This is a condition of poor digestion due to a weak stomach, lack of digestive enzymes, or eating too fast. This causes a stagnation of food in the stomach, resulting in abdominal fullness or distention, bloating and sometimes diarrhea due to insufficient digestion. It is important to eat slowly and chew the food properly because digestion begins in the mouth.
Avoid: rich foods, fatty foods, tension and stress while eating, reading the newspaper or watching television while eating as this takes energy away from digestion.
Liver Qi Stagnation can manifest in the following ways: Depression, irritability, fluctuating mental state, feeling wound up, sighing, chest stuffiness, hypochondriac pain, chest stuffiness, epigastric pain, ... See pattern »
Spleen Qi Deficiency can manifest as: Poor appetite, distention after eating, fatigue, lack of taste, nausea, sallow complexion, feeling of heaviness in head and limbs, loose stools. Tongue is Pale & swollen ... See pattern »
Food Stagnation can manifest as: Distention and fullness in the abdomen and epigastrium which are relieved by vomiting, foul belching, sour regurgitation, nausea, no appetite, hesitant bowel movement, ... See pattern »
Apple Thermal Nature = Cooling Flavor = Sweet & Sour reduces heat (especially summer heat) produces fluids for the body moisten dryness and cool heat in the lungs protects the lungs from cigarette smoking ... See ingredient »
Black Sesame Seeds Thermal Nature = Slightly Warm Flavor = Sweet Nourishes the Liver, & Kidney Lubricates the Intestines Blackens gray hair Tonifies the body overall Benefits the skin Conditions Black Sesame ... See ingredient »
Daikon Radish Thermal Nature = Cool Flavor = Sweet, & Pungent Removes stagnant food Moistens the Lungs Resolves mucus Quenches thirst Relieves alcohol intoxication Conditions Daikon Radish can Help ... See ingredient »
Hawthorn Berries Thermal Nature = Slightly Warm Flavor = Sweet, & Sour Strengthens the Spleen Resolves stagnant food Invigorates the blood Dissolves phlegm Relieves stagnation of blood and oxygen (Qi) Aids ... See ingredient »
Orange Thermal Nature = Cool Flavor = Sweet, & Sour Lubricates the Lungs Resolves mucus Calms inflamation Strengthens teeth and gums Increases appitite Strengthens the Spleen Promotes body fluids Conditions ... See ingredient »
Papaya Thermal Nature = Nutral Flavor = Sweet & Bitter tonifies the stomach (acts as a digestive aid) moistens the lungs and alleviates coughing Used for treating dysentery, & indigestion Good in cases of ... See ingredient »
Parsley Thermal Nature = Slightly Warm Flavor =Pungent Promotes digestion Removes stagnant food Regulates the flow of qi Induces measles eruption Diuretic Conditions Parsley can Help Relieve Retention of ... See ingredient »
Sweet Potato Thermal Nature = Neutral Flavor =Sweet Strengthens the Spleen, Stomach & pancreas functions Tonifies the energy Clears heat Detoxifies the body Increases production of milk Conditions Sweet ... See ingredient »