Acupuncture Santa Cruz of Capitola
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.
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.