Acupuncture for Treatment of Digestive Problems
Many people suffer from indigestion or other digestive disorders from time to time. When digestive symptoms become frequent you may be suffering from a more chronic issue that needs to be addressed. If you live with heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain and cramping, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gas, constipation or diarrhea you know how harshly they can impact your life.
Common digestive problems include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gas and bloating, heartburn or acid reflux, food allergies, stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and SIBO or candida. Causes can be widespread and may include emotional stress, poor dietary habits, food allergies or sensitivities, infections, hiatal hernia and yeast or bacterial overgrowth due to antibiotic or drug use.
At Soaring Crane Acupuncture we have been successfully treating people with digestive disorders for more than 28 years. We will work with you to relieve your digestive symptoms and to identify and treat the root cause of your problems. We will provide you with a comprehensive targeted treatment plan to correct the underlying problems, encourage healing and maintain a healthy gut. This may include a combination of acupuncture, herbs, dietary changes, food allergy testing, stool analysis and identifying stress factors which may contribute to your condition.
Why is good digestion so important?
If your gut is unhappy, your body is unhappy! You simply won’t achieve optimal health & wellness if your body can’t properly digest and absorb nutrients and effectively eliminate waste products. Inadequate digestion can lead to trouble breaking down food, which in turn contributes to indigestion, acid reflux, gas, bloating, and constipation.
Bad digestion impacts everything
When digestion is poor, not only does it diminish the absorption of nutrients, it can affect your immune, hormonal, and nervous systems. GI symptoms often indicate microbial dysbiosis, a situation in which the organisms in your gut are out of balance, and this can affect systems throughout the body. A significant portion of your immune system resides in your gut. If your digestive system suffers many other systems suffer as well, making you susceptible to infections, poor sleep, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune conditions.
Common Digestive Disorders
- Constipation or Diarrhea
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Food Allergies & Sensitivities
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
Is there scientific evidence that acupuncture helps digestive disorders?
Both the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization recognize the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating symptoms associated with IBS including abdominal pain, nausea and cramping, constipation and diarrhea, and many other conditions.