3 Reasons To Try Chinese Medicine For Your Digestive Needs

by Jacy O'Neill, LAc |

3 Reasons To Try Chinese Medicine For Your Digestive Needs

The National Institute of Health revealed that 60-70 million people in the United States suffer from digestive problems such as chronic constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and IBS. It is notable that we are living under high stress and following the Standard America Diet (SAD).

Digestive issues are bothersome alone. However, a weak digestive system can lead to many other health issues as well such as fatigue, brain fog, skin issues like eczema, inflammation, and headaches.

As an acupuncturist who addresses a variety of digestive needs, here are 3 reasons why I recommend you should try Traditional Chinese Medicine for your digestive goals and wellness.  

1. A Personalized Approach 

There are many treatment plans under Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. These include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. An accurate combination of these offers effective and safe solution for your specific condition.

When it comes to digestive needs, there is no "one size fits all".

2. Regulate Digestive Function for Daily Wellness

Acupuncture's effectiveness for daily digestive needs lies in its ability to target key points that influence digestive functions and flows. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, such as those along the "Stomach and Spleen meridians", it can regulate gut motility, enhance nutrient absorption, and reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.

A key aspect of a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach is the ability to address underlying imbalances, alleviating symptoms like bloating, indigestion, and constipation, while promoting overall digestive wellness through natural and time-tested methods.

3. Acupuncture Can Lower Stress:

Acupuncture aids digestion by reducing stress through its impact on the nervous system. By targeting specific acupuncture points related to stress relief, such as those along the "Pericardium and Heart meridians", it prompts the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters that promote relaxation and reduce anxiousness.

Lowered stress levels can improve digestion by calming the gut-brain axis, reducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion, and promoting better nutrient absorption and gut motility.

The beauty of Tradition Chinese Medicine is that in some cases, it can provide instant relief from stress and digestive issues. Not only your digestive tract but also the whole body will feel wonderful.

Care Consideration: Just a reminder that the above information is not a substitute for medical care and is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations from a healthcare provider.  This information is not intended to treat, mitigate, or cure any disease. That said, we encourage you to connect with an Acupuncturist in your community to learn more about this and other Traditional Chinese Medicine options. If you’ve got questions about Chinese herbal medicine or getting started with an Acupuncturist, feel free to connect with us on hello@mydaolabs.com.

Jacy O'Neill of Affinity Acupuncture in Billings, Montana is a board certified acupuncturist. Jacy graduated from Bastyr University, a university focused on science-based natural medicine, with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She then continued her education and earned her degree as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with a focus on integrative healthcare from Pacific College of Health and Science. She has experience working with all kinds of patients in a variety of settings, including clinics focused on pain management and oncology, and she’s excited to be able to provide holistic care in her home state. More information can be found at affinityacu.com

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