The stomach is kind of like a ballon. It can rise up into the diaphragm and cause much discomfort. Nancy and I learned the technique to get the stomach down when we took an Engery Balancing class in SD from James Minckler. His website is www.energybalncing.com
My symptom from this last bout was extreme gas pain at the uppermost area between the ribs. I couldn’t get the normal way to bring the stomach down to work so I just pressed into the uppermost area with my fingers and held it as long as I could. I did this a few times and then the stomach came down. It only took a few minutes.
James mentions many symptoms on his website, some of which are heart irregularities and digestive problems. It is a good idea to check your stomach now and then to make sure it is down. It will feel full and solid when you put your fingers into the uppermost area between your ribs if the stomach is up. If the stomach is down where it should be you will be able to comfortably insert your fingers into this area without any discomfort.
The way James teaches to bring the stomach down is to insert your fingers as I have said, bend over slightly and on the exhale push your fingers in as far as they can go and forcibly push the stomach down. This action is a very swift and forceful one and you may need to repeat if several times. It hurts. I can’t seem to get enough ‘umph’ into the push so instead I lay down and relax as much as possible and just insert my fingers and hold a downward pressure. I repeat this until the stomach moves down (awwww, and what a relief it is).
After the stomach comes down you will belch and possibly get a flush in the face. Do this daily after the stomach has been up because it will want to go right back up again. You need to train it to be back in it’s proper position.
Nancy, do you have anything to add? What symptoms have you experienced?