The Importance of the Stomach – Part 5, Chronic Disease

The Stomach in Chinese Medicine is responsible for the suppression of indigestible toxins, chemicals, emotions, and experiences. The digestive system is a major source of inflammation and plays a major role in the development of chronic inflammation, and thus chronic disease. Treating chronic disease must involve restoring the microbiome, regulating inflammation, and releasing stored trauma.

Chronic Inflammation: Heat in the Blood

In the world of conventional medicine it is becoming common knowledge that inflammation underlies many, if not most, of the chronic diseases afflicting so many people today. It has been understood for a long time that inflammation plays a critical role in acute infections but only more recently has evidence pointed to the importance of inflammation in chronic conditions. In Chinese Medicine the concept of heat in the Blood plays a similar role in the development of the many chronic conditions in modern society.

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