Critical conditions explained: IBS, gas, bloating, digestive disorders

The special part of becoming a physical therapist is the finger palpation skills that can detect conditions before or after they become a problem, like the functioning of the organs. A good therapist should be able to feel whether your ICV (ileocecal valve) is open or closed. Having your value closed by a trained professional may be the answer to all your bloating prays.

What is the ICV?

The ICV is located between the ileum and the cecum. Its function is to process digested food from the small to the large intestine, keeping waste products from flowing back up into the large intestine.

Malfunctions of the ICV occur when the one-way system becomes a two-way system and waste materials start to back up allowing the small intestine to absorb the toxic waste.

Large Intestine, Colon and Small intestine
Contractions of the colon, sphincter and pelvis muscles work in combination to move a stool out for excavation.

What causes our ICV to open?

Causes: Food intolerances: Sugar, Gluten, Diary, Nuts, Caffeine, Infection, Emotional Stress, Not chewing enough


Using tests from Kinesiology and finger palpation a trained physical therapist will be able to tell you what your body can and cannot deal with.

Even though primarily, the symptoms are more severe in those with intolerances, we
believe prevention is better than cure and therefore we should all be limiting sugar in our diets.

Sugar makes the body produce insulin causing cortisol to be released which stimulates the breakdown of triglyceride stores in the adipose tissues, leading to an increase in free fatty acids in the blood.

Free fatty acids in the blood, which are thought to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease by causing insulin resistance, raise blood pressure and in some cases cause diabetes.

High levels of cortisol in the blood can also decrease white blood cell and antibody formation, which can lower immunity making you more susceptible to getting ill.

Healthy gut, healthy head
Undigested or stagnated stools can leave you feeling sluggish and fatigued.

If you have any of the following symptoms, Headache, Gas, Bloating, Constipation, Loose stools, Muscle pain, Tummy cramps, Loss of appetite, Wheezing, that you would prefer to live without, book an appointment today and start to feel great again:

You can also help yourself by gently massaging the area, chewing your food properly, eating slowly, avoiding processed/sugary foods, drinking plenty of water to aid the
detoxification of the body and stop eating when you are 80% full.

Drink water daily
Water helps our bodily functions to perform better.



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