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Readers Questions: Can I absorb CBD through my belly button aka the Pechoti Method?

Can you absorb CBD oil through the tissue of your belly button? Let’s clear this up once and for all.

The Pechoti method is the phrase used to describe the idea that us humans *might* be able to absorb the active components of oils like CBD oil through our belly button.

The Pechoti Method

The Pechoti method stems from Ayurvedic relaxation methods which involve applying a therapeutic oil inside and around the belly button.

Traditionally in Ayurvedic practices, olive oil, tea tree oil, castor oil, or essential oils are commonly applied to relieve dry skin, joint pain, menstrual cramps and other reproductive issues and digestive problems to name a few.

However in more recent times, CBD oil has become the centre of attention as it grows in popularity in holistic massage and alternative treatments.

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Its thought the application of oil in and around the naval area might stimulate the Pechoti gland.

According to experts, the gland remains at the end of the umbilical cord in the womb and can exist long after the umbilical cord has fallen away after birth.

The gland is also said to be connected to millions of nerves, tissues and organs throughout the body.

So, can I absorb CBD through my belly button?

In short, no. And we don’t recommend you try.

Any support for the Pechoti method is purely anecdotal, with not one scientific paper backing up the concept.

There is no scientific basis to support the theory that a person can absorb CBD into their blood stream through the belly button, compared to the quick rate of absorption of CBD when applied beneath the tongue.

Pouring CBD oil into your belly button is, quite frankly, a waste of CBD.

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