Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicinal Herbalist located in Parker, CO
Digestive Disorders services offered in Parker, CO
Digestive disorders cause trouble for the stomach, constipation or diarrhea. At Heaven & Earth Acupuncture in Parker, Colorado, acupuncturist and Chinese medicinal herbalist April Suh, LAC, Dip OM, FABORM, provides acupuncture, nutrition services, vaginal steam, and other treatments for digestive disorders. To book an appointment, call Heaven & Earth Acupuncture or book an appointment online today.
What are digestive disorders?
Digestive disorders are health conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system. These disorders interfere with the process of digestion and can cause issues throughout your entire system.
Digestion is the process your body uses to extract nutrients from the foods you eat before eliminating the rest as waste. When there are problems along your digestive tract, you can experience blockages, incomplete digestion, water loss, and other problems. Fortunately, alternative medicine practices and guidance can improve your condition.
There are many digestive disorders and diseases, which cause symptoms like:
- Acid reflux
The team at Heaven & Earth Acupuncture evaluates these symptoms and can make personalized recommendations to help you manage them.
What are some of the most common digestive disorders?
Heaven & Earth Acupuncture routinely sees people with common digestive disorders. The team can provide individualized alternative care for:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBS is a disorder affecting the large intestine. It can cause cramping, pain in the abdomen, constipation, and diarrhea.
Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation in the intestines. The inflammation can occur elsewhere in the digestive tract but is most concentrated in the small intestine.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
GERD happens when the sphincter (hole) between your stomach and esophagus no longer closes all the way, which allows stomach acid to drift upward into the lower esophagus. As a result, you experience symptoms like heartburn, burping, and a foul taste in your mouth, often after meals.
How are digestive disorders treated?
Heaven & Earth Acupuncture offers complementary and alternative medicine for various types of digestive disorders. Often, wellness plans for digestion involve diet and nutrition changes. The team at Heaven & Earth Acupuncture helps you develop a gut- and digestion-friendly diet while excluding meals that irritate your digestive tract.
Acupuncture is also an effective way to treat digestive problems like IBS and ulcerative colitis. Acupuncture uses needles to restore harmony among energy pathways between the internal organs involved in digestion.
Your treatment plan might involve other therapies, like vaginal steaming, herbal supplements, and specialized therapeutic massage.
To find out more about digestive disorders and alternative medicine, call Heaven & Earth Acupuncture or book an appointment online today.