Acupressure is a technique which is extremely beneficial and it is a combination of both pressure and acupuncture. Namely, it works by applying pressure to acupuncture points and it brings a number of health benefits. It can stimulate digestion, help with emptying of the stomach, it can prevent bloating and gas issues.
In this article, read about some of the most important points you need to know, which will help you treat bloating, gas, and stomach discomfort.
- Stomach Points
These points are located on the body’s middle lines and the first is just over the navel. The other is a couple of centimeters below. The first one is called the Center of Energy while the second one Sea of Energy.
If you want to treat gas problems, put some pressure on this points and you will reduce abdominal contraction, relieve constipation, heal frustration, treat stomach pains, soothe heartburn, reduce emotional stress and reduce lower back pain. Do this treatment on regular basis for best results.
- Lower Back Points
There are four points on the lower back and they can be found round the waistline. They are called Sea of Vitality.
You need to put pressure on these points in order to prevent gas, reduce stomachaches, and relieve abdominal pain. If you have a weak back, avoid doing this since it can lead to more complications.
- Hand Points
These points are located on the inside of the wrists and they are called Inner Gate Point. You can put pressure on these points if you want to improve digestion, reduce stomach pain and nausea.
- Leg Three Miles
These points are located under the kneecap and they are called ZU San Li or also “leg three mile”, meaning they can provide a person with enough energy to walk for 3 miles. If you want to find these points, you need to slightly bend your leg, and put 4 fingers under the kneecap. Put your index finger at the kneecap’s base and the other fingers need to be right under it. The point is where your little finger is.
Applying pressure on this point will provide your body with energy, it will improve digestion, relieve gas, strengthen the immune system and soothe other digestive issues such as constipation and diarrhea.
- Points on the Feet
There are two very important points on the feet. Use your thumb to locate them, after you have crossed your ankle over your knee. One of the pointsis located on the arch’s top and the other is on the spot where the second and the big toe meet.
Applying pressure on the first point will reduce gas, calm your stomach, and promote circulation. Applying pressure on the second will also reduce bloating and gas.
- Three Yin Crossing
This point is located approximately 3-fingers widths over the inner ankle’s bone.
By applying pressure on this point, you can treat lower abdomen problems like abdominal distention, flatulence and colitis.
Here we present you with some useful tips which will help you do acupressure and achieve the desired goals:
- At the beginning, apply gentle pressure.
- Next, increase the pressure and apply more pressure every time.
- After you have reached the deepest point, massage the point doing circular motions.
- Use essential oils for more powerful effect.
- Make sure that you are in a comfortable position and that you are relaxed while doing this treatment. Don’t forget to breathe deeply.
- You can do acupressure whenever it is possible.
- If you cannot do the treatment alone, ask for help