Weak digestion is an imbalance where the digestion is not functioning as well as it should. This may impact the bodies ability to extract nutrients from the food, digest properly or eliminate properly. It also may negatively impact the menstrual cycle.
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Intestinal Gas, Burping/Belching
-Poor food combining
-Low quality food
In Traditional Asian Medicine, digestion is responsible for overall life force – Qi – of the entire body. Digestion relates to earth and to the Stomach/Spleen organ system.
-Menstrual Nausea or Vomiting
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It is common for menstrual cycle-related digestive issues (like nausea and vomitting) to improve after steaming. Steam itself is not likely the reason for this, although indirectly it might be a helpful factor.
Since there is a known connection between the uterus and stomach, steaming may end up having an indirect improvement on digestive issues by improving overall uterus function.
Steam also helps to improve circulation to the entire abdomen which may also help to improve overall digestive function.
Additionally, if herbs with digestive properties are used in a steam formula it may be possible those herbs are having a positive impact on digestion as well.
Acupuncturists are very masterful when it comes to digestive improvement. Understanding the importance digestion plays with Qi, they tend to hyper-focus on it. For best results, schedule weekly appointments for at least three months or follow your acupuncturists recommendations.
NUTRITIONIST/TRADITIONAL NATUROPATH/HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH
It is recommended to work with a holistic nutritionist to get a suitable meal plan and foods that will support healthy digestion.
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford