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In this article we discuss symptoms of solar plexus pain. The solar plexus is just located below the middle of the human ribs at the gravitational center of the torso.
Solar plexus pain is often associated to it due to its important role in karate and martial arts.
Locating it is quite easy, just follow each line under your rib using each single hand;at the point they get to meet is considered the solar plexus. Biologically its stated as being located just below the lungs and chest and just above the stomach.
Often referred to as the ‘celiac plexus’, it is quite a complex network of arteries and nerves that regulate and connect many of the body organs. It also strategically located just at the front of the diaphragm so as to aid in regulating our breathing.
As said above, it plays a major role in karate, martial arts and other hard played styles; this is because it is the best body part your opponent can aim at and punch you real hard in case they want to set you off balance and throw your body off a far distance.
A strong punch aimed at the solar plexus would really hurt a lot due to the abundant nerve cells is has and it would also cause the diaphragm to push out nearly all the air out of your lungs. In addition, the punch may cause you to double over.
Chinese beliefs also state that in the cases of less intense martial arts styles, the solar plexus is the ideal rough location of what is referred to as the ‘dantien’ and is considered to be the center of the ‘Qi’ energy.