Improve Stomach Aches with Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine benefits can be far reaching. Improving digestive disorders in order to improve stomach aches is one of acupuncture and TCM’s many benfits. But how? How can your acupunturist improve stomach aches? Your acupuncturist understands your bodies many meridian points. Today we are going to focus on just one of those points, ST25- Stomach 25 (Tianshu).

Where is ST25- Stomach 25?

This acupuncture point is found on the abdomen, two finger breadths lateral (and directly in line) to the belly button. It is often nicknamed the “Pepto Bismol point” since it is said to be the single most important point for the treatment of the widest variety of intestinal disorders.

Importance of ST25- Stomach 25 (Tianshu)

This point is where “the Qi (or energy) of the large intestines gathers and concentrates on the anterior surface of the body.” In other words, by accessing this point or any acupoint, we can communicate with the organs and body’s processes. We use this point for stomach aches caused by bloating, nausea & vomiting, undigested food in the stool, poor appetite, abdominal pain, and even abdominal masses such as intestinal abscess or uterine masses.

When ST25- Stomach 25 is stimulated, the effects are so fast acting that often a few minutes after needle insertion patients report feeling changes in their digestive tract motility.

If you would like to talk more about how acupuncture can help you with these or similar concerns contact us at or 780-455-2112. To learn more about our office check out our office @

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