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Hand Acupressure for constipation, part 2

So after part 1 yesterday, we'll continue on hand acupressure or massage for healing constipation. Yesterday we showed the acupoint especially for constipation. Today we'll talk about the reflexive areas.

One of the most secret annoyances for young ladies is constipation. Many women doesn't even care even if they don't go for 4-5 days or a week. But if they have constipation and they don't pay attention to it, it's going to get worse and definitely affect the overall health. It's going to cause dry skin, freckles, over-weight, lack of appetite, fatigue...etc. Surprisingly, constipation can also be a major cause of stiffness of shoulders and frustration.

Sometimes when we see these ladies at work get frustrated for minor reasons, men usually think they either have period or they're simply hysterical. However, a lot of times it's just all about constipation. We can ask these ladies to give you their hands for a little massage and tell them it's a magic for them to cheer up in the next couple days - and of course we wouldn't mention about constipation, or they'll probably slap us instead.

When you walk out with your girlfriend who suddenly get frustrated, you may hold her hand and do massage therapy on her hand slowly. Use your thumb and index finger to clip on the second and third segments and the root of her index fingers and keep massaging. It's even more effective after a bath or shower.

There are two types of constipation. One is "functional" constipation caused by the inefficiency of colon function - usually because of the lack of fiber. Eat more carrots, beans, beef or anything with more fiber, along with the hand massage on the reflexive areas. (See diagram)

Another type is "cramping" constipation caused by stress. So relax and relieve the pressure and massage the reflexive area is the key to heal this type of constipation.

People who're easy to get constipation tend to have a stiff right wrist, so twist the wrist during day time can also help relieve the constipation.