Correcting the #1 Cause of Autointoxication, by Dr. Frank J. King, Jr.
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
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
• 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.
As always with homeopathy, look at the whole person’s symptomatic
expression and match the homeopathic formulas that best address what the
body is communication.