Stomach Ache? Don't Ignore It
Do you know? With the continuous improvement of our living standards and the change of diet structure, the food we eat is becoming more and more refined. But at the same time, we found that many foods have added preservatives, hormones, drug residues, and other "food materials" that are not conducive to health.
In recent days, I often hear friends who come to see a doctor that they have stomach discomfort. In fact, most of these problems are caused by improper diet, unhealthy food, and irregular life and rest. I hope you all try to eat as much fresh vegetables, fruits and natural foods as possible. The following is a detailed analysis of what is disharmony between the spleen and stomach, and how we can regulate the various problems caused by disharmony in the spleen and stomach in our daily life.
Chinese medicine believes that the spleen and stomach belong to the earth in the five elements, and they co-exist in the middle energizer of the human body.
It generally refers to the entire digestive system of the human body, including important organs such as the intestines. The spleen is in charge of transportation and transformation, the promotion of clearness, the stomach is in charge of accepting and rottenness, and the lowering of turbidity. The stomach likes moisturizing and hates dryness.
There are several functions of the spleen, one is to transport and transform the essence of water and grain; the other is that the spleen also controls the blood, that is, to maintain the normal blood and prevent blood from overflowing the blood vessels; Dissolve wetness, transport wetness to Sanjiao.
Under normal circumstances, food enters the stomach and undergoes preliminary digestion, and then the fine nutrients are carried up by the spleen and lost to the lungs. If there is a problem with the spleen, the water will be stagnant, and after a long time, phlegm will form, and the white foam like the water garbage in the river will block the river.
If you greedily eat some cold and cold food at this time, it will cause cold and dampness to trap the spleen, and the water and dampness cannot be taken away normally, and stagnation will cause less eating, abdominal distension, and poor appetite. In severe cases, it will cause edema of the limbs, hypertrophy of the tongue, white and greasy fur, and tooth marks.
The spleen and stomach are the "foundation of the day after tomorrow", which transforms the five flavors of nutrition to nourish the whole body and control the blood and other functions. Stomach and spleen are closely related and interact with each other both physiologically and pathologically. If the spleen is stagnant due to dampness, dereliction of duty in transportation and transformation, and the lack of clear qi rises, it will affect the absorption and decrease of the stomach, resulting in symptoms such as lack of appetite, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal fullness.
Conversely, if the diet is disordered, the food is stagnant in the stomach, and the stomach is out of harmony and descending, it will often affect the spleen’s promotion of clearing and transportation, resulting in abdominal distention and diarrhea. Therefore, the strength of the spleen and stomach function is directly related to the rise and fall of human life. If the function of the spleen and stomach is good, the human body will have sufficient nutrition, strong qi and blood, and a strong physique.
However, not all spleen and stomach weakness are caused by the same cause, so it is necessary to distinguish between them in treatment. Generally speaking, spleen and stomach deficiency is divided into: spleen and stomach qi deficiency, spleen yang deficiency, and stomach yin deficiency. Symptoms of spleen-stomach qi deficiency are mainly shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, loose stools, easy bleeding, pale blood, and even pale complexion; spleen-yang deficiency is mainly manifested in cold pain in the stomach and abdomen. It is mainly manifested in the inflammation of the virtual fire, dry mouth, easy hunger, stomach acid, dull pain and discomfort, sores on the tongue and so on. Therefore, when treating and carrying out various drugs and dietary conditioning, it is necessary to choose corresponding treatment methods according to different situations.
But no matter what kind of spleen and stomach discomfort, a reasonable dietary structure is the basis of health and the premise of "protecting the stomach". So how should friends who need the spleen and stomach maintain it? Below, based on our many years of clinical experience, we will introduce the corresponding methods of regulating the spleen and stomach. If you have serious symptoms of spleen and stomach discomfort, it is recommended to consult a professional doctor in advance to avoid the current situation.
Basic principles of diet
The diet should be regular, three meals at a time, quantitative, not overeating; it is best to eat smaller meals more often. Usually eat more digestible food, such as porridge, porridge and so on. Eat less irritating and indigestible foods, such as hot and sour, fried, dry and sticky foods, and raw and cold foods should also be eaten as little as possible.
Common Foods That Nourish The Spleen And Stomach
The nature is flat, the taste is sweet, and it has the power of tonifying the spleen and nourishing qi. "Shi Jian Materia Medica" records: "japonica rice can nourish the spleen, benefit the five internal organs, strengthen energy, stop diarrhea and dysentery, but the power of japonica rice is the first.
- White lentils
It is flat in nature, sweet in taste, and can nourish the weak spleen and stomach. It is recorded in "Compendium of Materia Medica" that "white lentils are warm and flat in nature, neutralizing, and the valley of the spleen. It stops diarrhea, and warms the spleen and stomach." Best to eat.
- Coix Seed
Commonly known as Yiren rice, six-grain rice. It has the effect of nourishing the spleen and stomach. Li Shizhen of the Ming Dynasty said that it can "strengthen the spleen and nourish the stomach". "Ben Cao Jing Shu" records that "sweet taste can be like the spleen and nourish the spleen".
Warm in nature, sweet in taste, nourishing the spleen and stomach, nourishing qi and blood. Li Shizhen of the Ming Dynasty said that "jujube is the fruit of the spleen, and it is suitable for spleen disease." For people with spleen deficiency and loose stools, weak stomach, less appetite, and insufficient blood, it is best to take jujube regularly.
Simple and Practical Medicinal Diet Meals:
- Hawthorn Malt Porridge
Hawthorn 15 grams, malt 15 grams, porridge consumption. Can invigorate the spleen and appetizers, digest food and reduce accumulation, and is suitable for indigestion and loss of appetite.
- Lotus Gorgon Congee
15 grams of lotus seeds, 15 grams of Gorgon, 5 grams of psoralen, porridge edible. It can strengthen the spleen, nourish the qi and nourish the stomach, invigorate the kidney and solidify the essence.
- Gongshi Poria Porridge
Gorgon 15 grams, Poria 10 grams, appropriate amount of rice. Put the first two flavors into the pot, add an appropriate amount of water, cook until soft and rotten, then add an appropriate amount of rice, continue to cook until it becomes porridge, and serve in separate meals. It has the effect of invigorating the spleen and removing dampness, astringent the intestines and stopping diarrhea.
- Coix Adzuki Bean Porridge
Coix seed 15 grams, red bean 15 grams, eat porridge. It can infiltrate dampness and diuretic water, strengthen the spleen and replenish qi, and is suitable for poor appetite, oliguria and edema caused by spleen deficiency and dampness.
- Ginseng Jujube Porridge
Codonopsis 15 grams, 10 jujubes, eat porridge. Can strengthen the spleen and replenish qi, suitable for weak Qi, loss of appetite, abdominal distention and fullness.
Chinese medicine believes that "the spleen is in the mind for thinking" and "consideration hurts the spleen". Excessive thinking will affect the function of the spleen, resulting in loss of appetite, dizziness and other symptoms. The focus of spleen maintenance and health care is to think too much about instant noodles, and to combine work and rest. and increase exercise. Appropriate physical exercise can increase the gastrointestinal function of the human body, strengthen the gastrointestinal motility, increase the secretion of digestive juice, promote the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients, and can improve the blood circulation of the gastrointestinal tract itself, promote its metabolism, and delay digestion. Aging of the system. For example: Wudang Neijia Gong can help regulate the body's qi and blood, and promote the transportation and metabolism of the gastrointestinal itself.
Positive, relaxed and optimistic emotions can make the body's yin and yang balance, qi and blood flow, clear mind, keep the body in a healthy state or heal the disease. Modern medicine has proved that when people's spirit is happy, the central nervous system is excited, the commanding function is strengthened, and the human body carries out normal digestion, absorption, secretion and excretion adjustment, and maintains a vigorous metabolism.