Monday, February 18, 2008



General advice
Always go to the toilet as soon as you feel the urge to go.
Decide to go to the toilet once a day, in the morning.
Never over eat!
Regular exercise (especially running, jumping and jogging, sit ups, rowing exercises and deep breathing)
Yoga-back bends (cobra, camel pose)
Qigong- bow stance, Dan Tien breathing
Sleep facing up. Feet shoulder width apart.

Before sleep and when you wake up.
Large Intestine Rub your hands until warm. Begin to massage your stomach, starting at the lower end of the left side. Massage up. Then across to the right and down to the lower end of the right side. 9 to 18 times.
Small Intestine rub your hands until warm. Divide the abdomen into 6 different parts. Massage from the bottom left hand side upwards, 5 centimeters across to the right, and then down. Then massage across the bottom to the left and start again. Next time massage across the top ten centimeters and down until the entire stomach is massaged. 3 to 9 times.
If you feel pain or a knot, spend more time to gently soften the stomach. Use the mind to help chi flow.
If you find a big lump, put your palm over it and sleep with it there.

Routine is important.
Try eating food at the same time every day. Although its important to wait until you feel hungry. This releases acids in the stomach that will help break down the food with more vigour.
Meditate before you eat. Relax the stomach.
Never eat when you are stressed.
Chew your food many times. Use your teeth to help break down the food as much as possible.

No nuts!

Recommended food
Ginger tea, peppermint tea, coriander tea.
Chinese green onion soup,
Kiwi fruit (otherwise known as Chinese Gooseberry), Bananas, Pears, Apricots, Apples (lightly stewed), cherries, cucumbers, grapes, raspberries,
sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, squash, root vegetables in summer, spinach.
Millet, oats, rice,
Chick peas, Sesame seeds (ground),
and walnuts

My stomach digests food calmly and efficiently

If you know of any more tips, please let me know!! This is a page in the making!

Of course, since I don't want to be sued, I have to stipulate that any of the advice given here does not mean you should not see a doctor. The advice given here is the opinion of a variety of health professionals (usually holisic) and does not intend to replace that of your GP.

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