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Nausea and Vomiting

Disease description:

Nausea is an unpleasant feeling in the upper abdomen with loss of appetite and possibly a feeling of pressure and cramps in the lower throat. Sometimes dizziness, vague abdominal discomfort and unwillingness to eat, as well as increased salivation are also possible. Vomiting results in the emptying of stomach contents via the mouth. Nausea and vomiting occur with dysfunctions of the digestive tract, especially in inflammation of the digestive tract (gastroenteritis), as well as with drugs and other toxins.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Nausea and vomiting are caused by disharmony of Stomach function such as Spleen Qi Deficiency, Cold, Damp or Heat attack Stomach, which cause reverse movement of Stomach Qi, and leading to diet, Phlegmand other gastric contents rising from the Stomach.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Exterior Wind-Cold and Interior Damp

An invasion of External Wind-Cold with Interior Damp can reverse the movement of Stomach Qi precipitating a sudden onset of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, aversion to cold and headache. This pattern may be associated with acute gastroenteritis (viral or bacterial), food poisoning.

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Food Stagnation

Food Stagnation leads to Heat and Rebellious Stomach Qi. There is nausea (worse after eating), epigastric fullness, aversion to food, diarrhoea, bad breath.

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Shaoyang Syndrom

A disharmony of Liver and Gallbladder, Qi Deficiency and external Evils affect the body. These Patients have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea or vomiting without reason, cold and fever alternately, full chest, loss of appetite, bitter taste, dizziness.

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