We blame the pollen, flowers, and other allergens, but the real problem is in the imbalance of the internal system and weakened immunity. In short, it’s when the body is affected with a ‘chill’ caused by yang deficiency of the kidney.
Bloating and indigestion occur when the food doesn’t break down properly and sits heavily in the stomach. In Korean, there is a word that is specifically used for an acute stomachache deriving from bloating and indigestion.
Chronic intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is connected to the condition of the intestinal walls. Usually due to unknown reasons, chronic inflammation occurs in the bowel walls and causes the symptoms, which could be extremely irritating and painful.