The US Department of Health reports that approximately 65 million Americans suffer from some type of digestive disorder. There are many reasons you may be suffering from a digestive disorder; it could be in your genetic makeup, because of your diet, or due to stress and other outside variables. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can greatly help correct digestive disorders. More people are turning to alternative and natural treatments, rather than relying on cellular-altering medications.
How acupuncture helps digestive disorders
Acupuncture physicians determine which points in your body are causing disruptions or are pertinent parts of the disorder. The needles help encourage blood flow and immune system function.
Acupuncture helps your blood get to the various parts of your body that are hurting for essential nutrients. Acupuncture also helps stimulate hormone production, which can greatly help your body function at its most optimal potential.
The various hormones in your body are essential for a healthy digestive tract. Your pancreas is especially important because it helps produce insulin and other substances responsible for breaking down nutrients and absorbing them into the blood stream.
In addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbs can help aid your digestive system and correct many disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s disease. Chamomile and kava root are just two examples of herbs that are host to strong antioxidants. Antioxidants can also greatly help your body clean any waste that is inhibiting its functions.
Don’t let your digestive disorder get in the way of you enjoying this holiday season with your friends and family. There are alternatives to pharmaceutical medications – alternatives that give your body the information that it needs to correct any internal disorder. Acupuncture is simply one way to that end.