How Balancing Your Qi Can Aid in Digestive Health

How Balancing Your Qi Can Aid in Digestive Health

A lot of people have stomach issues like bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, or acid reflux. These conditions can cause an extreme amount of discomfort to those suffering from pain. Chinese medicine has long been admired for its power to alleviate pain from people with various issues, including digestive issues. Here are a few key points to help you understand how traditional Chinese medicine:

The role “Qi’ plays in your body.

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the body’s energy or life force. Humans run on energy, which is why our body needs to be fueled with food. Most of us do not realize that our organs, along with the different foods we eat, also have their own Qi. So, we need to feed our bodies a balanced amount of food, so our organs are provided with the right kind of energy they require. When a specific organ is overloaded with too much of one food (or type of energy), it may weaken and cause energies to flow into areas of the body where it would not normally, which can lead to digestive problems like bloating or IBS.

Eat Food That Aids Digestive Qi

Different foods have their own energetic qualities – fruits are cooling while meats are considered warming. Foods like dairy and sugar can dampen energetic properties, therefore are hard on the digestive Qi. For example, if we eat too much of one type of food, the spleen will become drained of energy. This energy drain can lead into the body’s ecosystem. What does this cause? In western terms, inflammation within the body. Tt is all about finding the right balance with your diet. In Chinese medical philosophy, eating right means eating a balanced and clean diet possible. Clean means whole, seasonal, and organic foods. So, it is best to stay away from processed foods. Cut back on foods containing dairy, wheat, and sugar and you will notice an improvement in your digestive problems.

Balancing the body’s Qi to fix digestive problems

While some people eat plenty of balanced foods and still have digestive issues, it is typically due to a blockage stopping the flow of Qi. Qi flows through our body through channels called meridians, which are connected to all major organs. When Qi stops properly flowing through certain meridians, the body experiences symptoms like bloating, acid reflux, and diarrhea. Balancing Qi with acupuncture is a great way to reduce stomach troubles as it boosts your energies.

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