Digestive Health

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.

Our holistic approach to digestive health includes:

  • acupuncture
  • eastern nutrition
  • herbal medicine
  • nutritional supplements
  • relaxation techniques
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Conditions We Commonly See

Bloating

Feeling constantly bloated is a message from your body that you shouldn’t ignore.  Together, we will explore the possible causes, while balancing your digestive system for symptomatic relief.  Other symptoms, such as fatigue and stress, will also be addressed through our holistic approach.

Constipation

Constipation can exist on its own, or be the result of other health conditions or medications.  Acupuncture can improve intestinal motility, moving waste through more quickly.  Read More

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.

Weight

Points around the ear are commonly used to help weight loss, and there are trust worthy protocols to follow.  These points can calm food cravings and encourage detoxification.  Acupuncture points on the body are chosen according to the health pattern of the individual patient.  Chinese herbs and/or nutritional supplements are also recommended to balance blood sugar, detoxify, and facilitate weight loss.  It’s an excellent adjunct to a low sugar diet and regular exercise.

Are you suffering from digestive problems?

Acupuncture can help!

If you’ve had it with digestive issues and you’re ready for a change, take action today by calling the office or setting up an appointment through the online scheduling system. Free consultations are available, but not required.