Home Massage for Epigastralgia (Stomachache)

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Epigastralgia a syndrome of the digestive system, the symptom is pain in the upper abdomen. It includes gastriculcer, acute or chronic gastritis, gastrospasm, cholecystitis, pancreatitis and cholelithiasis.

Clinical Manifestations: the sudden pain in the epigastrium, and it could be released by the heat; distending pain; foul eructation; acid regurgitation; pain relieved after vomiting; inability to defecate smoothly; vomiting clear watery thing; comfort resulted from warmth and pressing; cold hands and feet; loose thin stools.

Therapeutic Method: massage should not be used to treat gastroduodenal ulcer in its bleeding stage for fear that hematorrhea be led to. But, for the sudden pain in the epigastrium, the massage could relieve it effectively.

Manipulation: you need ask your family member or friend to help you. (they would be the “operator” below).
You should take the prone position, and the operator need stand at your right side, massaging your back along the spine with the right thumb. Along the spine, the operator should find the pressure pain point (you would feel the intense pain when pressing this point), and the massage should continue about 2 minutes. Then the operator should massage points: Pishu (BL 20), Weishu (BL 21), until the pain relived. Then the operator should massage the point—Neiguan (PC 6), and Zusanli (ST 36), for 30-50 times.

Treatment is given once daily. 3 times of treatment make 1 course.

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