More and more people are complaining about bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, even though this is a subject that hardly anyone talks about. The term “irritable bowel syndrome” is heard in many commercials. Many people suffer from this. And this is often the starting point for many other diseases, ranging from allergies, chronic inflammation, and autoimmune diseases to depression and much more.
Traditional Chinese medicine has known about the connection between the colon and the nose for thousands of years. This is where the large intestine meridian ends. But does a connection really exist? What does it look like? And how could it possibly influence decisions about treatment?
I will try to give you a brief overview in order to give you a glimpse into the complexity of this subject in the following section.