Digestive Health

What is a healthy bowel movement and why is it important?

Many people nowadays pay a lot of attention to the quality of the food that enters their body, but paying attention to how your food leaves your body is equally as important. Bowel diseases are becoming more and more common such as constipation, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, polyps and bowel cancer. […]

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What is the underlying cause of my stomach and abdominal bloating?

Many people suffer from stomach and abdominal bloating. Most cases of stomach bloating are not related to overeating and also there are no positive results after western medicine tests are done. Stomach bloating doesn’t only affect the local area but can also influence other parts of the body physically and functionally such as pressing on the lower back, […]

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Health check: which symptoms indicate that your Spleen function is weak?

The Spleen is located in your abdomen. Chinese medicine considers that the Spleen organ system’s main functions involve digestion, circulation and blood production. If the Spleen is weak or disordered, you can experience the following symptoms: Tired, fatigued Pale face, heart palpitations Iron deficiency Bloating especially after eating Sluggish or loose bowel movements, often with undigested […]

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Why is your Spleen so important according to Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine considers that the Spleen is one of the most important organs within our body. Many chronic and difficult health problems (such as oedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, hair loss, iron deficiency, irregular periods, infertility etc) can be due to a disorder of the Spleen function. It is important to understand how the […]

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How to maintain healthy skin and what causes skin disorders?

The human skin is the body’s largest organ. Almost everyone has experienced skin problem. Some skin diseases are acute that quickly resolve themselves whilst others come and go. Some are chronic and remain even after several years or decades. Common skin diseases are hives, rashes, dermatitis, eczema, pimples/acne, shingles, nervous stimulated skin inflammation and dry […]

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What does your abnormal stool mean?

In my clinic, when clients come to see me for a check-up we usually ask about the condition of their bowel movements. This is a very important question to ask during a traditional Chinese medicine consultation. Chinese medicine considers that stool is an excretion which can help ascertain the body’s health. Through this we can […]

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