Spirit Point Healing
43 Old Solomons Island Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
Acupuncture and Digestive Disorders
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” -Thomas Edison
Chinese medicine sees food as medicine for the mind and body. What we eat not only affects the waistline; it affects everything else, including mood, sleep, energy levels, mental acuity, digestion, and elimination. What we eat and drink is transformed into us; therefore, it affects our energy flow and the body’s systems. Moreover, different people have different nutritional needs. What’s good for you may be disastrous for your neighbor. It is smart to work with a professional who can help you realize which foods are your friends and which are not.
Working as a team, you and your practitioner can make great strides in the right direction.
In Chinese Medicine, when the flow of energy and the balance among the systems are regulated with acupuncture, digestion is thought to improve. In addition, when the correct foods are eaten, it makes the treatments even more effective. Through treatment and education on what to eat, there are some disorders that can be corrected without drugs, surgery, or side effects.
During the New Year and holiday season, there are many opportunities to eat lots of food. While it’s frustrating to feel our clothes less roomy, it’s doing much more damage to the unseen parts of us and to the flow of energy in our body and mind.
It is remarkable how many Americans suffer from indigestion, constipation, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, diabetes, and other digestive issues. In fact, up to 86% of Americans have hemorrhoids, which is mostly due to a lack of fiber in the diet.
So, what can you do to improve your digestive health? Besides eating lots of fiber, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding sugars and saturated fats, this is a great time to see an acupuncturist.