Stomach Massage : Lose Weight

Stomach massage

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)

Link to my other interesting and beneficial articles

If you find this article interesting or beneficial, you may go to my "Profile" page to read my other articles by simply CLICKHERE:

Links to my other qigong articles: 

Self-healing

Meridian-3-1-2-Qigong-Introduction

Meridian-3-1-2-Qigong-Simple-and-Easy

Relaxing Qigong

Stand on one leg Qigong

Horse stance Qigong

By the way, the copyright to this article is owned by Good Guy. Please do not “copy and paste”! Thank you.

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.

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Comments 43 comments

parfum profile image

parfum 5 years ago

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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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Parfum,

Thanks for reading and comment.


venuspop 5 years ago

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


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Venuspop,

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


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fucsia 5 years ago

very interesting and useful Hub. Thanks to sharing.


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi fucsia ,

Thanks for reading and comment.


massage chatswood 5 years ago

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


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parfum 5 years ago

How much time we need to do Stomach massage


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi massage chatswood ,

Thanks for reading and comment.


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Parfum,

Two minutes or longer.


Hipprintz 5 years ago

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.


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Hipprintz,

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

http://hubpages.com/health/Self-healing-techniques


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mojefballa 5 years ago from Nigeria

nice hub, very informative


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi mojefballa ,

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


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parfum 5 years ago

Thank you for the useful information


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Ken Barton 5 years ago

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.


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Ken Barton,

Nice to hear from you. Thanks for the comment.

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


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charu7_2000 5 years ago

good thnx


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creativebutterfly 5 years ago from Florida USA

Thanks for sharing


justme 4 years ago

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


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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Justme,

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


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restrelax 4 years ago from Los angeles CA

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


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habaq12 4 years ago

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


Cheryl 4 years ago

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


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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Cheryl.

Clockwise.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

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


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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Thelma Alberts

Thank you for reading and the encouragement.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

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.


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Stacie L 4 years ago

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.


glan 4 years ago

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


Yared 4 years ago

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


mark thien 4 years ago

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


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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Mark,

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


Mark Thien 4 years ago

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


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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Mark,

Do step 3 for 2 minutes.


Mark Thien 4 years ago

thanks a lot for your guidance Good Guy !

Cheers,

Mark Thien


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zohaibsunesra 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing


Marge 3 years ago

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.


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Good Guy 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

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.


Oscar 2 years ago

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?


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Good Guy 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Oscar,

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


zana 2 years ago

hi i wana do that


brttykingspry 9 months ago

Greeting, I actually enjoyed period your article.

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