Acupressure Massage for Constipation

Constipation
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These are the acupressure points for constipation. Working on these points can help you get better faster. You do not have to use all of these points. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.

Acupressure Point ST25 — Tian Shu
Chinese Name: 天 樞

Location: 3 body inches lateral (to the side) to the center of the belly button.
Benefits: abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, gurgling sound in the abdomen due to flatus, abdominal bloating, fullness, pain around the belly button, water retention in the abdomen, irregular menstruation, premenstrual disorders (PMS)

Acupressure Point ST36 — Zu San Li 
Chinese Name: 足三里

Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap toward the outside of the shinbone.
Benefits: Strengthens the whole body to prevent as well as relieve allergies. long life point, balancing point, to boost up energy, knee pain, gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, mental fog, mental disorders, schizophrenia, arterial sclerosis, poor digestion especially of proteins and carbohydrates, diabetes, breast abscess, mastitis, pain and swelling in the breast, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Strengthens and tones the muscles and improves the condition of the skin throughout the entire body.

Acupressure Point ST37 — Shang Ju Xu
Chinese Name: 上巨虛

Location: 8 finger width (6 body inch) below the lateral eye of the patella, on the line connecting the eye of the patella and the external malleolus.
Benefits: abdominal bloating, severe constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, appendicitis, cramps in the lower abdomen, knee pain, colitis, irritable bowels.

Acupressure Point UB57 — Cheng Shan
Chinese Name: 承山

Location: directly below the belly of muscle gastrocnemius.
Benefits: cramps in the legs, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, constipation, sagging calf muscles, leg pains, low backache, poor circulation in the legs.

Acupressure Point Large Intestine Point
Location: 3 body inches below CV 8 and 4 body inches lateral on the left.
Benefits: constipation, parasites, lower abdominal pain, flatulence, abdominal bloating, and indigestion.

It is important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.

Caution: You should consult with a healthcare professional before practicing Acupressure or starting any diet, exercise, Chinese herbs or other supplementation programs.

By |2016-11-20T04:22:58+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Acupressure, Natural Healing|Tags: |

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