How Traditional Chinese Medicine Views and Treats Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are western medical terminology to describe the open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach (Gastric ulcers) and the upper portion of your small intestine (Duodenal ulcers ). In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), they are categorized as “stomach ache” or “epigastric pain” according to the nature of their symptoms.

… From TCM view, the causes of peptic ulcer are closely related to exogenous pathogens, eating disorders, mood disorders, and the weakness of spleen and stomach. These factors cause stomach-Qi cannot flow smoothly, or flow in the wrong direction, or even cause stomach-blood stagnation which results in pain heart burn, nausea, vomiting, hiccups or belching.

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