Digestive issues affect us all.
A high proportion of people experience indigestion, bloating, diarrhoea or flatulence on a regular basis and yet very few attempt to seek help. Such digestive problems can be the result of bacteria in food, stress, antibiotics, infection, or chronic medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Often they are bought on by poor food choices and stress. Stress can directly affect the gut. In fact most of us will be aware of a tightening in the stomach when stressed or nervous. Some people consume more alcohol, nicotine and coffee in order to help them cope with stressful situations, which will also negatively affect your digestive health.
Acupuncture has a substantive history of caring for a range of gastrointestinal disorders. By restoring the flow in your body’s meridians, function of the spleen and stomach will be regulated and any pain or discomfort can be alleviated.
Prepare a weekly food diary before your appointment. This will help with the preparation of a treatment plan that focuses on restoring the balance in your gut and improving your immune system.