Acupressure Points for Diarrhea

Per viewer’s request this week I’m going to share acupressure points for diarrhea. There are different reasons for diarrhea. Try these acupressure points to help your organs function properly. If you have a diarrhea from ingesting something poisonous or from virus, you should not try to stop the diarrhea because your body is trying to get rid of the toxins. It’s better to detox and you should go see a doctor if necessary.

天枢 Stomach 25 (ST 25) – Find the belly button. The first ones are three fingers to the side of the belly button on both sides. This is called Stomach 25 or ST 25. Once I find the point I like to press it with my middle finger supported by the index finger and ring finger.

関元 Conception Vessel 4 (CV 4) – Again find the belly button. The next one is four finger widths below the belly button. This is called Conception Vessel 4 or CV 4.

下痢点 The next one is on your hand. Follow the valley between the middle finger and ring finger. It’s right before the bones of the middle finger and ring finger meet. Press it with your fingertip or a hooked thumb which may be easier. This is literally called diarrhea point but it’s not on a major meridian.

合谷 (LI 4) – The next one is also on the hand. Close your thumb and index finger. It’s at the end of the crease. Press it with a hooked thumb against the index finger bone. Do not press this point if you are pregnant. This is called Large Intestine 4 or LI 4.

曲池 (LI 11) – The last one is on the arm. Bend your elbow. It’s at the end of the crease on the outside. Press it with a hooked thumb. This is called Large Intestine 11 or LI 11.

Press these points as you breathe deeply for one minute. Switch hands and do it on the other side.

The last two points are also the points for constipation. Acupressure helps to achieve homeostasis meaning if an organ is hyper active it helps to calm it down and if an organ is inactive it helps to activate it. In this case the organ is large intestine. So the same points can help both diarrhea from hyperactive large intestine and constipation from inactive large intestine.

Massage Monday #303 – Acupressure Points for Diarrhea