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Digestion and Acupuncture

Posted on: August 27th, 2019 by Alexandra Stam


Acupuncture helps with digestion

Are you having problems with digestion or with stomach pain? Does bloating, nausea, and indigestion affect your everyday life?

Digestion is complex. Its a long process involving many steps and parts of our bodies. Diet and nutrition also have a huge impact on our digestion and how we feel. When we experience symptoms like bloating, nausea, stomach pain or indigestion it can affect every aspect of our lives. 

The process of fine-tuning diet, getting an accurate diagnosis and symptom management can be a long and frustrating process. 

How can acupuncture help?

As an Acupuncturist, I work with you and your regular medical providers to help you manage symptoms and improve your quality of life. Acupuncture can help digestion by rebalancing the digestive process.  Did you know that acupuncture is widely accepted in the medical community as a helpful adjunct to regular medical care?

Digestion in Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), digestion is a process of flow. Each organ has a purpose in this system and a direction.

For example, the stomach receives food, processes it, and sends it down to the Small Intestine.

Nausea, vomiting, hiccups and heartburn occur when the ‘flow’ of the stomach is reversed and goes up instead.

Acupuncture can be used to rebalance this flow and the role of the stomach in the process of digestion.

Your digestive system is unique to you.

As an Acupuncturist, I work with your health-care team to rebalance the flow of the digestive system. I have worked with many patients experiencing digestive issues such as chronic indigestion, nausea, hiccups, loose bowels, chronic constipation and more.

I take the time to ask you about how your digestive system is flowing and make a treatment plan to help you feel better. If this is something you would like to explore for your digestive health, I’m here to help.  It’s what I do.


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