If you suffer from digestive problems, you’re not alone. It is estimated that 60-70 million Americans experience digestive problems. These can range from minor annoyances to serious illnesses.
Occasional digestive upset after a large meal is normal. However, persistent symptoms are a clear message from your body that you are going down the path of chronic disease. Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbs, excels at treating digestive problems.
I am passionate about this topic because the digestive system is the foundation of health for the entire body. It plays a crucial role in our immune system, endocrine system, energy levels, skin health, and our mood. Healing your digestive system is an important investment for the health of your whole body and your quality of life.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS is a relatively common disorder. Standard medical treatment includes antidiarrheal and antispasmodic drugs, antidepressants, and antibiotics. Stress management and diet changes are also recommended. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help this condition immensely, by regulating the digestive system and reducing stress levels.
Irritable Bowl Disease (IBD)
Irritable bowel disease is a medical condition that includes Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. The risks of this disease includes malnutrition from not absorbing food. Acupuncture can help regulate the digestive system, and is useful in both acute and chronic states of the disease.
Heartburn, Reflux, and GERD
Heartburn is typically caused by over eating, emotional factors, eating too fast or while stressed, and/or imbalanced stomach pH. Self-prescribing antacids and acid blockers can be harmful, and is not a long-term solution. We will explore the root cause of this issue for you, while using acupuncture and herbs to bring symptomatic and long term relief.