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Abdominal pain is more likely caused by the intestines. Small intestine pain occurs at the level of the navel and below. If the large intestine is also affected, the pain can also occur just below the ribcage. Often, cramps of the intestine are accompanied by noises like rumbling. Abdominal pain is often accompanied by nausea, diarrhoea, flatulence or vomiting.
There are Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen, Kidney, Intestine, Bladder and other organs in the abdominal cavity. Moreover, the meridians of Six Yin, Shaoyang of the feet, Yangming of the hands and feet, Chong, Ren and Dai are distributed in the abdomen or abdominal cavity. Attacks by outside Evil, improper diet or visceral dysfunction, can cause blockage of Qi and Blood. A lack of Qi and Blood can’t nourish anymore and can produce abdominal pain.
Shaoyang disorder with Heat accumulating in the Yangming Fu. Heat obstructs the intestine leading to abdominal pain that is worse for pressure, hypochondriac and chest tightness, dry stools or constipation, dry mouth, bad breath, thirst, vomiting, red tongue.
Damp Heat causes Blockage and pain where patient could feel abdominal pain worse for pressure and hot food, stools with a foul smell, mucus and/or blood in the stool, burning sensation in the anus, tenesmus and thirst.
Qi Stagnation causes abdominal pain and distension linked to the emotions, bloating, constipation, irritability, belching and stomach rumble.