We all found ourselves sitting on the toilet and straining, trying to finish a bowel movement. However, you probably didn’t know that there is a simple point which you can apply pressure to and which will help you complete the bowel movement. In this article, read about that particular point.
This point, or like I call it button, is found on your body and it is called the “sea of energy” by acupressure experts. All you need to do is measure three finger widths under the belly button.
Before you start this, make sure that you are close to a toilet, for evident reasons. Next, press the poop button with your three fingers. Breathe deeply while doing this. Do not stop pressing till you feel the urge to go to the toilet. This can last 10 seconds at the minimum and 3 minutes at the maximum.
How To Fix Constipation Using The Poop Button
You need to find the spot by measuring 3 fingers exactly below the belly button.
With your fingers, apply firm pressure – just not too hard – to the poop button. If it hurts, you need to reduce the pressure.
Using your fingers, apply firm pressure – but not too hard – to the poop button. If it hurts, reduce the pressure.
Focus on taking deep breaths as you press down with your fingers.
Continue pressing until you feel the need to poo. It can take as little as 10 seconds or even up to 3 minutes.
Additional tips for bowel movements:
Toilets in North America have a major design flaw, they require a sitting position. When in this position, the body is placed wrong. For optimal pooping, the body needs to be in a squat position.
When a person sits on the toilet for a couple of minutes, the thing that we all usually do is push very hard. However, doing that is wrong.
Pushing hard stresses your body. Moreover, it can cause bowel bursting or fatal heart arrhythmia in some cases. These are very painful and can cause more problems. Be patient.
Adults need to perform 75 minutes of aerobic activity at the minimum every week. Doing exercise stimulates the contraction of the intestinal muscles. This is vital for eliminating waste effectively.
Consume More Fiber
In case you have persistent constipation, eating plenty of fiber is the thing you need to do. Some of the sources are beans, berries, flax seeds and prunes. Fiber will make your stool retain water, thereby making it much softer.