A malfunctioning Ileocecal Valve is an extremely common condition.
It can give rise to an almost unbelievable list of distressing symptoms. It is frequently the cause of the “I just don’t feel well” syndrome, as well as many types of pain and other specific symptomatic patterns.
The majority of all clients presenting to a complementary health practitioner (and probably to medical doctors also) will have a problem with the Ileocecal Valve which is primary to their problem, or is a complicating factor.
Every client should be checked for ICV involvement regardless of the reason they presented for help.
The practitioner is always drawn by the client to focus on the pain. This can cause the ICV to be missed. Even Carpal Tunnel and Disc problems which seem like peripheral nerve irritation can be considerably exacerbated by the water retention in the body attempting to dilute the effect of the toxins caused by the ICV malfunction.
The Ileocecal Valve is located between the end of the Small Intestine, the Ileum, and the beginning of the ascending colon, called the Caecum. At the mid-point diagonally between the right Anterior Superior Iliac Spine and the Navel is a positional reference called McBurney’s Point. The Ileocecal Valve is considered to be positioned behind this point.
The valve is composed of two parts, a sphincter muscle at the end which is under neurologic control, and a valve type of structure at the beginning of the Caecum which is a mechanical valve.
It was once thought to be simply a one-way valve which maintained the proper flow by reason of it shape.
Applied Kinesiology has reinforced the idea that the valve is muscular, and under autonomic nerve control.
There is certainly also an emotional factor which appears to be connected to the Limbic System. The colloquial “gut reaction” to stress and emotional upsets also affects the function of the valve.
Anyone who has completed the TASK Foundation Course (or equivalent recognised course) can train to rectify Ileocecal Valve problems.
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