Case: Gastric, bloating, water retention, 45 y/o.


This client had been on TCM medicine for 8 yrs due to her gastric problem. She had gastric since teenage. When stressed, her gastric would turn worse, resulting in her taking stronger drugs. TCM said it was due to bad qi and water retention, dampness. Face swells up especially in the morning. Tummy was always very hard. Recently doc suspected she might have gout cos blood test showed her uric acid was borderline high. Her blood count was also low, with iron deficiency. She had low blood count before when she was young.


She often felt bloated with drinking water, juice or any form of liquid.

The only way was to take small sips. I explained that usually this is due to poor circulation, affecting absorption. Once we are able to improve circulation, detox liver (which affects kidney if liver is not well), it should become better.


She went on our #2oneresetdetoxprogram. Bloatedness has gone down significantly and totally no gastric for last 3 wks. Face still swollen, still need to work on circulation around her back, neck and shoulders area. Now her tummy is not so hard and she doesn't feel tired without coffee. She was very surprised that fruits were not a problem for her gastric and acid reflux. So many people think that fruits are "cooling" according to their TCM and hence people with bloating problems should avoid. It is totally wrong to avoid fruits and vegetables if you have digestive issues like bloating or constipation because it is precisely the vitamins, minerals, fibre in fruits and veg that help improve your digestive system. There are many different types of fruits and veg. You just need to find out which ones r suitable for your digestive system.


In the end, health problems are not due to a lack in medicine. Medicine only temporarily controls, they don't heal you. It is your food that heals you (or cause diseases if you take junk foods).


If we don't start rectifying health problems by changing our diet, solving the problem at its roots, we will be taking more and more medicine wondering how come we never get well.

Jacelyn Tay 17/09/2020


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