Digestive Health With Acupuncture-Orlando Acupuncture
Take charge of Your Digestive Health With Acupuncture:
More than 95 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders ranging from constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome in addition to other conditions such as acid reflux (GERD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In fact, statistics show that more than 35 million physician office visits a year are due to gastrointestinal complaints. Studies are confirming that acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine can offer relief from even the most complex digestive problems.
Diagnosing and Treating Digestive Disorders:
Evidence that Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for digestive disorders can be found in early medical literature dating back to 3 AD, where specific acupuncture points and herbal formulas for rumbling or gurgling in the intestines, also known as Borborygmus, abdominal pain and diarrhea with pain are discussed.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, most digestive disorders are due to disharmony in the spleen and stomach. The spleen and stomach play an important part in the health and vitality of the body, taking a lead role in the assimilation of nutrients and maintenance of physical strength. It turns digested food from the stomach into usable nutrients, separating the clear from the turbid. The proper functioning of the”‘middle”, stomach – spleen meridian and organs are the key to all aspects of vitality. They make the blood from the nutrients we consume.
By taking into account a person’s constitution and varied symptoms, a treatment plan is designed specifically for the individual to bring their “middle” immune system so to speak, back into balance and optimize the proper functioning of the digestive system. A variety of techniques can be used during treatment including acupuncture, lifestyle changes, food therapy stress management and herbal therapy to aid in supporting digestive health.
Is your digestive system functioning as well as it could? Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are extremely effective at treating a wide array of digestive disorders. Please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment. Four Seasons Acupuncture is serving Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, ALtamonte Springs and surrounding areas.