Abdominal pain is a type of pain felt in the area of the abdomen. It can be acute or chronic, and can vary in intensity. In some cases, abdominal pain may be a sign of a potential medical emergency. Chinese medicine may be effective in treating chronic or recurrent abdominal pain, as well as some types of acute pain. Abdominal pain is typically divided into three regions for analysis: the hypochondriac region above the ribs, the epigastric region above the stomach, and the area below those regions. However, the exact location of the pain may not be clearly defined.