Acupoints for Treating Digestive Problems
30 Jul 2015
Our modern dietary habits and increased dependence on readymade food has not only led to increased risk of obesity, diabetes and heart diseases, but also disrupted the proper functioning of our digestive system causing problems like gastroenteritis, indigestion, constipation, acid refluxes, diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Many of us are often the victims of these disorders but rarely do something to get relief from them. Although the best way to alleviate these problems is to adopt healthy dietary habits, many people also prefer acupuncture in Northern Beaches for getting long-term relief from digestive disorders.
According to the practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are several effective acupoints which are directly associated with the digestive system. Acupuncture on those points can help to heal inflamed digestive linings through restoration of the balance in energy flow. The major acupoints for treating digestive problems are:
Located between the webbing of the thumb and index finger, this point improves the overall functioning of the intestines when stimulated and helps to provide relief from constipation, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
This point lies just on the top of the elbow crease, right at the joint’s edge. Stimulating the crooked pond can alleviate abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation.
The inner gate lies below the palm, just three fingers of width above the wrist crease. it is mainly associated with such disorders as indigestion, vomiting, anxiety and stomach ache and can provide relief from them.
The outer gate is located in a similar manner as the inner gate, the only difference being that it is on the other side of the wrist crease. It helps to get relief from vomiting and nausea.
This uniquely named point is situated on the inner side of a foot, away from the toe by a width of four fingers. Stimulating it helps to harmonise the energy flow in stomach and provides relief from stomach ache, indigestion and nausea.
Three Point Mile
This one lies below the knee, away from the patella by a width of three fingers. It helps to treat enteritis, ulcer, gas, bloating and nausea problems.
Three Yin Crossing
The three yin crossing is situated above the inner bone on the ankle. It helps in treating various digestive problems associated with lower abdomen, flatulence, abdominal distention and colitis.
The middle cavity can be found midway between the belly button and breast bone. It can help to address disorders like indigestion, abdominal pain and heartburns.