Thursday, March 13, 2008

Irritable Bowel

Gastro-Intestinal Tract

Publication: Ayurveda - The Science of Traditional Medicine
Author: Vaidya Bhagwan Dash / Suhasini Ramaswamy

In Ayurvedic medicine, the gastro-intestinal tract (GI) is the most important part of the body, as it is thought to be the seat of doshas. Vata is formed in the colon, pitta in the small intestine and kapha in the stomach.

Vata and the Gastro-Intestinal Tract

Regular daily bowel movements are a sign of a healthy GI. Typical vata conditions of the GI include constipation, gas / flatulence, and tension - cramps or spasms, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

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