Pressure Points For Constipation are useful as part of a natural treatment for your condition. A good idea is to find out what your pressure points are and what they can help you to cure your problem. All the muscles in the body have pressure points in them and they help to release the blockages that get stuck in your colon and intestines. Many people are unaware of what they are and how they can be used to help cure a variety of conditions.
The three main pressure points for constipation are the Anal Sphincter, Lower Colon and the Lymphatic System. These muscles are located in the abdomen between the rectum and the uterus. They work by keeping everything in your body in the proper place. When the anal sphincter, lower colon or the lymphatic system fail to perform their job, this creates discomfort and pain.
Sciatica, Painful Bowel and Diarrhea can all be caused by a lack of tone in the anal sphincter. You can stimulate these muscles with a finger or thumb. A firm “no” will produce a lot of pain caused by the muscles relaxing and releasing. You can also stimulate these points with a finger tip pressed firmly against the wall of your anus.
The next pressure point is the Piriformis Muscle. This muscle supports the lower back and spine and is found on the inside wall of your anus. A weak Piriformis can cause painful muscles around the anus and lower rectum areas. A simple test to find out if you have a weak Piriformis is to stand with your feet shoulder width apart and then extend your hands down the back of your legs three mile points.
One of the easiest and painless ways to find out if you have a weak Piriformis is to raise your legs straight up and make as much noise as you can. If you do not feel any pain then you most likely do not have a Piriformis. You can stimulate this muscle by bending your knees and applying pressure to the muscles at the base of your spine. Another of the large intestine pressure points is the Intestinal Disc, located at the top of the large intestine. You can locate this disc easily with a mirror.
The last of the large intestine pressure points is your Elbow Crease. The Elbow Crease is located directly below your hipbones, directly above your ribs. This is one of the easiest areas to activate a pain reaction as it is tucked away from the rest of your body. When activating this pressure point, you will feel a tingling sensation that is caused by the nerve endings at the base of your spine.
Now that you know exactly where to find and pinpoint your discomfort areas, what can you do about them? I would highly suggest trying a Piriformis and Intestinal Disc massage, as they are the easiest of the five major health issues discussed here. You can also try acupuncture, acupressure points and even pilates to release chronic back pain, headaches, migraines, joint and back pain. For chronic problems such as constipation, I would highly recommend trying one or all three of these options.
As mentioned before, many people believe acupuncture releases serotonin, a chemical in the brain that is believed to help relieve emotional and mental stress. Acupuncture can be used along with any one or more of the body parts listed above or on its own. However, I do not practice acupuncture and am not an expert in this area. If you decide to use acupuncture to relieve your chronic abdominal pain, bloating or other bowel movement concerns, make sure you get the proper consultation from a licensed acupuncturist. Doing so can get you started on the road to recovery from your ailment(s).