Diarrhea also called as “loose stools”, refers too many times of defecting with thin or even watery stools. In western medicine, it includes the functional and organic changes in stomach and intestines, such as acute and chronic enteritis.
Clinical Manifestations: loose stools constantly; poor appetite; discomfort in the epigastrium after the intake of food; sallow complexion; listlessness; pain around the umbilicus occurring before dawn which is followed by borborygmus and diarrhea, the pain relieved after diarrhea; cold body and limbs.
Therapeutic Method: strengthening the spleen, warming the kidney, removing dampness and relieving diarrhea.
Manipulation: you need ask your family member or friend to help you. (they would be the “operator” below).
You should lie in the supine position, and the operator would massage your abdomen with points: Zhongwan (BN 12) （pregnant women is prohibited), Shenque (RN 8), Guanyuan (BL 26), 5-6 times, and then massage the whole abdomen in counterclockwise for about 2 minutes. Then you should change position, taking the prone position, the operator should massage your back along the spine for 5 minutes. Then you need take the supine position with your lower limbs flexed slightly. The operator should massage the point—Zusanli (ST 36) about 2 minutes. Then back to the prone position, the operator should massage from your heel tendon to the point—Chengshan (BL 57), and when arrived the point, the operator should massage with a forceful pressing, both legs need massaged in this way, 7-8 times.
Treatment is carried out 1 time daily and 3 times comprise 1 course of treatment.