Digestive Health *
Acupuncture, combined with Chinese Herbal Medicine, is a safe and effective way to treat many chronic conditions of the digestive tract. Our modern western lifestyle, along with the highly processed western diet creates numerous imbalances in a person's digestive system. Western medicine is but a band-aid to address the symptoms; It is not as effective at treating digestive problems as the ancient science of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are known for effectively treating:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS
Gastrointestinal tract bleeding
Hiatal hernia syndrome
Chinese Medicine seeks out what we consider to be the causes of the problem and treats the root cause, rather than the symptoms of the disease.
Typical causes of digestive issues as detected by Chinese Medicine are heat or inflammation of the large or small intestines, emotional disturbances such as depression affecting the digestive system, or liver inflammation affecting the digestive system. Recovery time is usually one month of treatment for every year you have had the problem.
As acupuncture helps address inflammation through the natural release of endorphins, Chinese Herbal Medicine works to neutralize the toxins in our system and promote health.
Here is a link to an excellent source of information about effectiveness of acupuncture in treating diffevent digestive disorders. It presents data from clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of digestive system problems starting from dryness of the mouth, through functional disturbances like reflux, nausea and vomiting, then discusses Irritable Bowel Syndrome, inflammatory processes in intestines, obesity, finally describing the role of acupuncture in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, gout, and cholelithiasis.