Here are 5 tips from the traditional Chinese medicine perspective to have better digestion:
1. Eat warm, cooked foods: In Chinese medicine, it is believed that the digestive system functions best when it is warm and moist. Eating warm, cooked foods can help to promote the flow of Qi and improve digestion. It is also recommended to avoid cold, raw, or iced foods as they can slow down the digestive process.
2. Chew your food thoroughly: Chewing your food thoroughly helps to break it down into smaller particles, making it easier for the digestive system to process. It also stimulates the production of digestive enzymes in the mouth, which aids in the digestion of food.
3. Drink warm liquids: Drinking warm liquids, such as tea or warm water, can help to stimulate digestion and promote the flow of Qi in the body. It is recommended to avoid drinking cold or iced beverages as they can slow down the digestive process.
4. Practice mindful eating: Mindful eating is a practice of being fully present and aware of your food and the act of eating. This can help to improve digestion by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Try to eat in a calm and quiet environment, and avoid distractions such as television or electronics.
5. Eat before 7 pm: Eating early before sleeping gives your body enough time to digest and helps in having a good night sleep, which is very important for digestion and overall well-being.
BONUS: Have acupuncture treatments! Regular acupuncture treatments help get your body back to balance and they very effective in treating digestive issues such as: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), constipation, bloating, acid reflux, diarrhea and many more.
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