Stomach pain refers to a symptom where pain commonly occurs in the upper abdominal gastric cavity near the praecordia. It is commonly accompanied by chest distress, nausea, hiccups or sour regurgitation, and vomiting symptoms,acupuncture point therapy is suitable for general stomach disorder. You can try this pressure points for stomach pain.

What Causes Stomach Pain?

There are a lot of conditions that can cause abdominal pain. Here are the most common types of stomach ache and how to recognize them.

Types of stomach pain

1. Cold evil

The manifestations are sudden stomach pain, which is aggravated by cold, and relieved by warmth, aversion to cold, no thirst, and thin and white of furred tongue.

2. Indigestion

The manifestations are stomach pain is commonly caused by overeating, fullness of stomach pain,hiccup or vomiting, the pain relieved temporarily after vomiting, and thick and greasy of tongue coating.

3. Liver Qi

The manifestations are swelling and nausea of gastric, pain in two flanks, frequent hiccup, dyschesia, more furred tongue with thin and white.

4. Liver and stomach stagnation-heat

The manifestations are burning pain of gastric cavity with urgent, irritability,sour regurgitation, dry mouth, red tongue with yellowish coating.

How to distinguish stomach problems

1. Location of pain

The stomach is located in the upper abdomen,If the stomach is divided into four areas, the pain in the upper middle and upper part of the left side is most likely to be stomach pain. However, it may also be caused by diseases such as: the esophagus, duodenum, gallbladder, liver, or pancreas, so it is necessary to combine the time of pain and accompanying symptoms as criteria for judgment.

2. Pain time

Stomach pain occurs after diet or before diet? after eating food? or under conditions such as overeating. Since most stomach discomforts are closely related to, the time, habits, type of diet are also more accurate as the distinguishing criteria.

3. Symptoms

Stomach discomfort is accompanied by many symptoms, such as hiccups, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chest distress and so on.

if it is accompanied by chest tightness, burning pain, sour regurgitation, hiccups and other symptoms, it may be an esophageal disease;

if it is accompanied by pain of empty stomach, fullness pain, hiccups with sour, or even hematemesis, it may be gastrohelcosis.but if symptoms such as hiccups, jaundice, fever, etc., may be gallbladder disorder instead of stomach. Therefore, We must know the symptoms that accompany abdominal pain.

Best Pressure Points For Stomach Pain

PC 6(Neiguan), Ren 12(Zhongwan), and ST 36(Zusanli) is first pressure points for stomach pain.

If there is stomach pain accompanied by distending and pain in the hypochondria, irritability, you can combine with LR 14(Qimen) and LR 3(Taichong) point;

if accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue and faint low voice, you can combine CV 6(Qihai) and ST 36(Zusanli) points;

if accompanied by bowel pain, abdominal pain, indigestion, you can can combined Mingmen and Yaoyangguan;

if accompanied by fullness and pain of stomach and loss of appetite, you can combine ST 21(Liangmen) and ST 37(Shangjuxu) and so on.

Above acupuncture points in a clockwise direction, and each for about five minutes.

Location:2 cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.

neiguan acupoint

Indications:Cardiothoracic disease syndromes such as: heartache, palpitations, chest distress, and chest pain;

Stomach problems such as: stomach pain, vomiting, hiccups, etc.

Insomnia, epilepsy and other mental illness syndromes

Local point diseases such as upper limb arthralgia, hemiplegia, and finger numbness.

Method: Knead and press it with your thumb and rotate 36 times, alternate both hands, and increase to 200 times when stomach pain occurs.

Location:3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

zusanli point

Indications:Stomach pain,Vomiting,Abdominal distension, Bowel, indigestion, Acute and chronic gastritis, Gastric ulcer ,Neuralgia etc.

Method: a little bit more force when pressing ST 36, It can relieve all gastrointestinal and digestive diseases, including indigestion, bloating and stomachache, 5 minutes each time, 2 to 3 times a day. With ST 41(Jiexi) and ST 44(Neiting) points more better.

  • Ren 12(Zhongwan)

Location: On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 4.0 cun above the umbilicus.

zhongwan acupoint

Indications:Epigastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, acid regurgitation,Abdominal distention, diarrhea, dyspepsia,Cough, copious phlegm,Jaundice,Insomnia;

Method: Lie on your back during acupressure, relax your muscles, exhale slowly while pressing down it firmly with your fingers, release it after 6 seconds, repeat 10 times,which can make your stomach feel comfortable.

Location: 2 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus.

Tianshu acupoint

Method: People can lie flat on the bed, press down and massage it for about 2 minutes with the middle three fingers. Indications:indigestion, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.

  • BL 57(UB 57:Chengshan)

Location:On the posterior midline of the lower leg between UB 40 and UB 60, when extending the toes straight or lifting the heel, the point is below of m. gastrocnemius in the apex of the depression.

chengshan point

Indications:Hemorrhoids, constipation,Spasm and pain of the lumbar and leg,Beriberi.

Method: Pinch UB 57 around muscles with your hands,and thumb and four fingers facing each other with strong soreness when pressing. from top to bottom, then from bottom to top,Usually 15 to 30 times each time.

Location: 1.5 cun below the umbilicus on the midline of the abdomen.

QiHai acupoint

Usage:Improve Qi and strengthen the body,relieve the weak Qi,bloating, bowel, and umbilical cord. Abdominal pain,dysmenorrhea, etc.

Method: First, Use the right palm cling to the CV 6, and massage it from small circle, middle circle to large circle in a clockwise direction for about 100-200 times.Then use the left palm to massage it 100 to 200 times in a counterclockwise direction as before.


Acupoint massage is suitable for general stomach disorder. You can try the above acupuncture point for stomach ache, but if you have severe stomach pain, remember to go to the hospital for examination in time. The type of stomach pain is different, and the treatment method is also different. Find out the cause of stomach pain, and then prescribe medicine for the disease. If you have acute and severe abdominal pain such as gastric ulcer perforation or acute pancreatitis, you must go to the hospital for treatment immediately.