Along with copious amounts of drinks full of sugar, these meals (which are also often full of preservatives) may contribute to the higher risk for heart diseases, obesity, and diabetes. Unhealthy diets can also contribute to various digestive issues such as constipation, gas, heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
To address these digestive issues, an individual can try eating healthier, but a more effective approach would be to try acupressure and reflexology, which "can be used effectively to relieve the painful side effects of an upset digestive system."
These stomach issues may be caused by different factors, but they often work together. Some of the common causes of digestive issues include bacterial infections and chronic medical conditions. They can also be caused by dehydration, inflammation of the digestive tract, a nutritional deficiency (or excess), stress, or an unhealthy diet. (Related: Detoxify with acupressure: Top 7 pressure points to flush toxins and strengthen the immune system.)
Acupressure originated in China more than 5,000 years ago. This alternative medicine technique is based on the concept that ailments can be treated by harmonizing the unbalanced "qi" (energy) in various regions of the body.
Since the majority of digestive disorders are caused by inflammation of the digestive tract, people experience "decreased digestion and nutrient absorption." Acupressure can help ease the inflammation in the digestive linings when the balanced flow of energy throughout the body is restored. It can also help make the blood flow more effectively through the body, which is good for overall organ health.
If you ever have indigestion problems, like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and gas, stimulate the specific point indicated below:
Stretch your whole body properly before you try to stimulate the points above. This will help unblock the blocked meridians and allow the qi flow throughout the body so the session will be more effective.
Now that you know about these acupressure points, try a couple of them instead of taking some antacid when you're having digestive problems.
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