Belching according to Chinese Medicine

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What is belching?

Belching (also called burping) is the release of gas from the upper digestive tract through the mouth.

What causes belching according to TCM?

There are 11 patterns of disharmony in our database that are associated with belching. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as belching here.

All the patterns associated with belching are "Full" (also called "Excess") in nature. This means that according to TCM belching is seen as an acute condition, caused by an excess of pathological factors or substances that overwhelm the body's defensive capabilities.

In this case, the most common of these excesses is Qi Stagnation, behind 3 patterns associated with belching. Other excesses or pathogenic factors which might contribute to belching include "Rebellious Qi".

For more details on the underlying causes and patterns behind belching, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for belching

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Individual herbs used in TCM for belching

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for belching

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with belching

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