Digestive Issues

Acupuncture has long recognized that good digestion is central for good health. I have extensive experience in my 15 years of practice helping people with digestive issues and diseases.  I partner with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan of acupuncture, acupressure, massage, electric stimulation, herbs, and essential oils.

How Does Acupuncture Work to Help Digestion

Acupuncture helps by improving the digestive function and gut movement, reducing inflammation, and calming the nervous system.

During your initial visit, we will discuss your digestive symptoms as a part of your overall health. In addition, in acupuncture, we need to understand your sleep, joint and muscle pain, stress, frequency of colds, cycles, and energy levels to have a full picture of your health. Additionally, Unique to acupuncture, feelings of heat and cold reveal an underlying cause of heat (which is often inflammation in the gut), lack of circulation, or poor digestive energy. As a holistic therapy, acupuncture seeks to understand the whole person.

Acupuncture Treatment for Digestive Issues

The acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine seek to address the underlying cause of your issue. Therapy is all customized to your specific symptoms. By considering all of your symptoms and your overall health, I will identify the imbalances that are the root cause of the condition.

Acupuncture that part of health is the healthy circulation of the body’s energy, called Qi. Strong emotions such as stress, anger, or frustration can cause the qi to slow down or get stuck. This lack of flow is called Qi Stagnation. If there is a weakness in the Qi, or a lack of digestive energy it is called Qi vacuity. Infections and inflammation can lead to the accumulation of toxins in the digestive system.

Different acupuncture points and herbs will be used for the different imbalances. Some points may be on the arms, legs, or abdomen. Sometimes we may even do acupuncture on your back to improve your digestion.

By reducing inflammation, improving motility, and calming the body, acupuncture can lead to long term improvements.