The Acupressure Points You Need to Know to Quickly Relieve Gas, Bloating and Stomach Pain

Acupressure the most popular alternative medicine technique, probably because it combines both pressure and acupuncture. It involves application of pressure on accurate acupuncture points. Many people believe that acupressure enhances digestion, meaning it helps the stomach to empty more efficiently, and thus prevent bloating and flatulence. In this article we will explain you how does acupressure work for your stomach (and gases).

Consider these acupressure points for gas

We give you the main acupressure points on your body regarding gases and flatulence. Consider stimulating these in cases of bloating and stomach issues.

Location: Look for these on the middle line of your body. The Center of Energy, or the first point, is located right above the navel. The other point is located 2 centimeters below it. It is known as the Sea of Energy.

What these do for you: Apply pressure on the stomach points to relieve gas problems. This will also relieve abdominal contraction, constipation, stomach ache, frustration, lower back pain, emotional stress and heartburn. For better results, stimulate these points regularly.

Location: Look for these in the lower part of our body or in the level of your waist. These are known as the Sea of Vitality. Seek for the 4 points for gas that are set around the waistline.

What these do for you: Apply pressure on these points for gas to relieve indigestion, abdominal pain and stomach ache. However, if you are dealing with back problems, skip these points, as their stimulation may aggravate your problem.

Location: These points are located on the inside of the wrist area. Experts refer to them as the Inner Gate Point.

What these do for you: Carefully stimulate these point to relieve stomach ache, nausea and to enhance your digestion as well.

Location: The Stomach 36 or Zu San Li (leg three miles) stands for the acupressure points that recharge your energy and help you walk for 3 miles even when you are tired.

Bend your leg slightly, and place 4 fingers below your kneecap. Set your index finger right at the base of your kneecap, and set the rest of your fingers below it. Your point is in the part where your little finger touches the outer part of the shin bone. Look for a soft spot in this area.

What it does for you: Stimulate this point to boost your energy and immunity. It will also relieve nausea, vomiting, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea. Apply pressure on this point to improve poor digestion.

Location: There are two important shiatsu acupressure points on the feet. You can easily find these using your thumb. The first point is located on the top of the arch, just a finger width away from the ‘ball.’ The second point is the meeting point of your second and big toe, right on the top of the foot.

What these do for you: Stimulate the first point for a minute to soothe your stomach, improve circulation, and reduce gases. Apply pressure on the second point for a minute as well to relieve bloating and gas.

Location: It is set about 3 fingers width above the inner ankle bone.

What it does for you: Stimulate this point to relieve conditions associated with your lower abdomen, such as flatulence, abdominal distention and colitis.

The Acupressure Points You Need to Know to Quickly Relieve Gas, Bloating and Stomach Pain