Do you suffer from bloating or other digestive upsets?
Keep your body happy with acupuncture!
If indigestion, gas or bloating bother you more than just an occasional episode from overeating, acupuncture treatments can help!
Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system. It eases symptoms and discomfort immediately, relieving indigestion, stomach ache and acid reflux, heartburn, bloating and constipation.
Acupuncture is safe, natural, effective and drug-free, and is often more effective than prescription drugs.
In a 2007 University of Arizona study, people with chronic heartburn who didn’t respond to prescription antacids underwent acupuncture twice a week. Their symptoms improved far more than those of people who took a double dose of the drug. Their chest pain decreased 82 percent, heartburn dropped 83 percent, and acid reflux fell 77 percent.
Researchers found a decrease in stomach acid and that digestion sped up, so less acid backed up into the esophagus. “It also seems to reduce pain perception in the esophagus,” stated study coauthor Ronnie Fass, M.D.
Acupuncture is very helpful for many other common digestive disorders including:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Excess Gas
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Chron’s Disease
- Celiac Disease
Acupuncture may also benefit patients who find their symptoms are brought on or worsened by stress, anxiety and emotional issues. Acupuncture works to relieve the body of these stressors by helping to calm the nerves, inducing a state of relaxation.
Here’s some helpful tips to combat bloating:
Take a walk – It doesn’t have to be a long walk, just enough physical movement to help stimulate digestion.
Be sure to chew your food thoroughly – Eating quickly can cause air swallowing that leads to bloating. You can decrease bloating simply by chewing your food more. This puts less pressure on your spleen, the system responsible for digestion in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Drink warm liquids – Avoid drinking cold liquids, especially with meals. The digestive organs are made of smooth muscle, and muscles like warmth. Ingesting cold will weaken the digestive system. Warm liquids will help it relax and gain strength over time, reducing bloating. Drink most fluids between meals and to only have small sips at meal time.
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