Much like everything else in life, your gut relies on balance (or homeostasis) to stay healthy. Whether it be because of an illness, emotional upset, change in diet, or a trauma, it can throw off your body’s rhythm and create an imbalance, and in turn, a dysfunctional gut.
If you’re dealing with a lot of stress, your body may process food differently than it would on a regular basis- same with an illness or if you eat something out of the ordinary. If you’ve tried conventional approaches to no avail, perhaps it’s time to broaden your horizons and consider acupuncture as your next treatment option. As a holistic health treatment without any side effects, it is becoming increasingly popular to treat a vast array of conditions, of course, including digestive issues.
Acupuncture has been known to help bacterial infections, peptic ulcers, lactose intolerance, heartburn, inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal tract bleeding, hiatus hernia syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Crohn’s Disease.
So HOW Does Acupuncture Treatment Help?
Using acupuncture to treat your digestive problems works by nourishing all related organs, helping to reduce inflammation of your stomach and pancreas, and improving your digestive functions. Your acupuncturist will pinpoint certain acupuncture points on your body, generally those that help to speed up your metabolism, aid in increasing gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation, reduce your gastric acid secretion, help to regulate your small and large intestine function, and aids in restoring your stomach acidity to normal levels.
Moxibustion, the technique of utilizing the herb mugwort on acupuncture points, may also be used as an anti-inflammatory agent, as well as to help tonify imbalances. Afterwards, individuals typically report long-term symptomatic relief for their digestive issues, as well as decreased stress and greater amounts of energy.
Do keep in mind, acupuncture for your digestive problems may also incorporate recommendations for your diet and lifestyle[DC1] that should be modified to help correct your dietary imbalances and help in regulating your digestion.
The CAUSE of Your Digestive Issues or Disorders
Digestive issues and disorders can be caused by a plethora of different factors including chronic stress, overeating, or eating too many high-fat foods. Acupuncture treats these digestive imbalances by reducing your stress levels, regulating your endocrine and nervous system hyperactivity that typically tends to accompany digestive disorder patterns. It can be integrated into allopathic or holistic medical care seamlessly and remains to this day an all-natural health maintenance therapy.