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Digestive imbalances

Updated: Apr 22

Digestion is one of the key processes related to health in Ayurveda and Chinese traditional medicine.

When the digestive 'fire' or agni in Ayurveda is low then food will take longer to pass through the digestive process, more toxins are released in the digestive tract, bowel movements slow and this leads to higher toxicity in the body and an imbalance in the flow of energies and poor health.

We also know that 70% of our immune system is located in our gut, so looking after our gut environment is important. Take a look at our Health Hub's Gut Health and Digestion section to learn more.

Signs of poor gut digestive fire are:

  • low mood,

  • poor concentration,

  • poor immunity,

  • digestive issues and inflammation,

  • painful joints,

  • skin conditions

  • and slow wound healing.

Other potential contributors that can imbalance agni may surprise you and include: household cleaning chemicals, creams and lotions that we put on our skin, suppressed feelings and emotions, negative thinking, poor sleep, stress, working long hours.

In Ayurveda medicine every person is born with a certain constitution that is described as their dosha eg. Vatha, Pitha and Kapha. When your dosha is imbalanced due to lifestyle and life's influences the aim is to create changes that bring you back towards the dominant dosha that you were born with.

As part of our Functional Kinesiology sessions we look at imbalances in the system including those caused or linked to your digestive system.

During this festive period consider ways to support your digestion are to ensure you eat a range of tastes of flavours which in Chinese Medicine would be consider to fall into the following - sweet, salty, sour, pungent, astringent and bitter.

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