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Acupressure for Enhancing the Digestive Function

1.  Use the middle finger to knead the center of the upper abdomen (Rn12), 30 times. Then rub the area with the palm, first in a clockwise and then in a counterclockwise direction, 30 times.
2.  Use the finger tips to push to and fro along the midline of the upper abdomen, 30 times.
3.  Use the sides of the little finger to press on sides of the navel then rub up and down over the lower abdomen, 30 times.
4.  Clench the fists, thump on both sides of the back, lateral to the lower thoracic vertebra (Bl20, 21), 30 times.
5.  Knead 2-finger-breadths above the middle of the wrist (Pc6) on both hands, 30 times.
6.  Knead 1-finger-breadth below the anterior crest of the tibia (St36), 30 times on each leg.

This massage enhances digestion and excretion, and helps to relieve distention, indigestion, belching, and constipation. When kneading or pressing on particular points, there should be enough force to bring about numbness or soreness, while rubbing or wiping should create a feeling of warmth.

Acupressure for enhancing digestive function
Acupressure for enhancing digestive function