All of us experience digestive problems from time to time. Even though the best way to avoid these issues is to change your diet, acupressure can also help you relieve stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, indigestion, trapped gas, and other issues. This technique has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat a wide variety of ailments.
Also called Large Intestine 11, the crooked pond pressure point is located at the outer edge of your elbow’s joint. Apply enough pressure to reduce inflammation and heat caused by eating too much oily and fried foods.
Just above the webbing of your second toe and big toe, applying pressure to the Great Rushing point for one minute helps with healing problems related to your lower abdomen.
Sea of Vitality
The Sea of Vitality is located at your waist, four fingers from the spine. Apply enough pressure to these points to rejuvenate your internal organs and strengthen your immune system. This method will also relieve stomach pain and indigestion.
Feel the bump three fingers width beneath your knee. The three-point mile pressure is located two fingers width outside that bump. Apply enough pressure to this area to alleviate bloating and trapped gas.
The union valley point is located between the web of your index finger and thumb. This is one of the best acupressure points to relieve digestive issues, such as bloating, trapped gas, and indigestion.
The inner gate is located about two and a half fingers above your wrist. Applying pressure to this point for one minute can relieve the nauseous and sick feeling you get from eating a heavy meal.
The outer gate point is located three fingers above your outer wrist. Apply pressure to this point to reduce bloating.
Three Yin Crossing
Applying pressure to this point is known to aid menstrual cramps and digestion. It is located three fingers above your inner ankle. This is also where liver, kidney, and spleen meridians cross.
These pressure points may help you get relief from digestive problems, but results are not guaranteed and may differ from one person to another. If you are injured, feeling unwell or pregnant, it is best to consult a healthcare professional.
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