Digestive Disorders

Most people suffer from indigestion or other digestive disorders from time to time.  When digestive symptoms become frequent, there may be a larger issue that needs to be addressed.

Common digestive problems include heartburn or acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and intestinal bacterial imbalance.  Other disorders include  ulcers, colitis, Crohn’s disease, stomach cancer, diverticulitis, and colorectal cancer.

Symptoms do vary and may include stomach pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and a change in appetite.  Causes can be widespread and may include emotional stress, poor dietary habits, antibiotic or drug use, toxin exposure, or hiatal hernia.

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Our Expertise

At our Clinic, we are gastrointestinal specialists and have successfully treated a variety of digestive disorders over the years.

Traditional Chinese Medicine not only reduces symptoms but more importantly addresses the root cause of the issue to prevent recurrence.  For example, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can treat heartburn by adjusting esophageal pressure, lowering gastric acid, and balancing the functions of the digestive organs, in addition to healing the emotional stress that often burdens the digestive system and results in these uncomfortable disorders.

Over-the-counter antacid medications can alleviate the symptoms of heartburn and reflux, but they do not address the underlying issues.  Additionally, taking too many antacids can affect the body’s ability to absorb nutrients such as calcium, leading to malnutrition, fatigue, and irritability. Chinese herbal medicine can help address functional imbalance of the digestive organs, from the mouth and esophagus all the way down to the intestines and rectum.  Research in China has found that herbs like gingko biloba, licorice, aloe vera, cinnamon and angelica have anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the intestinal walls.

Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and bloating are some of the many digestive disorders that are successfully resolved through the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Your Experience With Us

Our practitioners will assist you in determining what may be going on in your body or your life, that is creating or contributing to your digestive symptoms.  Diet, allergies, being overweight, hormonal imbalance, stress, and toxins are all factors that can affect digestive health.

Your experience with us will begin with a comprehensive consultation with one of our practitioners.  We will take a detailed history and do a physical examination.  This will allow your practitioner to construct a personalized treatment plan to address your particular digestive disorder.  This may include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, and lifestyle suggestions.

Treating the underlying imbalance and making dietary and lifestyle adjustments, will provide lasting relief, and prevent recurrence of the problem.

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Interested in finding out more?

We offer free consultations to determine suitability prior to advising any course of treatment.

"I have been suffering with IBS for about three years. Having tried all the usual recommendations from doctors I decided to try acupuncture. I had my first session a few days ago and I was told by the doctor that some patients find that acupuncture can act like a switch and turn off the IBS, and for me, so far, the switch seems to work!"

D Strachan