In our modern world, more and more people are struggling with digestive disorders. These issues include GERD/heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and gallstones. Common symptoms of these disorders are constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, stomach pain, and poor appetite. Our fast-paced, stressful lifestyles, combined with unhealthy, highly processed foods and beverages are major contributing factors to these problems. Digestive disorders can be very detrimental to our health because the rest of our bodies depend on the digestive system’s ability to break down food and distribute nutrients.
Acupuncture, in addition to eating healthier and making an effort to reduce stress in our lives, effectively treats many digestive problems. It works very well to normalize peristalsis (the movement of food through the digestive tract) and keep the digestive organs functioning properly. It also helps to decrease inflammation, which is present in almost every digestive issue. So consider trying this time-tested, safe therapy if you or someone you know struggles with digestive challenges.