An Improper Amount of Food Intake May Include Intake of Too Little or Too Much Food
|(1)||In acute cases of too little food intake, there is insufficient nutrition to nourish the body, which may result in insufficient Qi and Blood, and may lead to acute hypoactivity of internal Zang-Fu organ function. The hypo-activity, manifested as dizziness, vertigo, weak limbs, and so on, may cause death in severe cases.|
|(2)||In chronic cases, long-term insufficient food intake may cause malnutrition, which may gradually result in deficient Qi and Blood, manifested in increasing general body weakness, susceptibility to pathogens, and the incidence of diseases.|
|(3)||In acute cases of too much intake, the Spleen and Stomach cannot digest, transport, and transform so much at one time because of their limited physiological function. The overage left in the Spleen and stomach may impair their functions, and manifest as gastric/abdominal distension/fullness, belching, acid regurgitation, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
In severe cases, impaired blood vessels, meridians, Intestines, and Stomach may cause abdominal pain, hemorrhoid bleeding, etc.
|(4)||In chronic cases, long-term excessive intake may cause super-nutrition, beyond the metabolic function of the Spleen and Stomach. The excess is transformed latterly into Phlegm and other pathogenic body fluids, that inhibits Qi and Blood flow. The inhibition may manifest as obesity, dizziness, vertigo, chest suffocating sensation, heart palpitations, etc. Untransformed excess turns into Damp and Heat, and invades blood vessels, producing abscesses, carbuncles, ulcers, etc.|