Abdominal acupressure has many benefits
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are numerous benefits of acupressure for belly.
Promote bowel movement and relieve constipation
Pressing the abdomen can increase the blood flow of abdominal muscles and the function of the lymphatic system, thereby enhancing the digestion and absorption of food. It can prevent and relieve constipation by improving peristalsis in large and small intestines. For elder, the effect of abdominal acupressure is particularly well.
Good for weight loss
Pressing the abdomen can improve digestion. Through acupressure of different intensity and speed, it can promote fat consumption. Pressing the abdomen can also help you fall asleep.
Best time to press the abdomen
Generally speaking, it is recommended to be carried out at night before going to bed and getting up in the morning.
The right way to press the abdomen
When pressing the abdomen, you should lie down in supine position. Press the abdomen clockwise around the belly button with your right hand, starting with the belly button, and gradually expanding it circle after circle until the whole abdomen is pressed. Then press the abdomen anticlockwise with your left hand. You should apply moderate pressure.