- sudden and excessive emotions
In traditional Chinese medicine the Qi of the Stomach is essential for carrying out the task of digestion. A healthy Stomach Qi always flows downwards as this is the direction of the digestion. When the Qi changes directions, i.e. ceases to flow downward but instead starts flowing upward, it becomes “rebellious Qi”.
The causes for “rebellious Qi” are most often sudden and excessive emotions, which interfere with the healthy descending of the Stomach Qi.
Signs of rebellious Stomach Qi are nausea and vomiting. Other signs of rebellious Qi are hiccup and belching.
The treatment is predominantly through the vital level. The goal is to direct the Stomach Qi back to its normal downward direction. One can do that by gently caressing the Stomach area, starting with the upper part of the Stomach and moving down. Once down the hand needs to be placed back on the upper Stomach area, instead of sliding the hand back up. Doing this exercise repeatedly will redirect the Stomach Qi to its healthy flow direction.
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