Acupuncture and Digestive Issues

By Published On: April 19, 2016Categories: Acupuncture, Blog

After you’ve eaten, do you find yourself suffering from heartburn, bloating, excessive gas, or stomach pain? While these digestive issues are common, they can be particularly frustrating.

These symptoms can be caused by a variety of sources. Sometimes we aren’t aware that we have developed a new food allergy as they can slowly develop over time, wearing away at our bodies with repeated exposure to a particular food. With life being often stressful and fast-paced, sometimes the stress can cause our digestive tract to weaken or flare up.

We need to pay close attention to our lifestyle and how it can affect our wellbeing – particularly when it comes to the foods we consume.

The Role of Acupuncture

Lifestyle changes can really help to lower your suffering – but did you know that digestive complaints have underlying causes that can be directly addressed with acupuncture?

Not only can acupuncture help reduce digestive issues, it can be a long-term solution for your digestive problems as well.

By using a combination of better food choices – like eating less fried foods for instance – along with attending acupuncture sessions, you can lower the chances of experiencing symptoms of inflammation and stomach upsets.

This will improve the health of your overall digestive tract and help symptoms like:

  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Food allergies
  • Conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Colitis
  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea and morning sickness
  • Indigestion
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Gallstones

If you’re regularly experiencing inflammation of the digestive tract even after making adjustments to the foods you consume – it really does point to a greater problem that acupuncture may just be able to help you with.

At Red Leaf Wellness, we also have a range of products and supplements that can further support you in getting your digestive health back in order. Contact us with any questions you may have and set up your free 30-minute consultation today!