Did You Know Your Digestive Health Can Benefit from Acupuncture?

digestion and your health

Digestive problems are an unfortunate issue for a lot of us, and the affects can make life not so fun at times.  Not only that, but the issues you may be facing could be bad enough that they keep you from eating healthy foods, missing out on numerous nutritional benefits. The positive news?  You may not need western medicine to cure these unpleasant and frustrating symptoms; in fact, acupuncture can provide plenty of relief from several digestive problems.

Acupuncture Treats Several Digestive Orders

Acupuncture’s holistic approach can improve health throughout your body which makes it an excellent treatment for your digestive health. Registered acupuncturists treat an assortment of conditions that relate directly to the gastrointestinal tract.  Acupuncture can be very effective in treating the following gastrointestinal disorders:

  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Hiatus hernia syndrome
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gall stone disease
  • Postoperative ileus

Did you know that traditional Chinese medicine, practiced procedures like acupuncture, acupressure and cupping treatments for thousands of years to successfully treat digestive disorders?

How Does It Help?

Acupuncture works quite different from Western medicine; In Western medicine, the primary focus and goal is to determine what the causes are leading to the digestive disorder, addressing those symptoms on their own separately. Acupuncture, on the other hand, looks after the whole body, treating the entire body together. Its objective is to reinstate balance within the system so that all parts function healthier and work together for improved health.

Your Acupuncturist will adjust treatment varying based on the issues that you’re dealing with. When the hair-thin needles are placed at precise acupoints on the body it can lead to different results. With that said, because the acupoints follow the meridians or channels, each type of treatment improves your overall health while also assisting a specific problem as well.

Here’s how acupuncture can contribute to a healthier digestive system:

  • Faster metabolism will occur
  • Nourishes organs of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Decreases swelling in the pancreas and stomach
  • Helps muscles in the GI tract contract and relax as required
  • Diminishes stomach acid
  • Regulates intestinal functions

So, how does placing needles on the acupuncture points promote digestive health? Researchers aren’t sure exactly, but they have come up with some ideas:

For instance, the central nervous system, such as the spinal cord and brain, receive signals while acupuncture takes place. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are both affected by acupuncture. Furthermore, acupuncture will stimulate the neurotransmitters in your brain, which assists in diminishing pain and eases the discomfort affiliated with gastrointestinal distress.

Always be sure you work with an Acupuncturist who is specifically trained in the necessary skills with proper credentials and certifications. Your safety is on the line so you want to ensure you can trust your Acupuncturist. At All Points Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Marissa Liza is board certified in Acupuncture by the National Association of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and licensed in the state of New Jersey. She provides personal, patient centered care and aims to guide her patients to live their happiest, healthiest life. Together we will come up with a plan to help you overcome your digestive problems. Contact our team today.

Call 201-843-3633

July 20, 2019