Globally many people suffer from some sort of digestive disorder.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to treat digestive disorders for centuries. According to Chinese medical theory, most digestive disorders are caused by a disharmony of the spleen and stomach. The spleen plays a vital role in the health of the body and it helps to assimilate the nutrients from the food that we ingest. The spleen turns digested food from the stomach into vital energy that is known as Qi (pronounced “chee’).
More and more scientific data is coming out that shows the gut is acting like a second brain. The ability of the gastrointestinal system to constantly transform us is being studied extensively. Specifically the bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract is a major focus.
Research shows we can actually reshape and repopulate damaged bacterial colonies within the gastrointestinal tract. This can be accomplished by tonifying the spleen and stomach during regular acupuncture sessions. One such way to do this is by using a point along the stomach meridian in every single acupuncture treatment. Stomach 36 is a wonderful tonifying point that can help with nearly every intestinal issue. But in addition to utilising regular acupuncture treatments, acupuncturists can provide dietary supplements and herbs that may help.
If you deal with gastrointestinal issues, acupuncture and TCM can be of benefit to you.
At Rainbow Medicine Clinic in Balgowlah, a fully trained and properly licensed acupuncturist will look after all of your health and wellness needs.