X-Tra Focus on the Large Intestine (Colon)

Visual assessments that can be associated with the large intestine are generic and can be used by all therapists and practitioners as part of a treatment protocol.

The X-TRA focus on the Large Intestine (Colon) CPD course will guide the participant through each medical condition of the large intestine and correlate these conditions to specific meridians and their corresponding organs. An understanding the philosophy of the Meridians and the Five Elements will ultimately assist the therapist or practitioner in identifying the underlying root cause of any large intestinal condition, enabling a more precise treatment.

Some interesting topics will be discussed, for example, the constitution of healthy intestinal flora using an analogy of garden compost to the human digestive system. Anything that was once alive can be eaten and converted into energy (Chi’), yet the balance of carbon, oxygen and nitrogen are just as important in our internal system as that of garden compost. The harmful development of microorganisms within acidic environments, as well the need for friendly bacteria (lactobacillus acidophilus), will be debated using the Five Elements and the Meridians as assessment tools.

Incorporating the philosophies of the Five Elements, this course will concentrate on the Metal Element that relates to vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. The Fire and Water Elements will also be discussed linking these to the intestinal conditions such as haemorrhoids and diarrhoea.

The course has a practical component that is suitable for all health professions wishing to use the Meridians as a quick and effective practical treatment.

Specific learning outcomes

On completion of this course, the participants will be able to relate to:

1.   The human gastrointestinal tract (GT)

2.   Microbiology of the GT

3.   The functions of the large intestine (colon)

4.   Medical conditions

  • Parasites
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • The Kidney Meridians and Water/Fire Elements
  • Appendix
  • The Stomach Meridians
  • Flatulence (gas)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Ballooning of the colon
  • The Stomach and Spleen/Pancreas Meridians
  • Candida Albicans
  • Invasive candidiasis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • The Stomach and Spleen/Pancreas Meridians
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal cancer
  • The Bladder Meridians and Water/Fire Elements
  • Colon polyps
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon adhesions
  • Before trying laxatives
  • What is laxative abuse?
  • What is laxative myth?
  • Testing constipation>

5.   Compost versus our intestinal flora

  • A lack of oxygen
  • Water
  • Carbon ingredients
  • Nitrogen ingredients
  • Carbon/Nitrogen ratio

6.   The human compost system

  • Foods with nitrogen
  • Carbon foods
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Our modern food chain

7.   Good bacteria fights obesity (article)

8.   In search of the lactobacillus acidophilus

9.   E. Coli (Escherichia Coli)

  • E. Coli infection risk factors

10. Acid/alkaline lifestyle

  • Microorganisms develop into harmful forms in acidic environments with little oxygen

11. Visual assessments of the feet

  • Position of the colon reflexes in the feet
  • Colon reflexes in the feet
  • Any skin grooves/furrow or abnormalities in the colon reflex
  • Meridians connected to the large intestine
  • Assessment of the Lung Meridians
  • Assessment of the Colon Meridians
  • Assessment of the Stomach Meridians
  • Assessment of the Spleen/Pancreas Meridians
  • Assessment of the Bladder Meridians
  • Assessment of the Kidney Meridian
  • Assessment of the Liver Meridian

12. Facial visual assessments connected to the large intestine

  • Assessment of the grooves between nose and mouth corners

13. The Metal Element related to the large intestine

  • A new look at the Five Element theory
  • The Five Elements as a cell
  • Keywords relating to the Metal Element
  • Skin problems connected to the large intestine
  • Alopecia (lack of body/facial hair or too much body hair)

14. Muscles connected to the large intestine

15. Digestive enzymes

16. A Meridian treatment

  • Master the Meridian treatment of the toes and other sections