Category Archives: Indigestion

Major stomach and digestive problems?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I suffer from major stomach and digestive problems; my symptoms include bloating, gas, nausea, as well as pain in the intestinal area. I have been to several doctors and they have reached different conclusions, from irritable bowel (IB) syndrome to diverticulitis. What is the best thing for me, and what type…

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Alleviate gas discomfort?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What can you suggest to alleviate gas discomfort, and what foods should one stay away from if you suffer from this? A: Gas is indicative of digestive function deficiency and stagnation of qi (Chi). This can be alleviated with reducing the foods that produce gas, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a…

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Alleviating symptoms caused by improper digestion?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am very thin, anxious, ambitious, and I lack energy, as well as have digestion problems after eating. Could you advise me how to alleviate these symptoms? A: These are integrally connected symptoms. You see with improper digestion, the body does not receive proper nutrition. Hence, the muscles, bones, and nerves…

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Ways to alleviate flatulence?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have consulted doctors that prescribe medication that suppresses, but does not cure, my flatulence problem. What can I do to alleviate flatulence? A: Intestinal gas is primarily made up of the friendly bacteria in your intestine as it digests food. Here is what I suggest: 1. Consider taking acidophilus or…

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Beneficial diet for lack of energy due to improper digestion?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I would like a recommendation for a beneficial diet for the following ailments: lack of energy, headaches, bloating, and loss of muscle tone. What would you suggest for me? A: You are describing a condition of digestive deficiency which in unable to provide the proper energy metabolism, hence the weight gain,…

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Natural supplements for refreshing stomach lining?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What natural supplements can I take to refresh the lining in my stomach? A: The lining of the intestines undergoes a complete regeneration almost every day. The best approach to a good intestinal health is a combined dietary and lifestyle program. I will outline the basics here and recommend you consult…

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What to do to avoid gas pain from uncooked produce?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I can’t digest many uncooked fruits and vegetables. My stomach swells up with gas and is very uncomfortable. What should I do to avoid this gas pain? A: Eating raw, uncooked, “cold” (energetically as well as temperature) foods damage the stomach and create indigestion. You are describing the classic symptoms of…

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Remedy for flatulence?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am having a flatulence problem related to my frequent business travel. Can you suggest a remedy to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment that comes with flatulence? A: Flatulence is a direct result of the intestinal bacterial function, and is directly related to your diet. I suggest you vary your diet…

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