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Acupressure Points For Diarrhea Relief

Can acupressure settle your stomach and relieve your diarrhea?

Thankfully for our pain-inflicted stomachs and intestines, acupressure can indeed provide relief for one of the nastiest common health symptoms that all of us have to experience every once in a while: diarrhea.

Acupressure works by balancing the flow of energy through the body’s internal and invisible meridian system. This flow of life energy helps determine the healthiness of our body. A good, unimpeded flow of energy leads to strong health, whereas a blocked energy meridian can lead to all sorts of health problems.

By balancing this meridian energy flow, acupressure can restore peace and tranquility to the digestive system by helping it operate normally.

Acupressure can also tone the abdominal region by strengthening the muscles of the body. This is because muscle strength and function is directly affected by meridian energy flow. A strong flow of meridian energy helps to empower the muscles of the body.

While acupressure can help restore the digestive system and relieve diarrhea, it’s important to realize that acupressure can’t fully change the negative effects of a bad diet. Your diarrhea may be caused by something bad that you ate. In this case, the best course of action should be to remove the offending food from your diet.

Regardless of diet, however, energy healing techniques like acupressure can help make the stomach and intestines operate at full efficiency. Let’s take a look at the acupressure points for diarrhea relief.

1. Spleen 16, on the abdomen, below the bottom of the rib cage, half an inch inwards from the nipple line.

Acupressure Point - Spleen 16

Use this acupressure point to relieve your diarrhea and indigestion. It will also help reduce abdominal cramps and even ulcer pain in the stomach.

This pressure point can also be used to get rid of appetite imbalances which cause you to overeat or have abnormal eating patterns.

2. Conception Vessel 6, on the lower abdomen, in the center of your abdomen, just two finger widths below the belly button.

Acupressure Point - Conception Vessel 6

Acupuncture points along the Conception Vessel are always powerful ones to use for acupressure or any other healing technique.

This pressure point will help relieve your chronic diarrhea.

It will help strengthen the muscles of the abdominal region, and will also help get rid of constipation and gas.

3. Stomach 36, found on the front of the lower leg, four finger widths below the kneecap, about one finger width towards the outside of the center of the shin bone.

Acupressure Point - Stomach 36

Use this pressure point to strengthen your entire body’s muscular system, which will help empower the muscles of the digestive system.

This point will also aid in digestion and help relieve stomach disorders.

4. Spleen 4, found on the inside of the foot, in the archway of the foot about one thumb width back from the ball of the foot.

Acupressure Point - Spleen 4

Use this Spleen meridian point to relieve all manner of problems with the digestive system.

This powerful point will help get rid of indigestion, diarrhea, stomachaches, and even nausea.

5. Liver 2, found on the foot, at the point where the big toe and the second toe meet.

Acupressure Point - Liver 2

This is another pressure point that will aid your digestive system in every way possible. It will relieve diarrhea, stomachaches, and nausea.

This point is also used to relieve headaches.