Acupuncture for Digestion
There are Many Different Types of Digestive Issues
Digestion is extremely complicated and requires the coordinated effort of many different internal organs. Because there are so many organs involved, it is easy for them to become out of sync, jamming up the process, preventing the smooth flow from one phase to the next. Symptoms of this type of imbalance include gas, nausea, bloating, acid reflux, and IBS. Some of the more common reasons why this occurs are stress, anxiety, eating too many rich foods, and eating while rushed or at irregular meal times. Other types of digestive issues are caused by things like chi deficiency (low metabolism) or heat (inflammation.
Acupuncture Can Help Normalize Digestive Function
For example, the acupuncture point LR-13 can help synchronizes the liver, which helps us process fats, with the pancreas, which produces most of your digestive enzymes. These are two of the most important organs involved in digestion and without them we would be unable to break down most foods. Utilizing this point helps these two organs better co-ordinate their functions, promoting and normalizing digestion to treat conditions like bloating, constipation, and gas. Acupuncture can also do things like boost organ function, reduce inflammation, and direct the chi back in the right direction, like in acid reflux and heartburn.
Chinese Herbs Can be Helpful as Well
Taking herbs can enhance the effects of your acupuncture treatments, helping to address symptoms from the inside out. If you are interested in trying some Chinese herbs they are available in a convenient pill form and are included with your session at no extra charge. I carry many different formulas to help with digestive issues. Some are harmonizing formulas, which help the internal organs coordinate better so that digestive process will work more smoothly, while others are excellent for symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, gas, reflux, nausea, and even food poisoning. Please click here to learn more about the herbs that I carry.
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