Food is our main source of energy and it provides us with nourishment to allow us to live the very best life possible. Digestive issues like bloating, acid reflux, poor or excessive appetite, constipation, diarrhoea, cramping, and pain often indicate an imbalance in the digestion system, causing mal-absorption of nutrients and discomfort and at times causing you distress.
With the help of acupuncture, dietary advice and herbal supplements, we aim to bring the digestive system and in fact, the whole body, back into harmonious function and help resolve these unpleasant symptoms. Keeping your gut healthy and happy will have significant effects on your overall health. Poor gut health had been linked to chronic illness, low mood and energy and even affects your fertility.
According to CM, the main body systems involved and affecting digestion are the Stomach, Spleen and Liver systems. These refer to functional systems and not just the organs themselves. We will examine you and ask questions to help you figure out where your body needs support, if blockages exist or if there are any foods that are contributing to your condition. Emotional factors such as stress, poor dietary habits and other factors may also need to be addressed to help you get well.