In addition to keeping the abdomen warm in daily life, old and weak people may use the "abdominal wrapper" or the "abdominal band" for health care.
The abdominal wrapper Beat moxa to make it soft. Then, spread it evenly. Put silk floss (or cotton) on it. Place the moxa and silk floss or cotton into a two-layer abdominal wrapper. Finally, tie the abdominal wrapper around the abdomen.
The abdominal band Tie the seven-to eight-can-wide band around the lumboabdominal region.
Both the abdominal wrapper and abdominal band can be padded with medicinal powder with the warming action to make the abdomen warmer.
Massaging the abdomen is actually massaging the stomach and intestine. It is especially advisable to massage the part after the meal. The specific method is as follows. Rub the hands against each other to make them warm. Then, put one hand on the top of another and place the overlapped hands on the abdomen . At this time, rub the abdomen with the palm around the navel clockwise and anticlockwise from the small cycle to the large one for 36 cycles respectively. The method increases enterokinesia and gastric peristalsis, regulates qi, removes food retention, enhances the digestive function, prevents and cures gastrointestinal diseases.