Acupuncture to Treat Digestive Disorders in Orlando
The typical Western diet is typically unhealthy, the incidences of digestive disorders continue to rise each year. Sometimes, traditional medical treatments do not sufficiently treat, or cure, these disorders. In other cases, people are simply looking for alternative treatments that do not involve taking medication. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that has become increasingly popular for people who are suffering from a variety of conditions.
Acupuncture is a natural treatment process in which needles are inserted into designated points on the body related to the patients digestive concern. It is an ancient Chinese medical practice that is believed to help balance our bodies and bring about homeostasis. In addition to providing overall balance and a sense of well being, acupuncture helps to stimulate our healing energies to improve organ function.
Traditional Chinese medicine promotes that the the spleen and stomach are the primary organs involved in gastrointestinal function. The reason for this is that they are responsible for transporting and transforming food in the body and helping it to eliminate waste. When the balance between the spleen and the stomach is disrupted, gastrointestinal distress is likely to occur. This type of distress may also occur along with any disruptions with the function of the liver.
Acupuncture helps to bring about balance within the gastrointestinal system because the treatment focuses on specific points on the body. By inserting needles just below the surface of the skin at precise locations, gastrointestinal muscle contraction helps to reduce gastric acid secretion, as well as promote relaxation, which collectively act to help alleviate digestive symptoms.
Generally, a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine and food therapy can be used to treat digestive problems, but it is possible to obtain relief from digestive symptoms with acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment. If you do decide to try herbal medicine, make sure that you have a thorough exam and consultation with an acupuncture specialist so that you can discuss your health conditions, current medications, and any supplements that you may be taking. It is very important that you do this because some herbal treatments may interact negatively with over the counter and prescription drugs.
Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat the following types of digestive disorders:
Inflammatory conditions (such as gastritis)
Inflammatory diseases (such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
There are a wide variety of other conditions that may be helped through the treatment of acupuncture. If you are suffering from a condition and you are seeking alternative, drug-free treatments, you might want to consider seeking the advice of a trained acupuncturist. Call Four Seasons Acupuncture today for a complimentary treatment. 321-662-4871.
If you suffer from digestive concerns and are looking to seek alternative therapy call today to see how acupuncture may be able to help.
Four Seasons Acupuncture
110 N. Orlando Ave. Suite 3
Maitland, Florida 32751