Our modern eating habits and increasing dependence on packed and ready to eat meals has lead not only to increased risk of heart diseases, obesity and diabetes, it has also disrupted our digestive system causing problems like indigestion, gas, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), heart burn, sour stomach, diarrhea, etc and most of us suffer from at least one of these problems although we don’t really speak up or do something to relieve it. The best way to treat all these issues is changing the eating pattern for good, but in the meantime acupressure and reflexology can be used effectively to relieve the painful side effects of an upset digestive system.
Common Causes of Digestive Problems:
The causes of stomach ailments are multiple and in most cases they work together. It is really difficult to determine the root cause and it is often treated according to the symptoms, but here are a few most common causes for digestive disorder:
- Poor Diet
- Nutritional Deficiency or Excess
- Bacterial Infection
- Chronic Medical Conditions
- Inflammation of the Digestive Tract
How Acupressure Treats Digestive Problems?
Acupressure originated in China more than 5,000 years and it is based on the theory that an ailment can be treated by balancing the unbalanced “qi” energy in various regions of the body. Most of the digestive disorders arise from inflammation of the digestive tract that leads to decreased digestion and absorption of nutrients. Acupressure helps in healing the inflamed digestive linings by restoring the balanced flow of energy throughout the body.