Acupuncture helps with digestion because it treats the person holistically, meaning all parts are considered when treatment is rendered. There is no compartmentalizing as in Western medicine. Digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and food intolerance are increasingly prevalent today. Symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation are very common. Naturally these symptoms have a huge impact on our quality of life. Simply avoiding certain foods is often not enough to reduce discomfort. If you’ve tried conventional medicine to keep digestive problems in check without success, consider acupuncture and Chinese medicine for digestive disorders, which is a holistic health approach with few or no side effects.
Digestive disorders and acupuncture
Acupuncture for digestive disorders is a natural health maintenance therapy. It is generally considered to be a safe way to naturally help with many acute and chronic conditions of this important body system.
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, most chronic digestive complaints stem from a depletion of Qi (energy) in the stomach and spleen. Traditionally these two organs in TCM receive the food and liquid we consume and convert it into Qi, which is then distributed throughout our body. If for some reason our stomach Qi has been weakened it will be unable to carry out this function properly. The dynamic activities of the gut such as churning, breaking down, absorbing and eliminating can be affected creating symptoms and intolerance such as fructose malabsorption, lactose malabsorption and gluten sensitivity (excluding Celiac disease).
How does acupuncture help with digestive disorders?
The World Health Organization recommends acupuncture treatment as effective for common digestive problems such as ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, diverticulitis, gas, indigestion and ulcers. Acupuncture for digestive disorders can also help with some other stomach issues such as upset stomach or sour stomach. These problems are associated with heat, dampness or over indulgence in improperly balanced foods for your weakened digestive state. Acupuncture may assist with boosting your metabolism, regulating the digestive process, increasing the gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation and reduce acid secretion.
At Care Cure we use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help with digestive disorders. Our Chinese medicine practitioners are skilled herbalists who create bespoke remedies for each individual. We also give our recommendations for diet and lifestyle modifications in order to correct dietary imbalances and regulate digestion.
Contact us for a consultation
Care Cure are Ireland's leading Traditional Chinese Medicine specialists. we offer a free consultation in all our clinics and online. We have clinics in The Merrion Shopping Center, Dublin 4 and 53 Georges St Lwr.
Call us now on 085-8658816 or book an appointment online