What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Ulcers are sores that, for

The symptoms of gastric and pep-

Massage is locally contraindi-

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various reasons, don't ex-

tic ulcers include general burning

cated for someone with ulcers;


perience a normal healing

or gnawing abdominal pain be-

specific work on the abdomen


process, but instead, re-

tween meals that is relieved by

may exacerbate symptoms.


main open and vulnerable

taking antacids or eating.



to infection.




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