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I. Gall Bladder | II. Stomach | III Small Intestine | IV. Large Intestine | V. Bladder | VI. Triple Burner

Large intestine

The large intestine receives the "impure" parts of the digested food from the small intestine and continues to absorb water from these materials. At the end of the process, stools are formed and excreted through the anus. Large intestine disharmony presents with symptoms of abdominal pain, intestinal rumblings and diarrhea. Sometimes, if there is excessive "heat", intestinal fluids will dry up, and constipation will occur.

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