The Ileocecal Valve (ICV) is a little known valve separating the ileum—last part of the small intestine—from the cecum¬—first part of the large intestine. The function is to prevent materials in the large intestine from regurgitating (or backing up) into the small intestine. The small intestine functions like our kitchen, digesting food and assimilating nutrition into our body. The large intestine functions more like our septic system, eliminating toxic waste products from our body.
Autointoxication quickly occurs when the ICV spasms open, allowing toxins from our large intestine (septic tank) to back up into our small intestine (kitchen) and absorb into our body. The small and large intestines are two very different environments with two very different functions, and the Ileocecal Valve is vital to assuring the two environments don't mix. Proper functioning of the ICV is vital to keeping healthy environments in the small and large intestines; supporting healthy digestion; promoting healthy bowel movements; and maintaining overall health and detoxification of the body!
When lying supine (or on the back) the person with an ICV problem will commonly notice pain or a slight tenderness in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen when pressing down with their fingers in this region just to the inside of the crest of the Ileum bone. Usually a knot deep in the abdomen will also be noticed. This pain could be initially confused with Appendicitis. However, appendicitis will cause an elevated white cell counts and a slight fever.
Normally the ICV is closed in its relaxed position and opens only to pass food bolus from the small intestine to the large intestine. Up to 90% of the ICV problems occur when the valve locks open and allows materials to pass from the larger intestine back into the small intestine, very much like a septic tank backing up into the kitchen.
Surprisingly, well-intending people wanting to improve their diet by eating more roughage, raw fruits, vegetables, popcorn, nuts, and seeds commonly cause the Ileocecal Valve Syndrome. Other causes include eating too much food; eating too highly spiced foods, such as chili, salsa, and pepper; consuming junk foods like chips, cocoa, chocolate, caffeine; and frequent snacking.
ICV malfunction can cause a large array of health problems. These problems are usually associated with the common chronic, elusive recurring health issues prevalent in our society. Because of the numerous amount of symptoms associated with the Ileocecal Valve, it is often called the "great mimicker." This broad spectrum of health problems is usually related to toxicity and intestinal dysfunction.
The following is a partial list of conditions can be either directly or indirectly associated with ICV dysfunction:
• Dark circles under the eyes
• Ringing in the ears
• Low back pain
• Weakened immune functions
• Cold flu & sinus
• Nausea, faintness and dizziness
• Indigestion, gas, & bloating
I have routinely checked my patients for the Ileocecal Valve Syndrome for the past 25 years. The number of people that had this problem and have been helped by its correction is surprisingly high; however, I have also been frustrated by its recurrences in people.
Our therapy was the standard comprehensive treatments established by Applied Kinesiologists. This practice included chiropractic adjustments to mechanically close or open the valve, the neurolymphatic or the neurovascular reflexes and stress receptors; as well as acupuncture, nutrition, and diet.
Deeper study into homeopathy reveals some key remedies that have proven to be more corrective and curative for the elusive recurring ICV. These key discoveries have led us to the development of King Bio's ICV Clenz formula.
Applying King Bio's ICV Clenz formula both orally 4 to 6 times a day and simply spraying over the Ileocecal Valve area topically have made the single most significant difference in the treatment of this problem.