POINT # 20
Location of Point: In 40 degree angle from point No. 19, towards the outer side (little finger side) of the palm this Point No. 20 is located, which is about 1 finger width away from point No. 19. This Point No. 20 is located in the sole of the foot towards the outer side (little toe side) at 160 degree angle from point No. 18. This point gives result in the following indications.
Large intestine plays an important role in the re-absorption of water. The colon forms the main part of the large intestineThe colon receives the liquefied contents of the small intestine and reabsorbs the water to form semi-solid waste, which is then expelled through the rectum and anal canal as faeces.
Functions of Large Intestine:
• Absorption: The contents of small intestine that pass into the large intestine are in the form of fluid, even though some water has been absorbed by the small intestine. In large intestine absorption of water continues until the semisolid consistency of faeces is achieved. Mineral salts, vitamins and some drugs are also absorbed.
• Defaecation: One of the vital activities of colon is propulsion of faeces towards the anal canal. This movement of faeces along the colon is achieved by muscular movements in the colon wall.
• Microbial Activity: There are large numbers of microbes in the colon which synthesise vitamin K and folic acid.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Pain due to ulcer
Bad smell from the mouth
Loss of appetite
Lower abdominal pain