Home Remedies for Bloated Stomach

Do you always feel your stomach bloated?

The bloated stomach makes you uncomfortable and causes burping and farting that make people around you uncomfortable unless they are friendly people.

If you feel a bloated stomach all the time, this blog post is for you, and you may be able to learn the cause and home remedies of it.

From the perspective of Oriental Medicine, two main reasons can trigger a bloated stomach: Diet and stress.

If your diet always consists of fried, spicy, cold, raw, processed, and dairy food, you need to consider changing because your digestion system gets weak from it.

Once you have a dysfunctional digestive system, you are more likely to get a bloated stomach.

In addition, stress and anxiety also can be a factor in the bloated stomach.

If you are not good at dealing with stress, take extra care of your mental health.

Here’re some home remedies that you can try to strengthen your stomach, handle your stress and overcome your bloated belly.

・Consume less fried, spicy, cold, raw, processed, and dairy food.

・Avoid cold beverages and drink room temperature or hot beverages.

・Eat fiber-rich food like oatmeal, yam, and miso-soup. 

・Drink orange peel tea and jujube tea.

・Meditate 10 minutes a day. Using the Calm app is suitable for meditation.

・Exercise and stretch regularly.

If you try those home remedies but do not see any improvements, you may want to try Chinese herbs. Visit YourKampo to answer a 3 mins questionnaire about your symptom and get the right natural Chinese herb delivered to your home.

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About Author: Satoru Ozawa – Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, a Chinese herb specialist.

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Do You Know How Chinese Herbal Medicine Developed?

How did Chinese Herbal Medicine develop?

How the Chinese Herbal Medicine developed
How did Chinese Herbal Medicine develop?

If you want to express Chinese herbal Medicine (Kampo) characteristics in one word, “variation” would be perfect because Kampo is diverse and diverse in many ways.  

  1. Chinese herbs are a combination of various herbal medicines
  2. Eliminate or relieve various symptoms with one formula
  3. Different Chinese herbs are used according to the condition and constitution of the patient.
  4. There are two types of Chinese medicine.  One works immediately after taking, and the other works by continuing to take it.  
  5. Even for the same illness, the Chinese herbs used different formulas depending on the symptoms or severity.  

Some people may have the image of Chinese medicine as a medicine that works for chronic diseases, but a medication improves the constitution. It does not work unless you take them for a long time.” Indeed, Chinese medicine has such an aspect.  But that’s not all.  Here is a story.  

A Story about the Chinese Medicine

At the end of the Edo era, US Admiral Perry arrived.  It was a Chinese herbal medicine that helped the “American flu” (now called influenza) brought in Japan at that time.  We are not sure which Chinese herbs he had prescribed, but we use Chinese herbs such as “Ma Huang Tang” for influenza, and their effectiveness has prooved in modern medicine.  

In addition to influenza, Chinese herbs may be used with the expectation of immediate effects.  For leg cramps, a Chinese herb called “Shao Yao Gan Zao Tang” is effective.  If you have gastrointestinal problems such as stomach upset, stomachache, or abdominal bloating, you should try “Liu Jun Zi Tang.”  

Western medicine focuses on the name of the disease.  In Kampo, we do not look at the body locally but consider the mind and body as one and make a comprehensive diagnosis.  In other words, the prescription differs depending on the person’s constitution with symptoms, etc.  And since Chinese herbs contain multiple ingredients, they can be expected to be effective on numerous symptoms.  

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How Was Chinese Medicine Actually Introduced In Japan?
How Was Chinese Medicine Actually Introduced In Japan?

How Was Chinese Medicine Actually Introduced In Japan?

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How Was Chinese Medicine Actually Introduced In Japan?

How Was Chinese Medicine Actually Introduced In Japan?

How was Chinese Medicine Introduced in Japan?

Chinese medicine was introduced to Japan from China after the 5th and 6th centuries.
Chinese medicine was introduced to Japan from China after the 5th and 6th centuries. 

Chinese medicine was introduced to Japan from China after the 5th and 6th centuries. 

At that time, Ancient Japanese doctors brought many Chinese prescription herbs, drugs, and medical books. 

After that, They performed medical treatment (diagnosis and treatment) according to traditional Chinese medicine until the Muromachi era. However, after that, it developed independently in Japan. 

It has evolved and established medicine that adjusts Japan’s climate, the constitution, and the lifestyle of the Japanese people.  

Kampo used in modern medicine can be said to be “Japanese unique medicine” protected and developed as traditional Japanese medicine.  

Main features of Kampo medicine (Chinese medicine)

  1. Natural science and traditional medicine accumulation of treatment experience of ancestors
  2. Harmonize the whole body by uniting the mind and body
  3. Focus on the constitution and characteristics of the individual and look at the symptoms. 
  4. Use “Chinese medicine,” which is a mixture of Chinese herbs based on natural products.  Since one Chinese formula contains multiple ingredients, we can expect that they are effective for various symptoms.  

Western medicines are usually made from a single active ingredient. They have a strong effect on a single symptom or illness, such as lowering blood pressure, killing bacteria, or relieving fever or pain.  

In western medicine, the basis is emphasized by the test and patient complaints.

The results of the tests are used to search for possible illnesses and to consider treatment methods.  Therefore, western medicine is good at illnesses that appear clearly in test results.  

On the other hand, Chinese herbal medicine contains multiple active ingredients in one formula, so it is a significant feature for various symptoms. 

In addition, Kampo emphasizes the patient’s complaint and constitution and prescribes based on the results. 

Therefore, we are good at treating symptoms derived from the constitution (functional dysmenorrhea, poor circulation, weak constitution, etc.) and disorders that do not appear in the examination (symptoms of menopause).  

A significant feature of Chinese herbs is that one formula can improve multiple illnesses as well as symptoms. 

For example, “Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan” is effective for low back pain and frequent urination, but it may improve multiple symptoms such as tiredness and swelling feet.  

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About Author: Satoru Ozawa – Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese herb specialist.

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