What are Digestive Disorders?
The digestive system is intrinsically the root of all wellness, as it is intimately connected with our immune systems and affects our ability to absorb the necessary nutrients vital to our health. Digestive disorders can vary in scale, ranging from the occasional minor upset stomach to major gastrointestinal problems.
Through acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the root of digestive disorder can be treated gently and naturally by stimulating specific acupuncture points, herbal therapy, and supplementation.
Some digestive disorders commonly and successfully treated by acupuncture and Chinese medicine are:
- acid reflux
- gastric ulcer, gastritis
- constipation & diarrhea
- colitis & IBS
- flatulence, nausea, vomiting
- food allergies, cravings
- bloating, cramps, weight management
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal therapies effectively treat a wide range of digestive disorders gently and naturally.
Nutrition and Diet
A healthy and balanced diet is essential in the treatment of any illness, as food intake directly impacts the body’s natural ability to regulate hormones and heal itself naturally. Eliminate, or avoid, foods with trans-fatty acids, refined sugars, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.
Lifestyle and Mind-Body Medicine
In addition to acupuncture and nutrition, learning relaxation techniques are greatly beneficial to general health and wellbeing. Chronic, or acute, lifestyle stress can have a wide variety of negative effects on the body, including reproductive organ blood flow and hormone regulation. Physical and psychological stress can make existing symptoms worse and delay overall internal healing.
Techniques that elicit the relaxation response (a state of deep relaxation in which the heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate decrease, muscle tension relaxes, stress hormone levels fall, and the mind becomes tranquil), and relaxation techniques like meditation and yoga may aid greatly in bringing balance to mental and emotional states. Practicing focused deep-breathing, meditation, yoga, tai-chi and other activities are among those that can increase your chances of a healthy life and pregnancy. Listening to music, focused breathing, or being outside in nature are also effective methods of managing stress.