In our last post, we discussed how the early life of the child is dominated by the activity of growth and how the Middle Burner regulates the functions of the spleen and stomach responsible for the nourishment that feeds the growing process. As the child matures, the vigor and capacity of the lung, heart, kidney and liver will critically depend upon the Qi (life force energy) generated by the spleen and stomach.
Not only is the gut responsible for the rapid assimilation of nutrients, but many important immunological mechanisms are also mediated via interactions across the membrane of the intestines. Because the Qi of the stomach is so active in the early years and because the organs are so sensitive, it is easy for the gut to become disturbed, resulting in temporarily irregular passage of food through the digestive tract.
Whereas Grow and Thrive is a nutritive tonic, Tummy Tamer is a formula for supporting the functions of the digestive system. Grow and Thrive is more tonifying and consolidating, supporting the capacity of the spleen to generate the Qi so important for growth and development. Tummy Tamer is more activating and dispersing, supporting the ability of the stomach and intestines to move food and waste through the gut in a smooth and rhythmic fashion.
If your child is experiencing any of the following, your practitioner might recommend Tummy Tamer:
- Belching, flatulence, bloating, stomach discomfort, nausea or malodorous stools
- Slow digestion of food, irregular bowel movements
- Fatigue or irritability after eating
- Bad breath
- Food poisoning
- Food allergies or sensitivities
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Stay tuned for next week’s formula, Open Air, for respiratory health!
* Article Source: Gentle Warriors Pediatric Formula Guide