Cannabis, Your Bellybutton, and Ayurvedic Medicine: Your Questions Answered

So, You Heard You Could Use Cannabis Through Your Belly Button Now What?

Last year, we published an article called “Did You Know You Could Consume Cannabis Like This?” which discussed a delivery method that not many people think about or are aware of. The delivery method I am referencing is the Pechoti intake method. This intake method for consuming cannabis utilizes the Pechoti gland which is right behind the belly button of all humans. At the end of this article, you can see some of the questions that we were asked as well as their respective responses. But first, we’d like to share some more information regarding Ayurvedic medicine with you.

The practice of utilizing essential plant oils in the belly button has been practiced for centuries in cultures around the world.  In the U.S., Canada, and many other western civilizations, most individuals are unaware of this medicinal practice. For this reason, our previous post sparked many questions in which we would like to take the time to address.

Ayurvedic sometimes called Ayurveda is a form of holistic medicine that started over 3,000 years ago in India. This type of medicinal practice is considered complimentary in western medicine. Harmony of the mind, body, and spirit or Doshas are the basis of Ayurvedic medicine. Specialized diets along with massage and herbs are some of the approaches used in this practice.

“Internally it forms PECHOTI, a dense network of more than 72 thousand veins connected to different parts of the body. In the Ayurvedic text, it’s said that your belly button can detect which veins have dried up and pass the oil to open them up.”-The Daily Hunt

What is This About Cannabis Oil in The Bellybutton?

Cannabis oil in the bellybutton could potentially do all kinds of things. There are a lot of potential benefits a person may receive from cannabis. Cannabis works for many people to relieve pain and inflammation. It’s also known to be an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant, to stimulate bone growth, help skin, fight cancers, epilepsy, MS, Crohn’s disease, and much more. It would only seem that applying it to a part of the body connected to more than 72,00 nerves would be beneficial.

Cannabis doesn’t work the same for everyone. For this reason, the only way to know if it will be effective is by trial and error. To try and learn more about this we looked into Ayurveda medicine and Ayurveda treatments. This helped to show us ways that other plant medicines have worked. What we learned is not just cannabis, but all plant medicine may have different effects on different people.

Cannabis works in many ways. THC and CBD are just two compounds that are most commonly talked about. Terpenes play an essential role in how receptors throughout our body absorb cannabinoids. Some terpenes may increase the absorption rate of cannabinoids and some may decrease the absorption rate. Modern medicine relies on pharmaceuticals and therapy. Practices such as Ayurveda treatments are considered alternative or complementary medicine. Western Medicine has taken a toll on the world. Many people are looking to get back to their roots and choose to use plant-based medicines.

What to Expect from Ayurveda Treatments

Ayurvedic practitioner’s utilize holistic health practices from India that are thousands of years old. The goal of these approaches is to help guide people towards a healthier lifestyle and a balanced Dosha. The goal of an Ayurvedic practitioner is to reduce stress, fight disease, and eliminate impurities. By focusing on inter connectedness of the mind, body, and spirit, an Ayurveda practitioner works to assess and improve the overall well-being of the individual they’re working with.

Enema’s, laxatives, massage, herbs, medical oils, and blood purification are some of the techniques an Ayurveda practitioner may use.


Vata Dosha in Ayurvedic medicine, is believed to be the most powerful of the three Doshas. It plays an essential role in the division of cells as well as influences heart function, breathing, your mind, blood flow, and your digestive tract. It’s believed that fear, grief, staying up too late, or eating too soon after a meal disrupts this Dosha. Those who have a Vata Dosha as their main life force are more prone to medical conditions such as heart disease, anxiety, skin problems, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.

Kapha Dosha references a life force said to be responsible for your immune system, muscle growth, stability, and body strength. Too much sugar, salt, or even sleeping during the day are some of the things that can disrupt this Dosha. Individuals with this Dosha as their life energy are more prone to health problems such as obesity, breathing disorders, nausea after eating, cancer, and diabetes.

Pitta Dosha is the life energy controlling functions like hormone production essential to a healthy appetite, metabolism, and digestion. Too much exposure to the sun and things such as overly spicy foods are known to disrupt the balance of this Dosha. Individuals with the Pita Dosha as their center of their life energy are said to be more prone to illnesses such as high blood pressure, infections, Crohn’s disease, and heart disease.


What is the Pechoti Gland?

The pechoti gland is found in both men and women located behind or at the end of the umbilical cord. Its gland remains with us after we are born. This scarcely referenced part of our body is said to be connected to over 72,000 nerves. These nerves run throughout different tissues and to organs throughout the body. Nerves and blood vessels can dry up throughout the body causing them to lose communication with cells. This can lead to a plethora of different issues. Ayurveda medicine believes the Pechoti gland has the ability to bring these dried-up blood vessels and nerves back to life. This reestablishes communication with cells and in return offers potential benefits the individual.

There are many oils that can be applied to the belly button. One of the newest oils people are very curious about is cannabis oil. Cannabinoid therapies are working miracles for people around the world. Little is known on exactly how effective cannabis oil applied to the belly button is. But, if you look at how cannabis works for the endocannabinoid system you could see the potential. But those of you who are not familiar with cannabis and the endocannabinoid system, vital cannabinoids from cannabis work with the body’s ECS to help achieve and maintain homeostasis. A lot of people are referring to this system as the bridge between mind and body.

According to Ayurveda medicine practices, a few different drops of essential plant oils could help correct a plethora of different conditions. Do you struggle with acne? What if a few drops of oil in your belly button could get rid of it? Do you have dry skin? Tired of rubbing lotions and creams loaded with fragrant steroids and other harmful by-products on your skin? What if a few drops of essential plant oils in your belly button could change all of that? Dry lips, constipation, and more could possibly be corrected through the practices of Ayurveda medicine and utilizing essential oils from various plants through the pechoti intake method.

Essential Oils for Various Issues

·         Castor oil is said to help constipation go away.

·         A few drops of Neem oil in the belly button could be all you need to help get rid of troublesome acne.

·         Mustard oil in the belly button is said to help prevent dry irritated cracked lips.

·         Looking for radiant skin that glows? Try a few drops of lemon essential oil. You can also try a few drops of vitamin-e oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, or avocado oil in your belly button.

·         Applying coconut, avocado, or other similar oils to the belly button is also said to help improve fertility in both men and women.

·         Dry skin? Add a couple of drops of olive oil or coconut oil to your belly button daily and see what happens.

·         A cotton ball soaked in brandy placed in the belly button is supposed to help women during their monthly cycle.

·         Trying to battle the flu? Perhaps a cotton ball soaked in alcohol placed into the belly button could help you win that battle.

Holy Anointing Oil from The Hope Grows Foundation
Holy Anointing Oil from The Hope Grows Foundation

What Type of Cannabis Oil Do I Use and How Much?

The most obvious question that many individuals have about utilizing the Pechoti method of intake with cannabis oil, is which type of cannabis oil do I use and how much? You can find several different types of cannabis-derived oils today most anywhere. In places with legal access to cannabis consumers have the option of THC oil. For those who live where medical or recreational cannabis is still illegal, CBD oil is their cannabis. Let’s explore cannabis oil together and see just what’s what.

·         RSO- RSO is the reference for Rick Simpson oil. Rick Simpson is a Canadian cannabis activist who helped to share the knowledge of this amazing oil with the world. RSO is also called cannabis oil. It can be a high THC oil or a CBD oil. RSO or cannabis oil typically has a thick tar-like profile and a high THC percentage. Many people prefer to add things like MCT oil or other carrier oils to help increase the availability of the oil. To apply RSO to the belly button it should be mixed with a carrier oil so that it can be absorbed through to the Pechoti gland.

·         Tincture– A cannabis-infused tincture will also be effective to apply to your belly button. Tinctures are alcohol extracts of cannabis. You can find CBD tincture as well as THC tincture depending on where you live. A few drops of a cannabis tincture in your belly button might do wonders for you.

·         Holy Anointing Oil- Another type of cannabis oil a lot of people don’t know about is Holy anointing oil. This oil is derived from the biblical recipe. It’s available in certain dispensaries throughout Colorado. You can also obtain this incredible oil through the Hope Grows Foundation based out of Colorado. Holy Anointing Oil contains myrrh, cassia, sweet cinnamon, cannabis, and olive oil. This oil may help relieve inflammation, improve skin, help with acne or other skin imperfections, work to correct erectile dysfunction, and much more. There’s no telling the benefits one might receive by applying the oil to the pechoti gland.

  • Hemp Oil, CBD Oil, Topical Cannabis Oils – Any oil that is designed to be used topically can be safely applied to the belly button and could stand to offer benefits via the pechoti intake method. The results that you will achieve will be highly dependent upon the concentration and entourage of cannabinoids within each product, as well as the carrier oil that it is combined with.

You Asked So We Went Looking for The Answers

There were many great questions and comments that arose from our previous article which you can view here, so we wanted to take the time to try and answer the questions that our readers submitted. Complimentary medicine as they are called in Western culture has been around way longer than dangerous and deadly modern medicine. Practices like Ayurveda, forest bathing, acupuncture, and much more work for a lot of people and have for thousands of years. This doesn’t mean modern medicine is bad, but it’s not all good either. If a safer option exists for healing that works, then why not embrace it? Here are some of the great questions we received from our readers about the Pechoti Gland and cannabis.

What About Dosage?

You need only apply a few drops of oil to the belly button. 1-3 drops should be plenty. Monitor how you feel and adjust the dose accordingly.  It is advised to lay flat on your back and allow the oil to soak in for a few minutes after application.

What Should People Use This Method of Intake For?

Acne, skin complexion, constipation, dry lips, improved hair pigment, and pain relief are a few of the most common reasons people use the Pechoti intake method.

More details please, on how to apply. And are you talking RSO oil or CBD?

Either one can be applied. But, not a sticky ball of tar. If you have RSO chances are it’s very thick and would not absorb properly. Plus, nobody really wants a sticky, gooey, bellybutton. By simply adding a few drops of MCT coconut oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, or other carrier oil to your RSO you can prepare a small batch of oil to apply to the belly button. 

Is it only a bioavailable location during pregnancy or for that matter even only for women?

The Pechoti gland remains after birth for both men and women. The bioavailable properties of the oil used will vary by product for many reasons. Nano emulsification products tend to be some of the most bioavailable product we know of. To our knowledge, the only reason the pechoti gland would not be there would potentially be from trauma to that region resulting from surgery.

What about new belly button due to major abdominoplasty?

This is a great question with a tough answer. The Pechoti gland should remain after a tummy tuck in most case as the belly button heals. There could be risks of damaging this gland during this procedure but finding a solid answer seems close to impossible. If part of the gland were to be compromised it could potentially disrupt the connection to some of the more than 72,000 nerves, it’s connected to resulting in complications. But we still think it is definitely worth trying. We would love to hear how it works!

Will this method show up in a urine test?

There is a chance that both THC and CBD could be detected in a urine test. If this is a concern you may benefit by exploring other essential plant oils that may help with your goal.

How does one apply the Pechoti method? To stimulate the gland? Thank you.

This method is very easy. All you have to do is a little research into the benefits of certain essential plant oils. DoTerra CPTG essential oils are a great place to start if you’re looking to try other oils beside cannabis. Stimulating the gland seems to happen rather quickly. Since learning about the Pechoti gland we experimented adding several oils to the bellybutton. It tickles a bit and most people are surprised how much they feel it. The Pechoti gland is connected to the privates while in the fetus stage. Many people report a strange sensation in that area when they put their finger in their bellybutton.

How does one determine dosage? Will any kind of cannabis oil do? e.g., I have some 3 to 1 CBD/THC oil in a syringe case (without any needle) with the suggestion to only use an amount about the size of a single grain of rice or less. Would that work? Does it take as long as an edible?

Cannabis dosing is a tricky one as it can vary from person to person. I can function beautifully with a gram of RSO daily. I see others sleep through the first few weeks of it. A rice grain of oil could be mixed with alcohol, MCT, or another carrier oil to make it absorbable. The best suggestion we can offer would be to start out with as small of dose as possible and slowly increase it until you achieve the desired results. So far, we can find no information about intoxicating effects from cannabis in the Pechoti, but we haven’t personally experienced any.

Does it truly work? What is the appropriate amount do you use? The same as by mouth?

For thousands of years, it has worked for many people around the world. The Pechoti gland is different than oral ingestion as the nerves are connected differently. We have personally applied a high THC oil to our bellybutton, and we experienced no intoxicating effects. We have seen sublingual THC tincture begin to take effect almost immediately. We would imagine that consistency would be the key to potentially correcting problems.

So, you just put drops of oil in your bellybutton? Can you use tincture this way?

Yes, it is a rather simple process. To achieve the best results, it would be recommended to find an Ayurveda practitioner to assess your Dosha. But the way we see it, if we can bring nerves and blood vessels back to life the communication that happens as a result of this could hold all kinds of potential benefits.

Thank you so much, I had no idea you could medicate this way!! I will have to try it, what about for cancer? Can I use FECO this way instead of capsules??

We suggest using this method to accompany your current capsule regimen. FECO can be used and could even be potentially more effective because of its broad-spectrum cannabinoid profile and the ability it offers for the end consumer to achieve the entourage effect.

Cannabis and your belly button could be the key to improved health. Little is known about the effects of cannabis used in this manner. With what we do know about the potential benefits of cannabis it would be a safe bet to say the Pechoti method could help in many ways.  If you decide to give this technique a try, we would love to hear from you about your experience. 

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  1. This has sparked my interest. I’m going to try this out tonight!!

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