Stomach & Pancreas
STEPS OF THE EXERCISE:
Long and narrow O.
Pull your lips in, behind your teeth.
Lift your cheeks into a smile.
Close your eyes and look towards the top.
Slowly tilt your head back.
Shape your palms into fists and lift them along your body; above your head.
Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6
Super-food: Atractylis, Fenugreek, Maca, Collagen, Enzyme supplement, Probiotics, linseed, fermented foods
The earth element is most pronounced in August and February. At that time, many people usually feel weak or ill, as the spleen is often exhausted - stress is balanced at the expense of the spleen, which takes care of the balance between the elements. When the balance is not there for a long time, the spleen weakens and consequently the stomach as well.
The digestive organs process, extract, metabolize, and store nutrients that enter the body through food and drink. This system is most responsible for nourishing the physical body. In addition to breathing, the stomach is the strongest creator of Qi after birth according to TCM. It is our basic source of energy derived from food and drink. The earth element is a base element. It has to do with feeling the pleasure of being human.
Eat in peace and with pleasure, without worries and distractions like cell phone and television.
Today, few people still have a completely healthy gut flora. Therefore, it is difficult to choose a diet that would suit us personally. However, it is always a matter of establishing a balance between good and bad bacteria and ensuring digestive enzymes. Lifestyle, processed foods and a whole bunch of bad habits often unknowingly shorten our lives.
Appetite, stress & trauma
When we eat without appetite and force ourselves, we digest poorly and so digestive disorders can occur. It is important to take care of a good appetite. We achieve this with enough movement and fresh air. Today, we mostly sit behind computers, so it is good to consciously opt for moderate physical activity. Our mental state can also have a strong impact on our diet as it is related to the secretion of digestive juices. However, when we are under constant stress, the body is no longer able to cope with it at and in one point it is recorded as trauma. We can become extremely sensitive and the stomach with digestion may be the first to show serious symptoms.
Abdominal self massage
Stomach massage can help you move stool along the inside of your colon and relieve tension, pain, cramps and bloating. However, always massage with feeling and only if it works well for you.
Start in the middle a little lower than the sternum and press with your hand and rotate clockwise. Slowly move vertically down, over the navel, towards the pelvis. Do the same on the left side: from the spleen, under the ribs, to the pelvis. And on the right: from the liver, below the ribs, to the pelvis. Take your time. If you feel tension, hardness, slight pain, devote more time to this area. Do as you feel.
MASSAGE OF THE ENTIRE ABDOMINAL CAVITY
Start with the navel. Press inside and rotate clockwise. This massage is also great for the fascia that connects our internal organs. Then go in a spiral line slowly out of the navel. The path you massage is a spiral that starts at the navel and spreads outward in a clockwise direction. With massage movements, follow this line to the outer parts of the abdominal cavity. Always work with feeling.
Support the spleen with warm soup
Digestion is also strongly influenced by the atmosphere behind the table. How do you eat your meal - are you in a hurry and your attention is everywhere else, just not at the plate in front of you? Take the time to let the sight of food be a joy to you; enjoy while eating and chew everything well. Food prepared with love can even have a healing effect. The saying goes, "Death lies in the gut." Many diseases have their origin in digestion, which is actually the universe itself. The organs of the digestive tract have so many neural connections that they are often called the second brains as well. Their importance to our well-being is extraordinary.
On an upset stomach, avoid coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks, large amounts of raw foods. Avoid extremely cold dishes or even too hot ones.
STOMACH SOOTHING TEA: chamomile, mint, Summer savory, yarrow, basil.