Health of our Stomach

As practitioners of life cultivation, we use the inner vision technique to feel our inner organs to find out if they are abnormal physiologically or functionally. Once we find the organ that is going bad, we can then try to return it to normal operation as soon as possible using the various Mustang Cultivation Techniques. This will help us to maintain the health of our body without resorting to medication or surgical operation in later days.

In a previous article, we have briefly discussed each of the important organs as a learning reference. Now we will discuss in depth how we apply the inner vision technique to find out what is wrong with each of our organs.

07 The Stomach

The stomach is located under the diaphragm and the upper part of the abdominal cavity. Herbal medicine divides the stomach into three parts: upper, middle and lower.

The upper part of the stomach is called the Shangwan, including the cardia. The middle part is called the Zhongwan, which is the body of the stomach. The lower part is called the Xiawan, including the pylorus.

The main physiological function of the stomach is to receive and decompose foods and drinks. The stomach is reflective of the spleen. The stomach is an important part of the digestive system.

01 Digestion of food

The stomach is responsible for receiving and decomposing food.

The stomach will accept and accommodate food. The food then goes through the initial digestion by the stomach to form chyme. The entrance of food, through the esophagus, is accommodated in the stomach. The stomach starts to digest food that we eat.

After being decomposed, the food is then passed down to the small intestine for further digestion and absorption. If this function of the stomach is disturbed, there may be loss of appetite, less food intake, indigestion, and epigastric distension and pain, and so on.

The function of the stomach to receive and decompose food must work with the function of the spleen to transport and transform the food. They work together to digest and absorb the food. In the process, the stomach-energy is strengthened. The ups and downs of stomach-energy are directly related to the life activities of the human body and their survival.

02 Descending of digested food

After the food is accepted into the stomach and decomposed by the stomach, it must then descend into the small intestine for further digestion and absorption. Therefore, we say that the stomach governs the descending of food, and the descending must be smooth and unobstructed.

The descending function of the stomach also includes the transportation of food residues from the small intestine to the large intestine, and the transfer of dregs from the large intestine to the outside.

If the descending function of the stomach is out of order, it will affect the appetite, leading to bad breath, abdominal fullness and pain, and so on.

If the flow of stomach-energy is reversed, there will be belching, hiccups, nausea, vomiting and so on.

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