Abdominal massage is a great therapy to help get sluggish intestines moving and help with constipation, bloating, gas and elimination. Abdominal massage helps stimulate peristalsis, which are contractions in your GI tract that help move waste through. It also aids in digestion by pressing on strategic acupressure points. To begin, start on the lower right of your stomach and gently press upward towards your sternum, around the top portion of your stomach, down to your lower left side, and then across your lower abdomen back to your starting point. Do this several times, always moving in a clockwise direction. If you feel a great deal of pain when you press lightly into your stomach, it might be important to check in with your Doctor. Abdominal massage should be done at least twice per day until improvement is felt. For a video demonstration, visit this link.
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