These are the acupressure points for dysentery. 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 CV12 — Zhong Wan
Chinese Name: 中脘
Location: midway between the belly button and the bottom of the breastbone. On the midline of the abdomen, 5 finger width above the belly button.
Benefits: acute abdominal pain, pain due to overeating, gastric pain, sour stomach, belching, regurgitation, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, distention of the abdomen due to flatulence, hiatal hernia.
Acupressure Point UB20 — Pi Shu
Chinese Name: 脾俞
Location: 3 finger width lateral to the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.
Benefits: abdominal bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, indigestion, swelling in the abdomen, food allergy, pain in the mid-back.
Acupressure Point LI11 — Qu Chi
Chinese Name: 曲池
Location: On the top, outer end of the elbow crease. bend your arm, press your thumb into the hollow located on the top, outer end of the elbow crease, directly above the elbow, between the elbow joint (below) and the muscle (above).
Benefits: food allergy, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, fever, sore throat, pain in the elbow and arm, tennis elbow, to balance the energy in cancer patients. Relieves allergies, particularly inflamed skin disorders (such as hives and rashes), itching, and fevers.
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 SP8 — Di Ji
Chinese Name: 地機
Location: 3 body inches below sp 9, on the medial border of the tibia.
Benefits: anorexia, bulimia, neurotic vomiting, abdominal distention, dysentery, severe uterine bleeding, severe uterine cramps, post partum hemorrhage, impotency, abdominal pain, diarrhea, edema, difficulty in urination, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Acupressure Point SP1 — Yin Bai
Chinese Name: 隱白
Location: on the medial side of the great toe, 0.1 body inch posterior to the corner of the nail.
Benefits: bloody stool, severe uterine bleeding, dream disturbed sleep, mental disorders, convulsions, diarrhea, dysentery, PMS, fear in children, fatigue, temper tantrum in children, hyperactivity, arthritis, anxiety attacks.
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.