From: marianne bolding (
Thu Aug 2 23:46:17 2001

I do that too...but, on my left side...where surgeory was done. I always rub it because it makes me feel better...even my friends now when I am in pain cause they see me rub my side. Maybe we should just purposefully stub our toes on the coffee table when we're in pain...change focuses...LOL This is interesting info...thanks. Marianne --- "Nancy E. Hale" <> wrote: > Hi Jo:
> Good to see your posts.
> At 11:28 PM 8/2/01 -0500, you wrote:
> ><snip>
> >I use chinese herbal therapies and one of the
> things I do in the shower
> >each morning is to massage my stomach. Starting on
> the right side above
> >the belly button with one hand placed over the
> other I rub my tummy from
> >right to left in a circular motion going down to
> the pubic bone and then
> >back up above my belly button. This circular
> massage needs to be of a
> >minimum of 100 rotations & really doesn't take as
> long as it sounds! LOL
> >The chinese believe that heat is very
> theraputic.....western medicine does
> >too....we all use heat packs or heating pads here
> on the board.
> >
> >This massage works in two ways according to my
> therapist, firstly the
> >heat generated by the friction of my hands rubbing
> my skin in a constant
> >motion sooths my pain, the massage also encourages
> a "lazy bowel" to
> >start moving.
> >
> >For a quick heat fix to pain....rub your hands
> together vigerously until
> >you can feel the heat in them, then place your
> hands on your skin where
> >you feel pain. I use this when not at
> does help :-)
> >
> I know I "editorialized" your post, but the sections
> I quoted is what I
> wanted to comment on.
> Do you suppose this is why I catch myself holding
> and rubbing my tummy as
> if I were 9 months pregnant???? When I have to go
> out shopping, different
> times I have caught myself either massaging my tummy
> or cradling it with
> both arms when the pain was rising.
> Things that make you go "Hmmmmm".....
> Nancy in NB
> ICQ #9683431

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