From the perspective of Chinese Medicine, digestive symptoms are seen as an imbalance in the body. Acupuncture helps by balancing the gut-brain axis and the nervous system to reduce stress, which in turn improves digestive function. One of the side effects of an overactive sympathetic nervous system is decreased digestive function. The digestive system is closely linked to your immune system, your ability to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products, and your emotional wellbeing. Your digestive system is at the root of your overall wellness.
Some Digestive Problems
- Acid reflux, heartburn
- Constipation and diarrhoea
- Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Haemorrhoids and fissures
- Bloating and Gas
Research has shown that acupuncture is effective in treating a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders including nausea and vomiting, functional disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhoea), peptic ulcers, colitis, Crohn’s disease and even gall stone disease. If clients suffer from long term chronic digestive issues, life style and diet along with potential food sensitivities will also need to be addressed which can take some time. Most clients not only notice improvements in their digestive health but also in their overall general health and wellbeing (increased energy, less stress)