Although the best cure for digestive problems would be to change your diet for good, acupressure has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years to treat all sorts of ailments. Here are 8 easy pressure points to help with bloating, overeating, indigestion, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and the list goes on.
This point is located between the web of your thumb and index finger. It is one of the best acupressure points for digestive problems.
Located three fingers above the outer wrist, stimulating this point helps reduce bloating. Apply pressure for a minute, and switch arms.
You’ll find the inner gate about two and a half fingers above your inner wrist. It helps relieve that sick and nauseous feeling you get from overeating. Press this point for one minute.
Three Point Mile
You should feel a bump three fingers width beneath your knee, the pressure point is located about two finger widths on the outside of that bump. By applying pressure to this point, it’ll help with gas and bloating.
Also known as Large Intestine 11, this pressure point is located at the outer edge of the joint of the elbow. Applying pressure to this point helps reduce heat and inflammation caused from eating too much fried and oily foods.
Sea of Vitality
This point is located at your waist, four fingers from your spine. Applying pressure to these points help fortify the immune system and rejuvenates the internal organs. It also relieves indigestion and stomach aches.
Three Yin Crossing
Located three fingers above your inner ankle, this point is where the Spleen, Kidney, and Liver meridians cross. Known to aid with digestion and menstrual cramps.
Slightly above the webbing of your big toe and second toe, this point helps with overall healing of problems related to the lower abdomen. Apply pressure for a minute.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this video is for general information purposes only. Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. If you are pregnant, injured, or feeling unwell please consult a health care professional before trying. Pregnant woman should NOT stimulate #1 (web between fingers) and #7 (inner shin) as it can induce labor prematurely.