Gastrointestinal "GI" upset can happen to all of us. In fact, over 95 million Americans suffer from some type of digestive problem or disorder. For many people, poor digestion can alter the way we eat and feel. Common ailments include heartburn, GERD, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, food sensitivities and even food allergies.
Acupuncture has been shown to help decrease symptoms of digestion upset while promoting healthy GI function. Specifically acupuncture has been shown to:
- Improve GI motility
- Alter acid secretions
- Improve absorption and digestion
Simply stated, poor digestion prevents the body from absorbing the nutrients it needs to be healthy and happy. Over time, serious side effects can occur including inflammation and obesity. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine provide excellent treatment for underlying conditions related to poor digestion.