Digestive Problems and You
Digestive issues affect almost 70 million people in the U.S. each year with 21 million people hospitalized for treatments and more than 20 million outpatient procedures. While surgery may be unavoidable for some acute and serious conditions, wouldn’t you prefer to avoid it and just get well naturally? Alchemy Radiant Health can help you!
In Chinese medicine, the Stomach and Spleen are recognized as the two main organs responsible for digesting, absorbing, transporting, and transforming food into Qi (the body’s essential energy) and blood which nourish the body and support all other bodily functions. When there is disharmony between the stomach and spleen (typically caused by diet and lifestyle factors like stress, anxiety, processed foods, etc) digestive problems arise.
The Stomach governs the acceptance, digestion and passage of food and its normal movements downwards. If the Stomach energy moves the wrong way (upwards), symptoms will occur such as fullness, pain, nausea and vomiting.
The Spleen’s main functions are to transform food into energy, and transport it to all parts of the body. The Spleen also shares with the Kidney the function of processing water and body liquids. Weakness of the Spleen, therefore, can lead to water retention as well as fatigue and lack of energy.
Imbalance in other organs can also affect the digestive process, for example, the stagnation of liver energy from long term chronic stress and anxiety can lead to digestive problems, such as poor appetite, indigestion, abdominal pain and bloating.
It is important to treat and resolve digestive problems not only to relieve the discomfort but also because the origins of many chronic health problems can be traced to compromised digestive function.
Natural Solutions for Digestive Issues
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have a very long and rich history of successfully treating a wide range of digestive problems including Indigestion, Gallstones, Gastric Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
At Alchemy Radiant Health our approach to digestive problems is to focus on restoring balance to the stomach, spleen, and other organ systems to eliminate symptoms and over time to eradicate many of the primary causes. We design personalized treatment programs that include a mix of acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and lifestyle and dietary changes to rebalance the body to a state of harmony and health.
Call us today on 760-944-6400 and we’ll start you on the path to radiant health!
Symptoms of Digestive Problems
Heartburn or Nausea
Gas (belching or flatulence)
Indigestion or constipation
Abdominal pain or food intolerance