Healthy Gut, Healthy You!

Most people suffer from indigestion and other digestive disorders from time to time. When digestive symptoms become frequent, they may be a larger issue that needs to be addressed. Hippocrates is famous for his quote: “All disease begins in the gut.” Most of us do not realize that poor digestive health wreaks havoc on our entire body, leading to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue and mood disorder.

Common digestive disorders are the inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms can vary and may include stomach pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and changing appetite and some of the many causes are believed to stem from emotional stress, poor dietary habits, antibiotics or drug use, and toxin exposure.

Acupuncture is a system of medicine, which describes in detail the functioning of the body and how it produces energy. With this understanding, treatments are focused, primarily on addressing the root cause rather than on just the symptoms. Many clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of digestive disorders have presented data which indicates that it can have positive results on conditions such as dryness of the mouth, functional disturbances like reflux, nausea and vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, inflammatory processes in the intestines, obesity, diabetes mellitus, gout and cholecystitis.