Digestive Disorders

Overview of Digestive Disorders

Living with digestive disorders can be debilitating. The pain and discomfort that comes with these conditions can make it difficult to live a normal and healthy lifestyle. Digestive disorders can come with a variety of symptoms including cramping, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation which can negatively effect many aspects of life including sleep, eating, and more. Thus, leading to even more complications including fatigue, mood swings, weight gain/loss, etc. Unfortunately, many people living with digestive disorders may not respond well to traditional digestive treatments. However, acupuncture provides a non-invasive and complimentary way to treat not only the symptoms of digestive issues, but their underlying causes as well.

How Does Acupuncture Work to Help Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture can aid in the digestive process in your body which can help to reduce pain, discomfort, and other symptoms of digestive disorders. Essentially, acupuncture works by stimulating a natural response in the body, the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). This allows the body to relax and begin digesting as it should, which may be an issue for people who are experiencing digestive problems. This response can help to aid digestion in a number of ways including:

  • increasing the production of saliva which is the beginning of the digestive process and uses essential enzymes to digest food
  • increase the activity of the digestive organs
  • sending more blood to the digestive organs
  • relaxing the muscles of the sphincter

Along with helping to aid the digestive organs which can help to improve symptoms of digestive disorders, acupuncture can also aid in overall relaxation of the body. Being in a more relaxed state can help to stimulate active digestion in people who may be experiencing digestional issues as the result of high stress levels.

Common Digestive Issues Acupuncture Can Help With

There are a number of digestive issues that acupuncture can help with including:

Getting Help for Digestive Issues With Acupuncture

Certainly, if you are experiencing discomfort and symptoms that are common with digestive issues, you should talk to your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist who can diagnose you with a digestive condition. Then, you and your doctor can discuss your treatment plan. For people who don’t experience relief using traditional digestive disorder treatments or people who want to experience a comprehensive approach to treating digestive issues, acupuncture may be helpful.

Acupuncture for Digestive Issues at Acupuncture Zen

If you are struggling with the symptoms of digestive disorders and you are looking for relief through acupuncture, Acupuncture Zen can help. We have been offering acupuncture to aid with the natural process of digestion for decades and are committed to helping people living with digestive disorders establish a life of healing and well-being. Find out more about our services and our acupuncture clinic located in Delray Beach today on our website.

Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

Identifying common symptoms of digestive issues you’re experiencing can help you recognize if you may be living with a digestive disorder. Some common symptoms of digestive disorders include:

  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • bloating
  • gas
  • indigestion
  • heartburn
  • weight loss
  • nausea/vomiting

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