The stomach forms a pair with the spleen and its function is to receive and prepare the food for digestion. The stomach, along with the spleen, participates in the digestive process and extracts nutritions from food for living.
Stomach energy and its contents moves naturally from top to bottom. When the stomach energy is damaged and starts to move in the opposite direction, it expresses by nausea, vomiting and burping.
Gastric energy is influenced by both nutritions and emotions.
Too much dry and spicy food but also alcohol damages the stomach’s energy.
When the stomach’s energy is weak heartburn (acid indigestion), gastritis, stomach pains, stomach ulcers as well as gum bleeding and painful sores in the mouth may occur.
Avoid engaging in extraneous activities such as watching TV, reading, working, business meetings, etc while eating, including the development of negative emotions such as anger, worry, irritation – they all cause low stomach energy.
Stomach main functions are
preparing food for digestion;
digestion, separating the essential nutritions for living;