from period pains

An acupuncturist has come up with a genius and easy trick to stop period pain 'instantly' (stock image)
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Every woman who has experienced periods knows how often painful and frustrating menstrual cramps can be. Some rush for their home comforts such as a comfy blanket or hot water bottle, or send their loved ones out to pick up their favourite bar of chocolate in order to feel better - but sometimes it isn't enough.

And although many women have frequent periods - around every four weeks - the pain level can differ each month, so if you have forgotten to pack paracetamol in your work bag or are on the go, it can sometimes be difficult to manage. One health expert has come up with a quick and easy hack which requires no equipment or medicine - you just need yourself.

The acupuncturist, who runs Nature's Gift Acupuncture in Old Town Alexandria Waterfront in Washington DC, US, claims that if you are suffering from bad period pain you should hold one of your middle fingers on either side by the knuckle, before massaging gently. She insists it will help stop period pain "instantly" by applying acupressure.

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The medical expert says her method works on people who have all variations of flow - light, medium, heavy.