Settling Your Stomach

By Katie Corbett

Nausea can hit at inconvenient times. It can be caused by something you ate, by menstrual cramps or morning sickness, or by nerves. I don’t get nauseous often, but when I do, I get to a point where I’m wondering if I should grab the nearest trash can.

The book, “Acupressure’s Potent Points,” by Michael Reed Gach, provides a quick way of dealing with a stomachache. Here’s how it works:

The Acupressure Points:
Intermediary (P 5)
Location: Four finger widths above the center of the inner wrist crease, between the tendons.
Benefits: Relieves upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.

Inner Gate (P 6)
Location: In the middle of the inner side of the forearm two and one-half finger widths above the wrist crease.
Benefits: Relieves nausea, indigestion, stomachaches, and wrist pain.

Firmly press P 5 and P 6:Place your right thumb on the inside of your left forearm three finger widths from the center of your wrist crease. Apply firm pressure with your thumb for one minute, placing your fingertips directly behind as you take a few long, deep breaths. Then place your thumb two finger widths from your wrist crease and apply pressure for another minute. Firmly press these points on your other wrist for one minute each as you breathe deeply.

I have found this book to be instrumental in helping me feel better, concentrate more and ward off those common aches and pains that would normally bring my productivity to a halt. Pick up a copy and learn how acupressure could change your life for the better.

Note: I am not a doctor, and any advice I give on this blog is not to be taken as medical advice. I’m merely providing information about a technique that I have found to be effective in dealing with common aches and pains. Consult your doctor to get advice from a medical professional.

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