Massage Therapy For Chronic Gastritis, Stomach Ache

Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining caused by many factors, including infection, alcohol, particular medications, and some allergic and immune conditions. Gastritis can be either acute (with severe attacks lasting a day or two) or chronic (with long term appetite loss or nausea). In many cases, gastritis has no symptoms (asymptomatic). Some forms, including chronic atrophic gastritis, have been associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer. Treatment options include avoiding exposure to known irritants, and medication to reduce the amount of gastric juices.

Step Ju Que Point

In the epigastric region, on the anterior midline, 2 finger's breadth inferior to the xiphoid process and 6 finger's breadth superior to the umbilicus. Massage the point by two hands for 1-3 minutes.

Step Zhong Wan Point

On the center line of abdomen, 4 finger's breadth above umbilicus. Massage it a light by middle finger for 1-3 minutes.

Step Tian Shu Point

On the abdomen, 2 finger's breadth lateral to the umbilicus. Massage it by middle finger for 1-3 minutes.

Step Wei Shu Point

On the middle back, finger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the twelfth thoracic vertebra. Press on the back with hand and massage it.

Step Nei Guan Point

On the anterior forearm, 2 finger's breadth superior to the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles.

Step Zu San Li Point

On the leg, one finger breadth lateral to the tibia's anterior crest, 3 finger's breadth inferior to knee. Massage the point for 1-3 minutes.