Have you checked on your gut health? An unhealthy gut can lead to many digestive issues including lack of sleep, stress, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, weight gain, and more. Every year, over 62 million Americans are diagnosed with some sort of digestive disorder. Acupuncture can help combat the rising issue of poor digestive health.
How Acupuncture Improves Digestion
According to Acupuncturists, illness is due to stagnated or blocked Qi (pronounced “Chi”). If your Qi is unbalanced, stress can build up in your body which can result in a digestive disorder.
A Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) will place needles to reinvigorate and balance your Qi. Once your Qi is balance, your stress level and inflammation levels will decrease.
Regular Acupuncture appointments with a Licensed Acupuncturist have shown improvements in the following digestive disorders:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Acid reflux
- Ulcerative colitis
- Poorly digested food leading to low energy
I went to an Open House, and they talked about how they looked at the root cause and worked with the mental, emotional, and physical. It sounded great, so I went.
When I was at SCNM, they talked about mind, body, and spirit, but I didn’t see that when I was there. They talked about it but didn’t embrace it or live it. It was more of a theory.
Once SCNM started to cover Oriental Medicine, I knew that I didn’t want to be a Naturopath. I wanted to practice Oriental Medicine, so I transferred to PIHMA.
Fix Your Gut With Chinese Herbs
Chinese Herbs are also very effective in improving your gut health. PIHMA recommends using herbs in conjunction with Acupuncture for best results.