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Stomach Massage : Lose Weight

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Stomach massage

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Stomach massage : Lose weight : Introduction

Simple body massage is a very time-saving and cost-free regime to maintain a healthy body. You can find all sorts of massage from head to toe in the internet, especially in Youtube. Our body responds to stimulation, especially pressure stimulation. Even the sole of our foot contains all the pressure points connecting to our body organs. Foot reflexology is the stimulation of those points on the soles of the feet. In this article we shall consider the stomach massage.

We can apply pressure on certain points of the body to stimulate the related organs, thereby rejuvenating them to function properly. There are at least three simple methods for doing this. Massaging, pressuring, and slapping. Actually the term “massaging” can mean all three. Of course we have the ultimate therapy; acupuncture. But we have to leave acupuncture to the experts.

For the ordinary person, consistent simple massaging is helpful in maintaining a healthy body. You can find the links to a number of my articles on different simple techniques on massaging, at the end of this article.

Generally, massaging is great for relaxation and release of tension. A relaxed body free of tension is the gateway to a strong immune system. When our immune system is at its peak, we will be able to maintain a healthy body at all times and in all conditions!

Most people only go for massage when they have problems with their bodies, especially pain and aches. We should not wait until this happens. This is a great mistake. Massaging is like exercise. We have to keep working on it to stay fit and healthy. That is why it is important that we find simple and yet effective massaging techniques. One of them is the stomach massage.

Stomach massage : More information

This information on the stomach massage came to me through email many years ago. I have been trying to trace the source of this method of stomach massage in the internet for quite some time, but has been unsuccessful. The only links I get are the information on the person who is supposed to have introduced this stomach massage technique. His name is Dr. Stephen T. Chang. But nowhere can I find this specific technique in the internet. So I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the origins of this stomach massage technique.

Be that as it may, I find this technique very simple and easy; and very convenient to apply. Two most important considerations : it is harmless to try; and it doesn’t cost anything - free! I am always game to try out things that can benefit my well-being, so long as it is harmless and free. I am not too concerned over its source or origin. So I have been doing this stomach massage for months now. Whether psychological or otherwise, I feel this stomach massage is beneficial. One of my friends has confirmed that she is now more shapely with a flatter stomach!

Ok, let’s have some information on this Doctor Chang. I must remind readers that I have no concrete confirmation that he is the person who first introduced this stomach massage.

Dr Chang is a well-known Western medical doctor as well as a Chinese physician. An authority of Tao philosophy, and holders of two doctorate degrees in philosophy and theology; in addition to two other law degrees. You can read more about him here:

http://www.taohealingarts.com/changsbio.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_T._Chang

Stomach massage : The method


This massage requires only two minutes, once in the morning upon waking up, and then at night before sleeping. Or if you prefer, do it at the most convenient time that suits you. That simple. It is explained that this massage will speed up a sluggish digestive system resulting in quick elimination of useless sludge, effectively burning off excess fat.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the stomach is regarded as the center of energy. Massaging the stomach has the following effects:

  • Stimulates the abdominal organs.
  • Regulates digestion.
  • Prevents constipation.
  • Improves blood circulation in the abdominal area.
  • Cures indigestion, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

If you are game enough to try this stomach massage, below are the steps:

1. Lie flat on your back and bear your abdominal area.

2. Rub your hands together vigorously for about 15 seconds, or until they feel warm.

3. Place your right hand on your belly button and rub gently in circular movement enlarging the circle gradually, as shown in the diagram above right.

4. Feel the warmth building up around the abdominal area.

5. Continue for 2 minutes.

6. Keep the abdominal area warm at all times.

Stomach massage : Word of caution

 

Stomach massage is not for the following conditions:

  • After a heavy meal
  • Pregnancy
  • Inflammation of the uterus, bladder, ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Hypertension
  • Stones in gall bladder, kidneys or bladder
  • General, femoral, inguinal and umbilical hernia
  • Bleeding of the stomach, lungs or brain
  • Ulcers of the intestines and stomach

Link to Dr. Chang's website

This email message was sent to me by a person named Tom:

Hello,

We are direct apprentices of Dr. Chang and respectfully request that you add our link to any articles or posts referencing him and Taoist information. www.theQiInstitute.com , you can also direct any questions or consultations to this email address info@theQiInstitute.com. Thank you for wanting to share the Stomach Massage with people.

Kindest Regards,

info@theQiInstitute.com

Interview with Dr Stephen Chang (Note:Volume too low)

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DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.

Comments

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 07, 2018:

Thanks Elizabeth for your encouraging comment.

Elizabeth P. Figueroa from 357 Jefferson Avenue Staten Island NY 10306 on October 01, 2018:

I really liked your article that you posted here. There was a lot of useful information, like no waiting for the pain to begin to seek a therapist. Enjoyed reading very much

brttykingspry on February 21, 2016:

Greeting, I actually enjoyed period your article.

zana on March 26, 2014:

hi i wana do that

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on February 10, 2014:

Hi Oscar,

I merely share the info. Frankly, I don't know why.

Oscar on February 09, 2014:

I am a 65-year old man with inguinal hernia and a 38-inch waistline. When I was young I would do up to 1,000 sit-ups to

reduce my waistline but failed. Reducing food intake made me

sickly. I was glad to find this method but was dismayed to read

that this exercise is not for someone who got hernia.

May I know why? What would happen if I perform this

exercise?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on August 11, 2013:

Hi Marge,

I merely share info which I deem useful. I am not an expert. However, if you found it useful and beneficial, I don't see any reason that you should have doubts on it.

Marge on August 11, 2013:

Hi, Good Guy. I've been doing the stomach massage for five days and have experienced immense improvement in my umbilical hernia. The pain has ceased and the protrusion has decreased significantly. Didn't know that the exercise was not supposed to be used for this condition.

Could something go horribly wrong if I continue?

Thanks for your time.

zohaibsunesra on November 25, 2012:

Thanks for sharing

Mark Thien on November 25, 2012:

thanks a lot for your guidance Good Guy !

Cheers,

Mark Thien

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 24, 2012:

Hi Mark,

Do step 3 for 2 minutes.

Mark Thien on November 24, 2012:

Hi Good Guy,

Sorry for writing it wrongly. When you said continue for 2 minutes, did you mean continue each of the following steps?

2. Rub your hands together vigorously for about 15 seconds, or until they feel warm.

3. Place your right hand on your belly button and rub gently in circular movement enlarging the circle gradually, as shown in the diagram above right.

4. Feel the warmth building up around the abdominal area.

Cheers,

Mark Thien

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 24, 2012:

Hi Mark,

I checked my writing and couldn't find "repeat". I did write "Continue for 2 minutes."

mark thien on November 24, 2012:

When you said repeat for two minutes, from which step?

Yared on October 15, 2012:

Good thing in your info. and also get full of understand

glan on September 14, 2012:

thanks a lot for the info...... wow i was looking for something exactly like this

Stacie L on August 31, 2012:

I've known about massaging the abdomen area for constipation. A massage therapist showed me years ago. it makes a lot of sense.

Good information.

carol stanley from Arizona on July 15, 2012:

I think this is an excellent hub, and I am going to try your techniques. Msot kind of massages are relaxing, stress relieving and enjoyable.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on July 06, 2012:

Hi Thelma Alberts

Thank you for reading and the encouragement.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on July 05, 2012:

Very informative hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 29, 2012:

Hi Cheryl.

Clockwise.

Cheryl on June 28, 2012:

Can please clarify if hav to rub in clockwise or anticlowise direction? Thanks for the great sharing.

habaq12 on June 18, 2012:

This was an interesting read. Definitely going to try this.

restrelax from Los angeles CA on February 01, 2012:

This is what i was really looking forward . Such a useful hub. Thanks for sharing.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on January 08, 2012:

Hi Justme,

Frankly I don't know. Just a guess, maybe it might disturb the blood flow.

justme on January 07, 2012:

If a person has high blood pressure why is the belly massage off limits?

creativebutterfly from Florida USA on December 06, 2011:

Thanks for sharing

chikki from india on November 17, 2011:

good thnx

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 07, 2011:

Hi Ken Barton,

Nice to hear from you. Thanks for the comment.

Laughing all the way to kill cancer? I can't believe this.

Ken Barton on June 06, 2011:

A very good Hub. Relaxing, relieving stress, all help in preventing disease. A good massage is a great way to induce a peaceful, relaxing, low stress state of mind. Another great method is watching great comedies that make you laugh. I know of a guy who laughed his cancer away in just four weeks time. The doctors just couldn't believe it! But, it worked, and that's all that mattered.

parfum on March 27, 2011:

Thank you for the useful information

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 25, 2011:

Hi mojefballa ,

Thanks for comment and following. And welcome to Hubpages. You'll like it here.

Ikeji Chinweuba from Nigeria on March 25, 2011:

nice hub, very informative

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 24, 2011:

Hi Hipprintz,

Thank you for the encouragement. You should also try the "lajin" technique; please click below to read:

https://discover.hubpages.com/health/Self-healing-

Hipprintz on March 24, 2011:

I have experienced pain in my stomach for most of my life. I will definitely utilize this method of massage.

A few years ago I embarked on a journey to seek natural and holistic healing. My journey has led me to discover many hidden truths and spiritual realizations.

Thank you for the useful information. Your contribution to humanity is commendable and very much needed. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Many blessings.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 24, 2011:

Hi Parfum,

Two minutes or longer.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 24, 2011:

Hi massage chatswood ,

Thanks for reading and comment.

parfum on March 24, 2011:

How much time we need to do Stomach massage

massage chatswood on March 24, 2011:

Informative and useful article, i really enjoyed reading. Nice to know information about how to lose weight by stomach massage.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 21, 2011:

Hi fucsia ,

Thanks for reading and comment.

fucsia on March 21, 2011:

very interesting and useful Hub. Thanks to sharing.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 19, 2011:

Hi Venuspop,

Please try it. You have nothing to lose except your tummy fat.

venuspop on March 18, 2011:

Thanks for this informative and well written piece. I shall certainly give it a try.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 17, 2011:

Hi Parfum,

Thanks for reading and comment.

parfum on March 17, 2011:

Most people only go for massage when they have problems with their bodies, especially pain and aches.

Your words are true

Thank you

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