Digestive system in Chinese Medicine

Digestive system problems in the prism of Chinese medicine treat with Acupuncture and Chine Herbs

The Center of Chinese medicine in Jerusalem treats a variety of diseases of the digestive system, either as an addition to conventional medicine or as a full stands alone treatment. Among the phenomena treated we may find:

  • Abdominal pain and irregular bowel movement
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ulcer, duodenal and stomach gastritis
  • Bloating and gas
  • Abdominal pain in children
  • Reflux – nausea and heartburn
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn's and Colitis
  • Hemorrhoids

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The Center of Chinese medicine in Jerusalem, successfully treats various Digestive system problems as it combines several methods together including – Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, Tuina and herbs.

Through the eye of Chinese medicine, the digestive system is based on the earth element and the main organ associated with this system is the spleen. It is responsible for the metabolic mechanism of hunger and satiety, affects the digestive process and on the need for sweets and is linked to obesity.

The role of the digestive system in Chinese medicine is processing incoming materials and the construction of them into Chi (= life energy that the body uses for all his needs and in part to remove the waste).  An imbalanced system will not produce enough chi and blood and the body will not have enough energy for its routine activity and in addition, waste will accumulate in the body. If there is not enough chi, the digestive system will also not get enough energy to function efficiently and in turn won't generate more chi, and so on.

As mentioned, a person with a weak digestive system suffers from deficiency in chi and blood. His Organs will function in an imbalanced manner and as a result diseases may develop. Waste accumulation will be reflected in excess of mucus. When the spleen does not function correctly it produces large amounts of mucus instead of producing chi and we feel excessive hunger and the need for sweet foods. Unnecessary and sweet food combined with mucus turns into fat.

The weakness of the spleen is expressed in a wide variety of symptoms:

  • Imbalanced eating – excessive eating, eating at night, eating all day, consumption of sweets.
  •   Digestive problems – abdominal bloating, flatulence, abnormal bowel movements, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, pain.
  • Accumulation of mucus – in the skin, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, head.
  • General sensations – fatigue, weakness, concentration problems, candidiasis, anemia.
  • Weakness of the legs and varicose veins

 Dietary habits can cause weakness of the digestive system and the spleen: eating unhealthy foods (such as processed food, white sugar, white flour, dairy products, cold food, sweet food, etc.), fast eating, insufficient chewing, eating at night, smoking etc. In addition, excessive thinking, worries and stress also affects the spleen adversely.

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When spleen is weak and there are small amounts of chi, one will feel weakness, fatigue and in a bad mood. Eating food high in carbohydrates and sugar combined with caffeine will provide available energy and create a state resembles strengthening, but this is temporary and short-term and further weakens the spleen.

Many studies have shown that acupuncture creates significant effect on neuronal activity in the intestine, improving the function of the bowel motility, reducing hypersensitivity and balancing gastric acidity. In addition, acupuncture improves conditions that are characterized by nausea and vomiting resulting from a variety of reasons such as – post-surgery, pregnancy, medication and more.

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