Regulate Digestion with Acupuncture
Maintaining a healthy gut is essential to getting the nutrients we need on daily basis. Dietary regulation and ensuring proper digestion are two of the most important methods in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for preserving health and longevity.
Acupuncture and herbal formulas have been shown to be effective at treating digestive disorders such as IBS, Acid Reflux, Spastic Colon, loose stools Constipation, Diarrhea, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Indigestion, Ulcers, Gas, and Bloating. In addition to diet affecting our digestion, stress can also play a major contributing factor to the problem and acupuncture can calm the nervous system therefore regulating digestion.
Improper eating and certain lifestyle habits can lead to poor physiological functioning and digestive issues. Strong, healthy, efficient digestion allows the body to extract vital nutrients from food to provide energy and nourish the body.
When working with nutrition and diet, it’s important to take a holistic approach and recognize that we may require individualized diets. A dietary program that works for one person may not be the best for another. A few dietary changes may be important in order to optimize digestive function and help alleviate the problem.
Chinese Nutritional Theory
Qing Dan Diet “Support the Spleen”: primarily of whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits. Small amounts of meats, fats, oils, concentrated sweeteners, raw foods, chilled foods and fermented products. It is primarily a plant food diet. The spleen is responsible for the energy we receive after we are born. The post-natal essence. Overwork and worry can deplete this energy.