How To Keep Indigestion Away During The Holidays?
07 Dec 2017
Spicy foods and bountiful meals are an important part of holiday celebrations. But many people do not understand the limit and go on eating. And that sometimes leads to indigestion. The medical term for it is dyspepsia, and its symptoms include, a feeling of fullness while having a meal, uncomfortable bloated feel after a meal, and burning or pain in the upper abdomen. However, the good news is that you don't have to say “no” to the foods you love while enjoying your holidays. Here are some effective hints to keep indigestion at bay.
Whenever you eat, chew thoroughly. That’s the recipe to overeating. Thoroughly chewed foods are easier to digest. Don't stuff your tummy too much, just keep it pleasantly full. Healthy digestion and nutrient absorption begins with proper grinding, breaking and mixing of your food with saliva. When you chew your food properly, the body releases digestive enzymes in the stomach that helps to break down the semi-broken food, converting it into energy. If the enzymes are not released, you can suffer from digestive issues like heartburn, indigestion & constipation.
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While chewing properly is the best way to prevent indigestion, what happens if indigestion already occurs? The best treatment for healthy digestion is to opt for Traditional Chinese Medicine. This treatment is good for people who suffer from indigestion on a regular basis and/or whenever they eat spicy food. TCM helps to transform food into Qi (energy) and blood thus, maintaining a healthy digestion.
As stomach is the main receiver of food, it stands responsible for further absorption. If this function is disturbed, disharmonies such as loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting may occur.
The spleen is the key organ of digestion when treated through TCM. It transforms the nutritive essence from food and liquids and send it as Qi to the stomach. These are commonly known as body fluids. The spleen is also responsible for water metabolism. When it is in disharmony, symptoms like abdominal distention, poor appetite, loose stools or edema may follow.
Chinese herbs focus on correcting dysfunction leading to indigestion. They are a form of herbal therapy used to bring the body back into a state of homeostasis (balance) and restore proper energy (also called Qi).
It is always a wise choice to opt for treatment through herbal treatments like TCM especially when it comes to indigestion.
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