acupressure points for digestion

3 Acupressure Points for Digestion

good food, great digestionMeridian Massage and Digestion

Meridian Massage utilizes both acupressure points and massage to balance the flow of energy. Working with just three acupressure points can improve digestion. When the energy (called Qi – pronounced “chee”) is balanced and flowing, we experience health and vitality. The Meridian Massage approach integrates abdominal massage and acupressure points to support healthy digestion.

3 Acupressure Points for Digestion

  1. Stomach 25 (ST 25)
    ST 25 is level with the navel, and just two cun (2 thumb widths) lateral to the navel. All acupressure points are located on both sides of the body; notice that ST 25 is found on both sides of the abdomen. Massage both acupoints for the best results.

    acupressure points for digestion

    Stomach 25 is level with the navel and 2 cun lateral to it.

  2. Spleen 15 (SP 15)
    SP 15 is level with the navel, and four cun (4 thumb widths) lateral to the navel. All acupressure points are located on both sides of the body; notice that SP 15 is found on both sides of the abdomen. Massage both acupoints for the best results.

    acupressure points for digestion

    Spleen 15 is level with the navel and 4 cun lateral to it.

  3. Stomach 36
    ST 36  is just below the knee, on the outside of the lower leg. It is  three cun (3 thumb widths) below the knee cap, and 1 cun away from the shin bone (tibia). All acupressure points are located on both sides of the body; ST 36 is on both legs.  Massage ST 36 on both legs for the best results.

    acupressure points for digestion

    ST 36 is on both legs.


Combining acupressure points

To get the best results, massage two acupoints at the same time. This creates an energetic synergy that boosts the action of each acupoint.

To support digestion, combine contact and massage to ST 36 and ST 25. Massage these two points for 30 seconds to a minute, noticing if your client wants more or less pressure. The amount of time varies based on what your client wants – always ask for feedback and adjust accordingly. Next, combine ST 36 with SP 15.

Abdominal massage for digestion

Gentle contact to the abdomen is very helpful for digestion. The intention of this type of massage is to relax the whole body and mind, while stimulating the flow of Qi within the digestive organs. Add pressure when your client exhales, and soften your pressure when they inhale. By working with the breath, you put your client at ease and offer more precise pressure to the abdominal organs.

Combine acupressure points and massage

The best results come from a combination of abdominal massage with the acupoint combinations given above. Meridian Massage is just that, the combination of massage to a general area, with meridians and acupressure points. Experiment on yourself, notice your experience, wonder, and practice more. Experience will be your best teacher!

 

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.

7 Comments

  • Avis Lyons

    Reply Reply November 10, 2016

    Thank you! I appreciate you so much and all you do. Your book is rich with gifts and I hope to be able to use those gifts more and more.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply November 10, 2016

      Avis – I appreciate hearing from you, thank you for writing!

  • Sandie M Young

    Reply Reply November 17, 2016

    Thank you for helping me learn how to create balance in my digestive system.
    I am practicing on all of my family. They are as pleased as I am. Much
    gratitude and many blessings. Keep guiding us, you are the greatest.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply November 17, 2016

      Sandie,
      I’m so happy to hear that you are getting results for yourself and your family – thanks for letting me know!

      Wishing you all continued good health and happiness.

  • JAMDURAI

    Reply Reply November 22, 2016

    THANK u very much cindy

  • Patricia

    Reply Reply November 25, 2016

    Thank you Cindy!

  • Fatima Shariff

    Reply Reply April 12, 2017

    Many thanks Cindy

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