Addressing Digestive and Bowel Problems with Applied Kinesiology


The symptoms of digestive trouble should not be ignored in the early stages when they are easy to correct, because they can frequently lead to much more serious problems.

Many of the ads in magazines, newspapers, and on television seem to indicate that it is normal to have burning and gas after overindulgence or eating the wrong foods.  They advise us to take antacids to "neutralize the excess acid."  This approached must be critically evaluated.  If eating a particular food bothers you but not very many other people, chances are your digestive system may be functioning poorly, it may not be the food.  When digestion is poor - whether in the stomach, small intestine, or large intestine, the body fails to break food down into its component parts for absorption.  Food can actually become putrid when this occurs and gases of varying nature can form.  More importantly, digestive trouble prevents the body from absorbing the nutrients for the process of life.

Applied Kinesiology provides a tool for the doctor to use to locate the source(s) of the problem.  Through AK testing, Dr. Doreo can check the essential functions of the digestive tract to detect the area(s) of malfunction or dysfunction.  So many functions occur within the digestive system that isolating the problem can provide the patient with a much more effective and successful treatment. 

Beyond Applied Kinesiology testing, AK also provides treatment tools the doctor can use to correct the problem(s) found. Many serious consequences of digestive disturbance exist.  For example, evidence of colon cancer linked to colon stasis, arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.  Let's look at a few common digestive problems:

Stomach Burning or "Heartburn"
Hydrochloric stomach acid production is regulated by the nervous system.  Too much or too little acid indicates that the mechanism controlling acid production is out of balance; it should be returned to normal.  AK treatment tools can by used by Dr. Doreo for controlling mechanism. 

Hiatal Hernia
Sometimes the burning sensation that develops in the upper portion of the digestive system is the result of a hiatal hernia.  This is a condition where the diaphragm (a muscle) does not function properly and the opening the esophagus passes through to the stomach becomes enlarged, allowing the stomach to protrude into the chest cavity.  Stomach acid is then allowed to pass into the esophagus causing severe burning pain (and other symptoms). 

AK treatment can improve muscle function.  The diaphram muscle can usually be returned to normal by correcting the muscle energy patterns.

Small Intestine and Bloating/Gas
The many complex chemical actions occur in the small intestine.  Complications can develop rapidly.  Protein is processed and passed to the bloodstream for use in the making of new tissues and other protein related items.  Digestive enzymes - many made in the pancreas - are one group of protein containing compounds.  The extraction of the body's nutrients occurs in the small intestine.  Dysfunction in this area can create bloating, a rumbling feeling, and a variety of gases.  Symptoms that indicate small intestine trouble and the possible lack of nutrition to the body.

Ileocecal Valve Syndrome
The ileocecal valve is the valve between the small and large intestine that controls the passage of "the trash out of the kitchen" into the large intestine for disposal.  This valve can dysfunction in 2 ways: first and most commonly, the valve stuck open, and second, the valve is stuck closed.  With the valve stuck open, the small intestine becomes toxic and any weak area (a hip joint or sinuses, in example) can develop trouble symptoms.  With the valve stuck closed, the valve becomes spastic and again toxic material is absorbed into the body.

Many people think of constipation as meaning the bowels are not moving frequently enough.  However, a different type of constipation is just as significant and often ignored - colon stasis.  This condition is waste material eventually absorbing re-absorbing into the body and is the first phase of serious problems such as colitis, diverticulosis, and diverticulitis.  Symptoms of colon trouble include a tendency toward constipation or colon stasis, infrequent stool, non-voluminous stool, or odor in the stool.  The normal bowel movement has no foul odor; dysfunction should be expected whenever a strong odor is commonly present.

Lab work is necessary to accurately target the cause of the problem. Dr Doreo never relies on applied kinesiology alone. You may be required to complete a blood test, stool sample, breath test, biopsy, intestinal scoping, or other challenge tests to properly address the health condition.

Again, the nervous system and energy patterns of the body are important for proper colon function. Dr. Doreo will do everything she can to help.

Call to schedule your appointment to receive a consultation and evaluation of your digestive complaints.

Find out what chiropractic applied kinesiology can do for you. 


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