This acupuncture point is Stomach 25 also known as Celestial Pivot because it is the center of the body where the heavens and earth meet.
It is a very influential point for the Large Intestine. It is the place, where food or nourishment literally pivots in the body, waiting for release back to the Earth. It is the juncture where heavenly and earthly Qi meet, intersect and move forward. When Qi arrives at ST 25, there are two paths for Qi to flow. Qi could flow to Large Intestine Meridian or stomach meridian.
This point specifically can treat constipation, diarrhea and other disorders of the digestive system, especially when emotional elements become involved.
This point is located about 2 cun laterally from the belly button and is good for all intestinal issues – constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and distention.
Front-mu Points (mu) are the points on the chest and abdomen where Qi of the respective organs is infused. They are located on the chest and abdomen in close proximity to their respectively related organs, hence the name Front-mu points. There are then 12 front mu points.
One of the most often used acupuncture needles for gastrointestinal diseases. It is also used for irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea and other gynecological disorders.
It could help with the following problems:
Abdominal pains, Bloating, Constipation or diarrhea, Irregular menstruation, Indigestion
And it can deal with lots of problems with stomach and intestine.
This time of year, we tend to enjoy more richer foods and indulge more because of the holidays. If your bowels, are not moving as normal, apply pressure to Stomach 25 for 2 minutes.
Begin to know this point, by practicing abdominal massage daily. Move your hands clockwise over the belly 30 times followed by counterclockwise 30 times to regulate digestion. For loose stools move only counterclockwise, for constipation move only clockwise. You can also use firm pressure over this area to move any stuck Qi along.
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