The Ileocecal Valve (ICV) is found in the digestive tract between the small intestines and the large intestines. It is positioned in the lower right side of the abdomen near the appendix. The main function of the ICV is to periodically open and close in order to let food move through the digestive tract. If the ICV malfunctions it can have a major effect on health and wellbeing.
A malfunctioning Ileocecal Valve is an extremely common condition
It can produce an unbelievable list of distressing symptoms that may be seemingly unrelated. Therefore, it is frequently the cause of the “I just don’t feel well” syndromes, as well as many types of aches and pains together with other specific symptomatic patterns.
Several valves move food through the digestive system
The proper movement of the food through the digestive system is controlled by several valves. One at the top and one at the bottom of the stomach, one at the junction of the large and small intestine and the anus.
If the Ileocecal Valve stays open too long, or not long enough, problems occur
A small example of these are; abdominal pain, groin pain, constipation, diarrhoea or IBS, allergies, and arthritic type of aches and pains. As well as, bloating, bowel gas, burping habitually, candida, carpal tunnel syndrome, catarrh, chest pains, chronic fatigue, frozen shoulder and much more…
What can cause the ICV to malfunction?
There are many reasons for the ICV to malfunction, therefore in Kinesiology, we look at the person as a whole to uncover and balance the root cause rather than simply only treating the symptoms. Below are the 4 main areas.
THE MIND AFFECTS THE BODY – Relentless stress, negative emotions/thoughts, upset and arguments, fears, phobias, pressures and anxieties. They all have a psychosomatic effect on the body. The psyche (mind) directly affects the body (soma). Similarly we can also relate to a “Gut reaction” when emotions are involved. Kinesiology can help negative feelings and emotions through a technique called ‘Emotional Stress Release’
THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BODY – The digestion of food. Too much raw food, roughage like bran, alcohol in excess, caffeinated drinks, crisps, nuts and even whole grains can cause the ICV to malfunction. Allergies, food sensitivities and a lack of stomach acid (often feels like too much acid with reflux) also can contribute to problems with the ICV. With Kinesiology we are able to test possible offending foods and check for specific nutritional needs.
THE PHYSICAL BODY – Feeling over tired due to straining the structure of the muscles, bones and organs, or lack of exercise and over exercising can therefore also upset the smooth functioning of the digestive system.
THE LIFE FORCE, OUR BODIES ENERGY – The fourth, often neglected vital part of us is our LIFE FORCE. Phones, tablets, PC’s, and microwaves can cause negative energy excesses and deficiencies. Electro-magnetic pollution, all can affect our digestion.
Ask your Kinesiologist to check your ICV function
If you think a malfunctioning ICV might be the cause of some of your health problems, please consider getting yourself checked out.
You can search for your nearest Kinesiologist at taskuknetwork.org to find one of our highly trained Professional Kinesiologists. It could well change your whole life.
More symptoms of a malfunctioning ICV
Here is a more extensive list of symptoms that can be caused by the ileo-caecal valve malfunctioning.
Abdominal pain, (grumbling) appendix and acne. Allergies are aggravated by lowered digestion and a weakened immune system. Arthritic type aches and pains.
Bad breath, bloating, blurred vision, body odour, bowel gas, distension of belly and burping habitually.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, catarrh, chest pains – that the person might think feels like heart pains. Chronic fatigue, colds, or when the body is attempting to clear toxins. Colitis, diverticulitis, “sludging up” of the bowel. Constipation and diarrhoea, alternating IBS. Candida Albicans persistent problems-an open ICV creates alkalinity.
Dehydration, depression, dark circles under the eyes-also a sign of kidney stress. Dizziness and digestive disorders.
Elbow pain-pseudo-tennis, and pseudo-golfer’s elbow.
Frozen Shoulder, flu symptoms, fatigue and general lethargy as well as fluid retention.
Gas, Gurgling (excessive) and groin pain.
Headaches, hip pain-particularly on the right. Hyperadrenia (hyperactive adrenal glands due to stress) relative when valve is stuck closed. Hypoadrenia (under-active adrenal gland due to stress) relative when valve is stuck open. Hypochlorhydria, (stomach-acid problems).
Indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Knee pains, small joint pain.
Lethargy – M.E. failure to recover from (Post Viral Syndrome).
Nausea and nervous debility.
Pallor grey/white complexion, palpitations or feeling of heart flutter. Post nasal drip, post-viral syndrome. Pseudo-bursitis, pseudo-frozen shoulder and pseudo sinus infection. Shoulder pain, shoulder joint pain-particularly on the right.
Skin problems-exacerbates eczema or psoriasis. Spots, stiff neck-from toxins in weak upper trapezius. Sudden low back pain -“I only bent over to pick up a pencil!”.
T.A.T.T. (Tired all the time syndrome). Thirst, sudden or excessive. Thrush, tinnitus-ringing or whistling noises in the ear.
As you can see the list of symptoms that could be attributed to a malfunctioning ICV is extensive. However, a skilled Kinesiologist can test to see if the ICV is involved and if so, they can rebalance it.
To search for your nearest Kinesiologist go to our sister website TASK-UK Network where we have an online directory of highly trained Professional Kinesiologists that could help. Or you can call TASK-UK NETWORK on 020 8391 5988 to discuss you needs.
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