Ileocecal Valve (ICV) Syndrome

Ileocecal Valve (ICV) Syndrome

The Ileocecal Valve (ICV) can have a major effect on health and wellbeing.

A malfunctioning Ileocecal Valve is an extremely common condition. It can produce an unbelievable list of distressing symptoms that may be seemingly unrelated. It is frequently the cause of the "I just don't feel well" syndromes, as well as many types of aches and pains together with other specific symptomatic patterns.

The Ileocecal Valve controls the flow of digested food when it is time for it to leave the Small Intestine where it has been absorbed, and go into the Large Intestine to become faeces. It should open and close at appropriate times. If it stays open too long, or not long enough, problems occur.

A small example of these are; abdominal pain, groin pain. Constipation, diarrhea or IBS. Allergies. "Arthritic" type aches and pains. Bloating. Bowel Gas. Burping habitually. Candida. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Catarrh. Chest pains. Chronic Fatigue, Frozen shoulder and much more...

The proper movement of the food through the digestive system is controlled by several valves. One at the top, and one at the bottom of the stomach, one at the junction of the Large and Small Intestine and the anus.

If you think this might be the cause of some of your health problems, please consider getting yourself checked out. Search for your nearest Kinesiologist at to find one of our highly trained Professional Kinesiologists. It could well change your whole life.

What problems can a malfunctioning ICV cause?

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  • Abdominal pain
  • Grumbling appendix
  • Groin pain
  • Acne
  • Allergies are aggravated by lowered digestion and the immune system weakening
  • Arthritic type aches and pains
  • Bad breath
  • Bloating
  • Blurred vision
  • Body Odour
  • Bowel Gas, distension of belly
  • Burping habitually
  • Candida Albicans persistent problems as an open ICV creates alkalinity
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catarrh
  • Chest pains, that the person might think feels like heart pains
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colds, or when the body is attempting to clear toxins
  • Colitis, diverticulitis, "sludging up" of the bowel. Constipation, and diarrhoea, alternating IBS
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Dark circles under the eyes, also a sign of kidney stress
  • Dizziness
  • Digestive disorders
  • Elbow Pain, pseudo-tennis, and pseudo-golfer's elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Flu symptoms
  • Fatigue, and general lethargy
  • Fluid Retention
  • Gas, gurgling (excessive)
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain, particularly on the right
  • Hyperadrenia (hyperactive adrenal glands due to stress) relative when valve is stuck closed
  • Hypoadrenia (underactive adrenal gland due to stress) relative when valve is stuck open
  • Hypochlorhydria (stomach acid problems)
  • Indigestion. "Irritable Bowel Syndrome"
  • Knee pains, small joint pain
  • Lethargy
  • M.E. failure to recover from (Post Viral Syndrome)
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Nervous debility
  • Oedema
  • Pallor grey/white complexion
  • Palpitations or feeling of "heart flutter"
  • Post nasal drip. Post-Viral Syndrome
  • Pseudo-Bursitis
  • Pseudo-frozen shoulder
  • Pseudo sinus infection
  • Shoulder Pain, shoulder joint pain, particularly on the right
  • Skin problems, exacerbates eczema or psoriasis
  • Spots
  • Stiff neck, from toxins in weak upper trapezius
  • Sudden low back pain, "I only bent over to pick up a pencil"
  • TATT (Tired all the time syndrome)
  • Thirst, sudden or excessive
  • Thrush
  • Tinnitus, ringing or whistling noises in the ear
  • Water retention

What can cause the ICV to malfunction?

Kinesiology looks at the person as a whole


Relentless Stress, negative emotions/thoughts, upset and arguments, fears, phobias, pressures and anxieties. All have a psychosomatic effect. The psyche (mind) directly affects the body (soma). We can also relate to a "Gut reaction"when emotions are involved. Kinesiology can help negative feelings and emotions through Emotional Stress Release techniques.


The digestion of food. Too much raw food, roughage like bran, alcohol in excess, caffeinated drinks, crisps, nuts and even whole grains can cause the ICV to malfunction. Allergies, food sensitivities and a lack of stomach acid (often feels like too much with reflux) also can contribute to problems with the ICV. With Kinesiology we are able to test possible offending foods and check for specific nutritional needs.


Feeling over tired due to straining the structure of the muscles, bones and organs, or lack of exercise/over exercising can also upset the smooth functioning of the digestive system.


The fourth, often neglected vital part of us is the LIFE FORCE. Phones, Tablets, PC's, Microwaves can cause negative energy excesses and deficiencies. Electro-magnetic pollution, all can affect our digestion.

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ICV Syndrome... probably the most important factor in poor health

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