Improving digestion to fix your gut, and your health
The digestive system is a complex system. Although it is responsible for breaking down our food into nutrients that are utilized by the rest of the body and eliminating the waste, 80% of our immune system is in our gut, and our gut has its own nervous system, the enteric nervous system, which has more neurons than our brain, and is often referred to as our “second brain.”
Therefore, everything we put into our mouths can potentially have life-altering effects on our mind and body.
However, most people are eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) which is mainly comprised of grains, dairy, simple carbohydrates, sugars, processed foods, and unhealthy oils. This type of eating, plus gut damaging antibiotics, and prescription drugs can further throw off the intricate balance in the digestive tract, leading to a compromised digestive function, which can cause many digestive issues, as well as, other health related issues.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, mind-set, eating, and digesting well, are the central aspects of health.
TCM has been helping digestive function for thousands of years. As acupuncture addresses healing from a holistic perspective, we see that a healthy digestive system is at the root of all wellness. Our digestive system is intimately connected to our immune and nervous systems, and being able to absorb all vital nutrients and eliminate all excess products efficiently is necessary for the health of all the bodies tissues, such as muscles, nerves, organs, blood and vessels.
I specialize in the treatment of acute and chronic digestive conditions. I combine acupuncture, nutritional therapies, whole food supplements, herbal medicine, and lifestyle changes to restore optimal digestion, promote natural detoxification, support a healthy weight, and gut flora.
Acupuncture is a process, not a procedure. We do not know how your body will respond until we try a few sessions. Almost everyone will need a series of treatments to get the best results. You should notice positive changes in your body within the first five appointments; however, a typical course of treatment is one or two times a week for 5 to 10 weeks.
Digestive conditions that we treat:
Other health complications that can be related to digestive absorption and elimination issues, may include: