Sophie Clark, MSTCM, L.Ac. Answers
The most common reason for stomach pain at night is eating dinner late in the day and close to bedtime. Try eating dinner earlier and eating a lighter meal. This may require some change in what you are used to, changing your routine, but it may greatly enhance your life and your digestion. There is a growing body of evidence to support the theory that the body benefits from a 10-12 hour fast during the evening hours. This fasting period is believed to enable and enhance the bodies natural cleansing, restoring and regulatory processes during our natural resting time. A heavy meal not only leaves you feeling bogged down with a painful tummy it may also bog down these essential and life preserving processes.