When I have trapped gas, I find that walking up and down our staircase really helps dislodge it. Try this!
Also, I've rubbed my stomach starting on the lower righthand side, where your appendix is and your large intestine starts, then slowly massage upwards, across and over, then downward on your lefthand side. In a sense, directing the gas out. I don't know if this really works or not but a nurse suggested it after one of my colon surgeries when I had trapped gas - I was miserable and was ready to try anything. The staircase idea is something I came up with on my own. I think I must have noticed after running up and down our stairs probably doing chores or laundry, I noticed I was letting go of pent up gas! So when I get messed up, I try both - the steps and the rubbing.
Post Edited (Marsky) : 12/1/2007 1:39:32 PM (GMT-7)