You know that awful feeling you get when you need to go to the bathroom but things aren’t, um, moving along? Ugh. We’ve all been there. People have been known to try any number of tactics to remedy the situation: Over-the-counter-laxatives, exercise, coffee, flax seed, drinking a tablespoon of olive oil, ANYTHING just to go number two.
Apparently, curing constipation doesn’t have to be quite such a production. Nor does it need to involve hours in the bathroom with a laptop and a sandwich. (Unless that’s where you like to go to chill out. Hey, no judgment.)
Thanks to the wonders of acupressure, there’s an easy way to fix things. According to the lifestyle blog Wisdom of the Moon, there’s a spot on our bodies where we can apply gentle pressure to get things rolling. Nicknamed the “poop button” (for real), this spot is located in the middle of your stomach, “about three finger-widths directly below your navel.” All you need to do is press firmly on this spot for about a minute or so while focusing on your breath (just like you’re at yoga…only hopefully you’re in the privacy of your bathroom).
This spot is also known as “Conception Vessel 6” and it’s also “capable of harnessing the inherent but dormant energy of the body, and so greatly enhancing its capability.”
CV6 does more than help you poop and harness energy. According to Acupressure.com, this spot “strengthens the body’s internal condition especially the colon, immune system, sexual urinary reproductive system, and heightens your ability to heal yourself.”
If you want to give it a go, here’s an instructional video that will show you the best way how.