Unexplained Symptoms? – Could be your Ileocecal Valve

Could you have Ileocecal Valve Syndrome?

The most common response is “what’s an Ileocecal valve?”

It’s a small circular valve located between the small and large intestine. It is located on the lower right side of the abdomen just above the appendix. It allows digested food to pass from the small intestine into your large intestine. The valve also blocks waste from backing up in the wrong direction. It is intended to be a one-way valve, only opening up to allow broken down foods to pass through.

Ileocecal Valve Syndrome

When the ileocecal valve is stuck open waste can back up into the small intestine messing up your digestion and also creating unhealthy toxins that are absorbed into the body.

If the ileocecal valve is stuck closed waste can’t get to the large intestine in order to exit your body.

This is often completely overlooked in the medical profession and often a wrong diagnosis may be given.

How do you know if you might have an issue with your ileocecal valve?

Illeocecal valve issues are often brought on by stressful life situations and changes or improper diet. It can masquerade as tons of different things from heart symptoms, migraines, chronic fatigue, acne, chronic systemic inflammation, to Irritable Bowel Syndrome much more. Though most symptoms are individual and range from mild to painful a full on Illeocecal Valve attack can be very clear and make you really sick.

In an acute illeocecal valve attack it may seem like a horribly bad stomach flu. Gas cramps, vomiting, fever, and general malaise. If you ever have a stomach flu that seems like it is not going away, this may possibly be an alternate suspect.

Other symptoms of a stuck valve:
These may range from vaguely annoying to seriously painful.

Abdominal pain
Groin pain
Acne
Allergies
Arthritis like pain
Bad breath
Bloating
Body Odor
Bowel Gas
Distension of belly
Burping
Candida
Open valve creates alkalinity
Carpal Tunnel
Chest pains
Chronic Fatigue
Colds
Colitis
Diverticulitis
Constipation
Dehydration
Depression
Dark circles under the eyes, also a sign of kidney stress
Diarrhea
Dizziness
Digestive disorders
Elbow Pain
Exhaustion
“Flu” symptoms
Fatigue
Fluid Retention
Gas
Headaches
Hip pain, particularly on the right
Indigestion
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Knee pains
Lethargy
Migraines
Nausea
Nervousness
Edema
Palpitations
Post nasal drip
Sinus infection symptoms
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder joint pain (right side)
Skin problems
Stiff neck
Sudden low back pain
Thirst
Thrush
Tinnitus
Vision issues
Water retention

What can cause this?

Stress – Stress, strong emotions your find hard or traumatic to deal with. The mind directly affects the body.

Digestion – Too much raw food, bran, roughage like bran, alcohol in excess, caffeinated drinks, crisps, nuts and even whole grains can cause the valve to malfunction. So can allergies and food sensitivities, a lack digestive enzymes, minerals and vitamins. A common culprit is a diet heavy in processed chemical laden foods.

Exhaustion – Over-tiredness due to straining the muscles, bones and organs, running yourself ragged or lack of exercise can upset function of the digestive system.

Vibrational Energy (life force) – Microwaves, energy excesses and deficiencies in acupuncture meridians, electro-magnetic pollution (smart meters, cell phones, computers), all can affect our digestion.

How to adjust and heal your illeocecal valve.
Please find a trained Chiropractor or Kinesiologist. They can adjust it for you and teach you how to do it yourself at home. Homeopathy may also be used in healing the valve transdermally (topically) as well as orally (liquid tincture drops containing herbs).

 

Massaging the valve can help to bring relief.
Though we suggest seeing a well trained Homeopathic Doctor or Chiropractor, trying this at home if you are in serious distress could very well help.

How to do Illeocecal Valve Massage: (special than you to Dr. Russ Tannenbaum, D.C. for these directions. http://www.drrtannenbaum.com)

To locate the ileocecal valve area (its placement can vary slightly for each person), place your left thumb on your navel, your right thumb on your right hip (the high part of your pelvic bone). Imagine a line connecting those two points and find the middle of that line.

Place all your fingers 3 inches below the middle of that line and you should be close to the ileocecal valve.

With all of your fingers, press in FIRMLY and find the tender spot. This area will be tender in 90% of people. It will be like finding a golf ball under a pillow – but some of us have more ‘pillow’ than others so keep palpating to locate the spot. (Palpate means to press in slowly but deeply to feel for hardened or tender areas.)

Sometimes it is easier to locate the tender spot while lying down. Using some coconut oil may also enable you to find it more easily. Once you’ve found it, massage it in a circular fashion as you would any cramped muscle. Massage with medium pressure, in a rotary motion for five seconds. Then using a closed fist, briskly stimulate reflex area (right upper arm) for 10 seconds – yes, that is your upper arm.

Ideally, this massage should be done 3 times a day before meals. At the least do it in bed before going to sleep and in the morning before you get out of bed.

After all, the whole digestive tract from the throat to the rectum is a muscular tube — and any section can cramp, get ‘Charlie horses,’ become too weak to function, etc. Some people experience gurgling, flatulence, burping, or other sounds during or after this massage and sometimes a bowel movement will follow.

All of these are evidence that the ileocecal valve needs help. You’ll find that the tenderness will subside after about a week or two of diligent application of this technique, and you’ll feel much better and be healthier for it.
Do the same massage for the rest of the colon:

Massage upward from the ileocecal valve and toward the ribs where the ascending colon lies.
Then go across the belly above the navel to the opposite rib, then down the left side, winding up on the opposite side of the abdomen from the ileocecal valve.

This firm deep massage encourages proper bowel function. Learn where your tender or hardened areas are and continue this massage daily until these resolve. This whole massage can be done through the clothing but take time to locate all of the tender spots. You’ll be healthier for it.

Temporary Diet Recommendations During Treatment

For two to three weeks–Avoid:

Hard to digest food: seeds, popcorn, nuts, potato chips, pretzels, and grains

Spices: all forms of peppers & culinary spices

Eliminate: alcoholic drinks, cocoa, chocolate, and caffeine

This condition CAN be healed…. So if you are experiencing symptoms that you have been unable to explain previously please consult a trained physician of Chiropractic, Kinesiology or Homeopathy.

Our natural state IS health, all else is temporary.

Sources:

http://healing.about.com/cs/conditions/a/aa_ileocecal.htm

http://www.kinesiology.co.uk/ileocecal_valve_treatments

https://healthunlocked.com/theibsnetwork/posts/640268/can-a-malfunctioning-ileocecal-valve-cause-ibs

http://www.buybooksontheweb.com/peek.aspx?id=2567

http://www.drrtannenbaum.com/index.php?p=162673 *

Originally published:http://www.hcbl.com/blog/unexplained-symptoms-could-be-your-ileocecal-valve/
Author: Sarah Barendse

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Over the years I have tried all kinds of internal cleanses. Psyllium husks, Herbal Fiber Blend (which claimed to be raspberry flavored, but just tasted like potting soil to me), Colon Blow (that was a rough one), Oxypowder (using the power of oxygen), Candida cleanses, Parasite cleanses, Juice cleanses, water fasts, you name it – I have tried it.

All of them worked to one extent or the other. Then last year I came across the BePure Cleanse by Universal Formulas. It is touted as one of the strongest yet most gentle full body, all organ, and cellular level cleanses on the market. It came highly recommended so I decided to give it a go.

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Before I go into my personal experience let me share a little bit about the cleanse with you.

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Benefits of this cleanse:
▪ Restore good digestion
▪ Eliminate pain, gas, bloating, & irregularity
▪ Stimulate removal of toxins from cells
▪ Help reduce excess weight
▪ Revitalize organ function
▪ Strengthen the immune response
▪ Balance pH & hormone levels
▪ Increase mental clarity and well-being
▪ Provide high-quality nutritional support

It supplies your body with:
▪ Vitamins
▪ Enzymes
▪ Pro-biotics
▪ Electrolytes
▪ Minerals +Trace Elements
Plus it is caffeine free and vegetarian friendly.

I found BePure super easy to do. They give you a small travel case so you can get your supplements ready for the day and easily take them with you without toting bottles all over the place. They also give you a wallet-sized card to check off and track your progress.

The How:

Daily when you wake up drink a large glass of water with lime. This helps to wake up your organs and start you on the right track to detoxification.

There are supplements for morning, noon and evening. Take each with a big glass of water. Drinking lots of pure clean water is important as you are releasing toxins and want to wash them out of your system.

Currently BePure is also offering with the cleanse at no extra charge the Pre-BePure and Post-BePure formulas. You can either take them during the cleanse (over lapping the 21 days in the beginning and the end) OR you may take them 5 days prior and 5 days post. I did them 5 days before and after making my cleanse really 31 days. My reason for doing this was that when I am focused on a supplement regimen I pay more attention to what I am eating and the longer I eat very well, the more thorough the cleanse. This is personal choice.

What to eat:

Clearly the point of cleansing is to clean you out. You don’t want to be adding toxins back in as you are doing it. Eat as cleanly as you can. If you slip up don’t worry, just get back on track.

Eliminate junk: all packaged, boxed, and frozen foods, such as pizzas, TV dinners, desserts – even those that say “health” and no fat — these are poison! Eliminate jelly, jams (unless natural sweetener is used), peanut butter with sugar of any kind, commercial cookies, and sweet desserts, ice cream, deli meats, and prepared deli dishes (unless you know all the ingredients). Eliminate potato chips, tortilla chips, and pretzels. Eliminate all kinds of processed food and all fried food. Do not drink soft drinks, energy drinks, alcohol, and anything with sugar and caffeine – including mochas and lattes. It is only 21 days – you can do it!

▪ Drink lime juice in temperate water upon waking
▪ Select organic whenever possible
▪ Eat whole, raw vegetables
▪ Juicing of fresh fruits & vegetables
▪ Whole grain cereal, not pre-sweetened
▪ Chicken, turkey, & fish are acceptable animal proteins
▪ Vegetable sources of protein are preferred
▪ Purified and/or distilled water

DIET #1 Eliminate all animal meat and dairy, especially cheeses and ultra pasteurized milk and milk products, all pastas and breads – except for sprouted-grain breads and crackers.
Dominant foods to eat are homemade soups with clear vegetable broth (no creams or milk or meat in broth) that have lightly (still crunchy) cooked vegetables, mushrooms, dark greens (bok choy, spinach, etc); salads like shredded beet, carrot, cabbage, and multi-greens; fresh fruit. Brown rice, beans, oats, and multi-grains are good and free-ranges eggs are fine. Snacks include cashews, almonds, pecans, flax seeds, and oils – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, or Grape Seed Oil. Buy as much organic, Non-GMO food that you can find.

DIET #2
Eliminate all beef and pork, ultra-pasteurized milk and cheese, (see foods in Diet #1). In addition to the dominant foods in Diet #1, you may eat broiled or baked fish, chicken, or turkey. If you are craving a burger, have a buffalo or ostrich burger without the bun. Select organic, multi-grains for breads. Brown rice, beans, oats, and multi-grains are fine (no highly processed foods, like instant oatmeal with added sugars/flavors). You may buy organic plain yogurt and sweeten it with your own local, raw honey or real maple syrup. You can mix in your own fruits, blended or shredded, for additional flavor (bananas, pineapple, apples, or berries are good choices).
Super foods: Cacao, hemp protein, Goji berries, and Macha are all great additions to your diet.

My experience:

You can read my daily posts as I did the cleanse on Facebook just scroll down to the very beginning of the page to begin my journey.

What you experience will depend on what you have ingested, come in contact with and what ailments you have had in the past. Often we experience what’s known as a Herxheimer reaction (click to read the article and go more in depth on that).

Essentially when toxins are released you may briefly re-experience the symptom one last time.

The first week of the cleanse I experienced:
Flu and cold like symptoms
Intestinal releases (this isn’t a rough cleanse where you are glued to the restroom)
Emotional releases
Skin beginning to clear and look better and brighter

The second week:
Vivid dreams
Runny nose
Fluctuating moods and energy levels
Minor headaches
Minor body aches

The third week:
Energy buzzing (raised/increased energy in bursts)
Amazingly clear vision
Glowing skin (where people were complimenting me)
Weight loss
Overall feeling of increased wellness
Raised mood level the majority of the time

The fourth week:
Hit another pocket of toxins – itchy watery eyes and headache
Runny nose
Tired on and off
Weight loss
Clothes fitting far bigger even though the number on the scale was not huge. (toxins take up space)

Last Week:
Felt better, lighter, like my body was vibrating
Clearer vision
Clothes fit better
Good mood
Very high energy levels
Glowing skin
Very happy with myself for completing this cleanse

Everyone’s cleansing experience will vary depending on current health.

I love BePure and will continue to do it yearly. If you are severely toxic (and actually ill) it is advisable to do it bi-yearly.

The way that I really confirmed that it worked was in doing a 10 day juice fast 6 months after this………. For the very first time ever in cleansing I did not have a single Herxheimer reaction. That can only happen when the body is detoxified.

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