Digestive Issues: Heal Your Gut Naturally
Signs of an unhealthy gut:
Sugar Cravings/High Sugar Diet
Unintentional Weight Changes
An estimated 70% of Americans experience gastrointestinal issues on a regular basis. The most common digestive issues include Ulcerative Colitis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Celiac Disease, Gallstones, Acid Reflux/GERD, chronic diarrhea, gas, and indigestion.
Many are so used to living with digestive issues that they may not even realize the greater threat it can pose to their overall health. They also often do not know how to address it, meaning many digestive issues are left untreated.
This is especially troublesome since our gut health plays a role in more than just our digestion. Mood, focus, neurotransmitters, metabolism, allergies, bone density, nutrient absorption, hormone regulation, ability to eliminate toxins, and immune function are all tied to gut health.
A healthy gut means better absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are essential to strong bones and overall health. Additionally, gut flora releases nutrients that help regulate insulin sensitivity and mood. Gut bacteria also forms a protective barrier against pathogens.
Top ways to promote gut health:
Minimize Processed Food
Eat Prebiotic Foods
Drink Bone Broth
Limit Excess Refined Carbohydrates
Avoid Excess Alcohol
Don’t Smoke or Vape
Get Proper Sleep
Chew Your Food Slowly and Thoroughly
Eat Fermented Foods
Take High Quality Probiotic Supplements
Decrease Consumption of Refined Carbs
Acupuncture promotes gut health in multiple ways, and research has found it to be an effective treatment for bloating, indigestion, nausea, and other digestive issues. Studies have also shown that acupuncture can stimulate peristalsis in the intestinal tract, which can be very helpful for people struggling with chronic constipation. Additionally, acupuncture supports the digestive process of breaking down foods without the excess gas that can cause bloating. Bonus: acupuncture also addresses stress, which can play a major role in digestive flare-ups and other issues.
Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very tiny, thin needles into specific points on the body to promote balance and support our body’s natural healing abilities. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat countless issues, including digestive, neurological, musculoskeletal, hormonal, gynecological, respiratory, eye, ear, nose, emotional, and weight issues.
In addition to acupuncture, 4 Seasons Acupuncture in Winter Park, Florida also offers herbal and nutrition therapy, auricular (ear) acupuncture, e-stim/electroacupuncture, acupressure, cupping, injection therapy, moxibustion, and tuina therapy.
Get on track with your gut health and overall wellbeing today - contact us to schedule an appointment for acupuncture or herbal and nutritional therapy today!