Re: Massage to help gas pains & bowels

From: Robyne Hinks (
Sun Feb 11 01:25:34 2001

Dear Jean this is why they rub babys backs and stomachs so they can bring up their wind Love always Robyne

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From: Jean (from PA) <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 3:19 PM Subject: Massage to help gas pains & bowels

> Many years ago an osteopathic doctor taught me how to massage my stomach
> to try to get rid of some of my intense gas. Allot of times if I can
> get the gas to come out I can then also move my bowels which get stopped
> up at times, even with taking 12 Herb-Lax every night.
> It really does help!!
> When my pain gets too bad to handle from gas & not moving my bowels I
> "knead" my abdomen starting on the right side working up and across the
> rib-cage, then down on left side. I probably "knead" every inch which
> takes about 20 times to make a full circle. You are trying to push the
> bubbles & help move the feces out.
> I do this several times until I start feeling better and usually soon
> start passing gas.
> You will actually feel the gas bubbles or feces as you do this.
> Yes....sometimes I have to hold my breath awhile if it hurts too much.
> I push in pretty far and usually have red marks on my belly afterward
> but this has really saved me meny times form rolling around in pain.
> I also put a heating pad on my lower back which helps some times, or
> even on my belly.
> If you lay on your left side to sleep it also helps your bowels & gas.
> Hope this helps someone alittle.
> --
> Jean (from PA)

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