Self Help for Women
Pre Menstrual Syndrome or PMS as it is commonly known can come on a day or two before menstruation. It can cause sudden cramping in the pelvic area which is very uncomfortable and painful, to say the least.
I know first hand how painful it is!
The pain was excruciating
One day as I drove along on my own, a sudden and excruciating cramp came on. Luckily, it happened just as I stopped at a red traffic light. Of course, I didn’t have much time, so I had to think fast! What could I do to move this on?
My instinct (inner wisdom) told me to ‘sandwich’ my pelvis.
An astonishing result
Imagine my astonishment when, within seconds, the pain and cramp subsided! By the time the light turned green again, the cramp, the pain and the discomfort had all completely DISAPPEARED.
Better still, I’ve never had cramps like that again.
Not just for women with PMS!
There are many women who are, happily, past the stage of PMS if they are going through the menopause or are post menopausal. This hold is still helpful nevertheless!
The self help hold will also benefit men. As it keeps the energy flowing properly through the pelvic area, it supports especially the prostate.
Why does this work?
This Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold is really simple and effective (have I said that before?) because it releases congested/stuck energy in the pelvic area.
When energy gets stuck there can be pain and discomfort. But it’s not only in the pelvic area; one may also feel heavy or uncomfortable in the legs.
Basically, the energy flow down the legs is constricted, so this is also a great hold to help with poor circulation, cold feet and to relieve restless legs.
Self help exercise to clear the pelvic area
So to get the energy flowing properly, we can help clear the area as follows:
Place the left hand on the pubic bone. This clears the descending energy down the front.
Place the right hand with the palm side on the base of the spine as far down as possible near the coccyx. If it’s uncomfortable doing it that way you can also turn your hand around so the back of the hand is on the base of the spine.
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