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.
Abdominal Bloating, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Intestinal Gas, Burping/Belching, Menstrual-Related Digestive Symptoms
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.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It is common for menstrual cycle-related digestive issues (like nausea and vomiting) to improve after steaming. Steam itself is not considered the main reason for this, although, indirectly, it seems to 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 the circulation to the uterus.
Steam also helps to improve circulation to the entire abdomen which may help to improve overall digestive function.
Another factor to consider might be herbs. If herbs with digestive properties are used in a steam formula it may be possible that those herbal properties are absorbed into the bloodstream positively impacting digestion.