Inflammatory bowel disease has many different types, but the most common by far are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The main difference between these two conditions is that ulcerative colitis only affects the large intestine, whereas Crohn’s can affect any part, but is usually found in the small intestine. Both conditions are caused by inflammation in the digestive tract, and the symptoms are fairly similar.
According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there are a number of different reasons why these conditions can develop.
Using Traditional Chinese Medicine To Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
In TCM, inflammatory bowel disease is usually attributed to the Large Intestine, the Spleen or the Spleen and the Kidneys. Although the Kidneys are not directly related to the digestive process, they do provide warmth and energy for the entire system to work, and have an especially close relationship with the Spleen. The Kidneys are also responsible for controlling the lower orifices, including the anus. This is why the Kidneys may be involved in any condition which causes diarrhea such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
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