Acupuncture Santa Cruz of Capitola

 Acupuncture treats IBS, constipation, abdominal bloating and more.


Acupunc­ture and herbal med­i­cine for diges­tive dis­tur­bances and abdom­i­nal pain and dis­com­fort can often pro­vide relief where oth­er meth­ods have failed. Com­mon con­di­tions that are treat­able with Chi­nese med­i­cine include con­sti­pa­tion, diar­rhea, abdom­i­nal pain and bloat­ing, ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis, acid reflux syn­drome and IBS (irri­ta­ble bow­el syn­drome).

Dietet­ics coun­sel­ing is impor­tant to screen for pos­si­ble aller­gies and also dairy and gluten intol­er­ances. Acupunc­ture pro­vides quick relief from pain and bloat­ing. Herbal med­i­cine has impor­tant effects for dis­or­ders such as acid reflux such that patients can often elim­i­nate the need for med­ica­tions such as Nex­i­um and Prilosec.

Ener­gy Lev­els
When diges­tion is poor, ener­gy lev­els drop due to the inef­fi­cient extrac­tion of nutri­ents from food and the impaired elim­i­na­tion of waste prod­ucts. Acupunc­ture and herbal med­i­cine opti­mize the diges­tion sys­tem and restore ener­gy lev­els.

Chi­nese Med­i­cine The­o­ry
The diges­tion sys­tem is the cen­ter of Chi­nese med­i­cine the­o­ry. Known as the “Spleen and Stom­ach” school of thought, it is believed that diges­tion is cen­tral to bod­i­ly health. The body receives ener­gy from Kid­ney Qi (known as genet­ics in west­ern thought) and Post Natal Qi. Post Natal Qi is derived from food and air. The abil­i­ty of the body to breathe prop­er­ly and extract nutri­ents from food pro­vides the basis for a healthy life. The trans­form­ing and trans­port­ing func­tions of diges­tion help to deliv­er nutri­ents where they are need­ed and to elim­i­nate tox­ins and waste effi­cient­ly. Acupunc­ture, herbal med­i­cine and dietet­ics are cen­tral com­po­nents of Chi­nese med­i­cine that are used to enhance diges­tion and good health.

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