Digestive Diseases are any disease related to the organs within the gastrointestinal tract. These include the esophagus, stomach, Small Intestine, the Large Instestines, Colon and Rectum. The most common of symptoms in the West is Constipation, heartburn, and diareaha.
Facts about Digestion
Through digestion we obtain all nutrients for the body. If our digestive system is not functioning properly then this can lead to weakening of other systems in the body, leading to other more complex problems. Constipation is when bowel movements are infrequent and/or hard to pass. Heart burn is a burning sensation in the chest area caused by a reflux of stomach acid, which irritates the esophagus. Diareaha is having three or more loose bowel movements per day.
Major Causes of Digestive Disorders
- Bad Diet
- Bad Sleep
- Excessive Heat
- Excessive Cold
- Undercooked and Spoiled Foods
Acupuncture for Digestion
When seeking acupuncture for Digestive Disorders, an acupuncturist will analyze your your diet, eating times, water intake, and lifestyle. After questioning, tongue and pulse diagnosis your acupuncturist will detirmine what the causes of your poor digestion are. Then they will recommend a treatment plan, will be a combination of acupuncture, possibly moxabustion, herbal remedies.
Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine
In Western medicine, doctors usually prescribe various anti-depressants and mood controllers. They negatively effect the digestive primary and secondary organs. These medicines come with potential side-effects, and do not train the body to balance its emotional state.
In Acupuncture treatment your physiscian, will use Acupuncture and chinese herbs to balance your hormonal/emotional state. There are no harmfull effects from this treatment.
Acupuncture therapy aids to balance the body so the Pineal Gland secretes the proper amounts of Melatonin to regulate sleep.