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Digestive Disorders and Chinese Medicine

Food is something that we enjoy and at the same time, also nourishes us. When your digestion is imbalanced, you may feel physical pain as well as some anxiety about it. The worry about whether a certain food will trigger your pain, whether there will be a lavatory nearby or worries like whether it’s “safe” for you to catch public transport. Without a well-functioning digestive system, your body cannot get the nutrients it needs and you will function sluggishly, often feeling tired and heavy.

Chinese Medicine and acupuncture addresses the digestive system by seeing what other body systems may be affecting it, reviewing your lifestyle through diet, stress and other emotions and providing you with advice to improve your health.

Digestive conditions which Chinese medicine can help you with include conditions such as:

  • bloating
  • sensitive digestion
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhoea or constipation
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)/heartburn/acid reflux
  • peptic ulcer disease (oesophageal/stomach/duodenal ulcers)
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • weight loss

For these conditions, in addition to treatment of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, we will pay close attention to your diet to minimise any irritation it may cause your condition.