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It blocks the flow of energy in the whole area we call the Middle Jiao (pronouced "jowl"). This will affect other organ system, even something like hypertension can be aggravated by constipation. Chinese Medicine says that this blockage keeps energy from flowing easily down and out of the body. That energy must go somewhere so it starts to go up, aggravating blood pressure, perhaps causing headaches, aggravating hot flashes. Also the longer the food waste sits in your intestines the more likely that waste will begin to be reabsorbed back into the blood stream. Your digestive system is so important. If it is not working smoothly, other health complaints will follow.
Try approaching this issue from a different perspective. Chinese Medicine has never evaluated a person on their symptoms alone. We look at the whole person. When you eat, the temperature of what you eat, the type of exercise you may or may not do, the stress levels in your life, you ability to sleep well or not, these are all part of that bigger picture. The solutions are simple if you know the Root Cause.
Root Cause is an imbalance on the deepest levels of the body. The adrenal system is always involved at this level.
Body Systems will then be affected because the support and balance beneath is gone. (adrenal system, digestive system)
Symptoms are your health complaints, which show up last. (symptoms like alternating constipation and diarrhea)
In Chinese Medicine this is called Root/ Branch (the symptoms) Theory. To heal properly and with lasting effect the program should support all three levels. If you leave out the Root Cause the same symptoms will keep returning.
Digestive disorders as varied as gastritis, stomach pains, muscle cramps, chronic constipation, and alternating constipation and diarrhea are often labled as as a condition of irritable bowel. This is a perfect example of why it is important to know more than the symptoms.
Chinese Medicine is focused on the root cause of these symptoms and so the approach is to gently help a weak and complaining digestive system regain its strength again. In order to do this we evaluate you as a whole person, not just your symptoms.
Our programs to help regain digestive strength include three parts. contains herbs which tone the digestive tract, support digestion, improve circulation, and relax the central nervous system. The most common results are less pain and inflammation, fewer spasms, better assimilation of food, and more regular bowels.
Your digestive system, which is the first line of receiving the nutrition from the good diet you eat, is weakened by skipping breakfast and by drinking or eating to many iced or cold drinks and food. The digestive system, according to the ancient herbalists, is in charge of producing your energy everyday. It has to be charged up at a certain time of day or it will not function well. That time is from the time you get up until about 10:30 or 11:00 am everyday. Also, digestive complaints resolve faster with more warm food than cold food.