Ever just eat a little too much and get a little bloated and felt tired afterwards? Well I do, especially after every holiday. Although in every day life when you eat that wrong thing or just had one too many pieces of chocolate. You might get a little nauseous, or have some uncomfortable acid reflux. Here is a simple acupressure massage technique to improve digestion.
There is an acupressure point just below the knee on the lateral side of the shinbone (tibia) that can do wonders for the digestive system. The point is called Stomach 36 , or Leg Three Mile or Zusanli in Chinese. This point is actually one of the most used points during most acupuncture treatments because of its ability to strengthen digestion and has a very strong ripple effect upon all other organs and the body as a whole.
The point lies one hand width or four fingers width below the knee cap on the outside of the shin. A good way to massage this point is to just cross your leg over the other and to squeeze the area with your fingers and hand. Don’t worry about being accurate; the stomach channel passes down the whole outside of the tibia, so you’ll be creating an effect on the stomach even if you’re completely off of the point.
Within 5 minutes of doing this massage you should be able to feel or hear your stomach grumble, especially after eating. In general this point is good for a great variety of issues, which include stomach pain, GERD, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, hiccups, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, mastitis, depression, asthma, cough and even insomnia.
Good digestion is key to over all good health; doing this a few times a week can help keep a body healthy and balanced.
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