Definition of Peristalsis:

Movement characterized by alternate circular contraction and relaxation of the intestine or other tubular structure which propels the contents onward.

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Coffee Enema a treatment
“...Finally, the fluid of the enema stimulates peristalsis and the removal of diluted toxic bile – from the duodenum and out through the rectum...”


...the condition
“...Stimulant laxatives act on the large intestine by increasing peristalsis.  The most common stimulant laxatives are derived from either Cascara sagrada or senna...”
...recommendation Senna
“Senna is used in the treatment of constipation and acts through stimulation of intestinal peristalsis (contractions)...”
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Dental Metal Removal a treatment
“...of dysbiosis, candidiasis, poor digestion, food allergies, compromised local immunity, Leaky Gut Syndrome (intestinal permeability), intestinal inflammation, impaired nerve function and diminished peristalsis causing constipation, and parasitic and bacterial infections...”

Fecal Impaction

...the condition
“...Once fecal impaction occurs, the colon is unable move the contents of the intestines through the body using its normal contraction process, peristalsis.  The main cause of fecal impaction is constipation...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...the condition
“...Persistent GERD may be due to abnormal biologic or structural factors which, as well as malfunction of the LES muscles, include defects or injuries in the lining of the esophagus, peristalsis problems, over-acidic stomach contents, amongst others...”
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Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...The walls of the small and large bowel contain layers of smooth muscle that propel their contents forward using a series of muscle contractions called peristalsis.  The nerve supply to this smooth muscle is from both the parasympathetic (vagus nerve) and sympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“...Acidophilus also promotes proper peristalsis – the normal movement of food through the small intestine...”

Senna a treatment
“...Sennosides are generally cathartic, but can also be purgative (stimulation of peristalsis).  For most people, senna can act as a short-term laxative, for the temporary relief of constipation...”

Tryptophan Need

...the condition
“...Serotonin is important in sleep, stabilizing emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal peristalsis, amongst other things...”
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