Chronic sufferers of constipation are always advised to integrate changes in diet, exercise, and go in for a lifestyle overhaul. But besides this, there are other means that can also bring relief from constipation, and the ancient Chinese method of applying acupressure happens to be one of them.
Each organ in the body has its own qi and follows a specific pathway. Much like a river running through the earth, qi runs through pathways in the body called meridians. Meridians are like rivers of qi in the body. Where the qi collects is called an acupoint. Stimulating these acupoints is called acupressure.
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