Large Intestine. Part One

Diagnosis and Treatment for Lung and Related Imbalances. Part Thirty
June 6, 2019
Large Intestine. Part Two
June 19, 2019

Healing the Large Intestine

In Chinese medicine, the lungs govern the large intestines. In addition to the recommendations offered below for the large intestines, following the recommendations for the lungs is also advised for a complete healing approach.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Large Intestine

The large intestine is the final organ of the digestive tract. Attached to the small intestine, it travels up the abdomen, across the top of the abdomen, back down, and then ending at the anus.

The large intestine functions to absorb water and sodium from food and beverages before the waste material is excreted from the body through its three main regions: Cecum—Links the small intestines to the colon. It connects to the colon via the ileocecal valve.

  1. Colon—At 1.5 metres long, it converts liquid waste products from the small intestine into a more solid form and sends it into the rectum and anus.

The colon itself has four parts, starting with  the right side:

  • Ascending colon; going up to the
  • Transverse colon (high part of the colon); left and down to the
  • Descending colon; then
  • Sigmoid colon, meaning s-shaped.
  1. Rectum and anal channel—At 12 cm, it is a passageway with three bends to move faeces through the anus.


“You could help nurture, love and protect but the one moment you couldn’t,  over shadows the rest“ Dr Mirella



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