Massage Therapy For Abdominal, Stomach Flatulence And Rumbling Bowel

Flatulence, commonly referred to as 'farting', is caused by gas in the bowel. Ordinarily, the intestines produce between 500 and 2, 000mls of gas, which is passed out of the anus at regular intervals. The gas, or 'flatus', consists of a number of gases including methane, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. The varying smell depends on the ratio of gases, which is influenced by the foods we eat. Flatus is generated by swallowed air, digestion, high fibre foods and the by-products of intestinal bacteria. Some digestive system disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, can produce excess gas.

Step Zhong Wan Point

On the center line of abdomen, 4 finger's breadth above umbilicus. Massage it a light by middle finger for 1-3 minutes.

Step Da Ju Point

On the lower abdomen, 2 finger's breadth inferior to the umbilicus and 2 finger's breadth lateral to the anterior midline.

Step Guan Yuan Point

In the pubic region, on the anterior midline, 2 finger's breadth superior to the upper border of the symphysis pubis.

Step Pi Shu Point

On the middle back, 1. 5 finger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the eleventh thoracic vertebra
Massage it by thumb for 1-3 minutes.

Step Da Chang Shu Point

On the lower back, 1. 5 finger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra. Wrap up low back with the hands and massage it by thumb for 1-3 minutes.

Step San Yin Jiao Point

On the medial leg, 3 finger's breadth superior to the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the tibia. Wrap up leg with the hands and massage it by thumb for 1-3 minutes.