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Constipation

Acupressure points for pain, discomfort or other symptoms of Constipation

Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.

Acupoint 13: Ren-6 & Ren-4

One palm width below the navel; another point with similar effects can be found two thumb widths below this one

TCM: Conception Vessel 6 (upper) and 4 (lower)

Acupoint 5: SP-6

One palm width above the tip of the inner anklebone, on the back of the shinbone; often used in combination with acupoint #6

TCM: Spleen 6

Acupoint 20: Liv-1

On the big toe, the side closest to the second toe, just behind and slightly to the side of the nail

TCM: Liver 1

Acupoint 36: Gb-35

Two palm widths plus one thumb width above the outer ankle bone, just behind an imaginary vertical line from the tip of the ankle bone; often used in combination with acupoint #33

TCM: Gallbladder 35

Acupoint 30: Liv-3

Two thumb widths above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 3

If you have not found relief, try the same points on the opposite side of the body, or go back and try a related or similar symptom or body area. If you have not used acupressure before, please see the Instructions, then click the "Body Area" or "A-Z" tab and repeat.

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