Monday Morning Blues 5/5 (34)

How do you feel on Monday morning after eating TOO MUCH FOOD?


You know that feeling you get after consuming an abundance of rich, greasy foods over the weekend? Loss of appetite, bloating, foul stool and gas, indigestion, diarrhea and/or constipation are all symptoms of what is termed “Food Stagnation” in TCM.

According to Nigel Wiseman, in A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine, FOOD STAGNATION is any pattern of damage to the Stomach and Spleen from food, caused by VORACIOUS eating or Spleen/Stomach deficiency. Overeating causes food accumulation to remain untransformed for several days, leading to damage of the Stomach and Spleen meridians.

AcuHerb has a great formula for FOOD STAGNATION!

206 SP—Bao He Pian

  • Promotes healthy digestive function
  • Resolves Food Stagnation




Teach your patients to recognize Food Stagnation, AND let them know that you have an herbal formula to help.

#1: Ask them if they ever experience these symptoms after a weekend of overeating. I’ll guarantee that almost everyone will answer with a resounding YES!



Foul stool and gas


Diarrhea and/or constipation

Loss of appetite

#2: Have them purchase a bottle of 206 SP—Bao He Pian. This is a perfect formula for your patient to keep on the shelf, at home, for those days when they need “a little extra help” getting their Spleen and Stomach to function properly again. For extreme food stagnation, have them double the dosage for the first several days.

Overeating is bad for the Spleen and Stomach channels, but we all do it now and again. Having the right AcuHerb formula to put the body back in balance makes all the difference in the world.  Three cheers for 206 SP—Bao He Pian!



Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Research Analyst

Miridia Technology Inc.

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Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac. is a US licensed acupuncturist in the state of Idaho and certified in the treatment of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Kimberly wears multiple hats in the acupuncture community. She owns her private clinic, Meridian Family Acupuncture. She has spent the last 10 years working for Miridia Technology as an acupuncture Research Analyst–where she helps plan, develop, and integrate modern diagnostic and treatment tools for the ever-evolving scientific world of acupuncture. Kimberly is a world-renown teacher, blogger, columnist, and mentor in the acupuncture community.

6 Replies to “Monday Morning Blues

    1. Food stagnation can occur in any part of the world. It is good to know how to strengthen the Spleen from a variety of approaches. If you cannot use herbal formulas, then it would be good to familiarize yourself with acupuncture points that can be used to strengthen the Spleen channel. Classic acupuncture points for strengthening the Spleen include: Spleen 6, Stomach 36, Conception Vessel 12, and Bladder 20.


  1. I think you have not understood the feeling of mine, just make available in or around India and other parts of this world.

    1. AcuGraph is available in India, and these Chinese Patent Formulas should be available for you as well from a local provider.

      I hope this helps!

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