From laxatives to different types of tea, there are many schools of thought on the best remedy for constipation.
But a blogger thinks she has the answer.
According to Wendy, who runs the blog, Moon wisdom, when you have constipation all you need to do is press on a particular spot a short distance from your belly button, and through acupressure your bowels should start moving again – and soon.
Wendy has dubbed it the “ shit button ” and claims the magic dot is three finger widths directly below your belly button.
Poop button: According to one blogger, there is a magic dot located three finger widths below your belly button (pictured) – if you press it for a while, it can ease the symptoms of constipation
Wendy explains that she first discovered the alternative healing method through one of her unnamed friends, who viewed the book, Natural Healing for Children: An Essential Handbook for Parents.
She says in the post that as soon as her anonymous friend tried the “ shit button ” with her son, Freddie, he was no longer sick.
So how does the “shit button” work? And is there one area that can really help relieve constipation?
According to Wendy of Wisdom of the Moon, the exact spot below the navel is also known as the “ sea of energy ” – this is because it is connected to other areas of your body, such than your digestive system and colon.
Old Way: Blogger Wendy says you can find the “ shit button ” a few finger widths below your belly button – pressure should be applied for as little as five seconds and up to three minutes.
HOW TO WORK THE ‘POOP BUTTON’
Measure three finger widths from your belly button.
Press firmly in place for 30 seconds to a minute, focusing on your breathing.
If you have long nails, use the end of a pencil eraser.
Acupressure experts all agree that applying the right pressure to the “ shit button ” can give you relief from a variety of issues, from period cramps to stomach issues and, of course, constipation.
But, according to Wendy, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying the trick on your own, or with your son or daughter.
‘Always measure all’ finger widths’ [sic] with the fingers of the acupressant. This keeps the ratios the same, ”she said.
Science: According to the blogger, the exact spot below the navel is also known as the “ sea of energy ” – this is because it is connected to other areas of the body, such as your system digestive system and your colon.
Likewise, Wendy recommends refraining from pushing in place if you have long fingernails, and instead use the “eraser on the end of a pencil”.
The blogger argues that the technique works best if you apply firm pressure. But don’t press too hard, she warns, adding that you should back up immediately if you’re causing pain.
Pressing the “poop button” to rid your child of constipation can apparently take between five seconds and three minutes.
And judging from the comments, mothers’ Facebook groups were quick to pick it up, calling it a “life saver” to help their children when they are suffering from constipation.