The gases are mostly formed in the samll and large intestine, although some form in the stomach, too. Foods, mostly carbohydrates or proteins, are clearly not digested properly, and although there are a number of natural digestive aids as enzymes, probiotics, herbs and spices , it is better to identify what causes this. Vata-increasing foods (see Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation, www.ener-chi.com)are
naturally gas-forming in Vata types, and can cause constipation. So try avoid these. Trapped gas causes spasms and put pressure on the diaphragm/lungs and rib cage. The book also identifies many other possible causes, such as eating the main meal in the evening, eating in between meals, drinking iced beverages, drinking too much fruit juice, eating fruits or salads at night, combining fruits with other foods, not sleeping before 10pm, etc. etc.