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Seriously Upset? Ease Digestive Complaints with Acupuncture

Don’t 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)
  • Diarrhea
  • 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.

Help your digestive system get strong and stay strong with acupuncture!

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.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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Get Gentle, Holistic Relief from Digestive Issues with Acupuncture!

Looking for effective relief from stomach or digestive issues? Get acupuncture!

Summer is the season for cookouts, parties, and lots of food-laden festivities. A little indigestion can happen this time of year, but for some, however, serious digestive issues are year round.

Acid reflux, or heartburn, is a common digestive complaint affecting approximately 44 percent of the adult U.S. population at least once a month, and 20 percent feel it at least once a week. Acid reflux is also called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, and it can lead to more serious problems. Often pregnant women experience GERD, partly because the stomach has less room and contents are more easily upset.

Many people undergo dangerous surgery to heal acid reflux or take drugs that list serious side effects: irregular heartbeats, seizures, trouble breathing and a severe intestinal condition called Clostridium difficile. The great news is that you don’t need to take any of these risks when you heal your heartburn the natural way.

A 2007 study in the journal, “Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, as well as a 2006 review in the Journal of Gastroenterology suggest that acupuncture may be a viable treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, a chronic form of the condition.

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system, curing the underlying causes of acid reflux. Acupuncture helps ease symptoms and discomfort immediately, and also relieves indigestion, and stomach ache.

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 thus inducing a state of relaxation

Acupuncture is very helpful for many common digestive disorders including: 

  • Constipation
  • Acid Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating/excess gas
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free. 

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Don’t Bloat! Get Acupuncture for Digestive Complaint Relief

Keep your belly happy with acupuncture!

Keep your belly happy with acupuncture!

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)
  • Diarrhea
  • 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.

 Help your digestive system get strong and stay strong with acupuncture!

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.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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From Heartburn to Constipation – Acupuncture Eases Digestive Complaints

A Happy, Healthy Belly with Acupuncture!

A Happy, Healthy Belly with Acupuncture!

Take control of your digestive health this summer with acupuncture! 

If you are one of the 60-70 million people affected by some form of digestive disorder, there is safe, effective treatment!

Acupuncture can be a wonderful resource for feeling better now and maintaining those improvements over the long term.

Digestive function is a complex process, involving multiple organ systems, enzymes and hormones. Our digestive system is also home to many of the body’s immune cells. If our digestive system is not functioning properly, it needs to use enzymes normally associated with our immune system, thus weakening our immunity, and without proper elimination of waste products, the build up of toxic by-products in our body increases, leading to a greater chance of illness.

Poor digestive function can be affiliated with fatigue, accelerated aging, allergies, weak immune system and cancers, to a name a few.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help people gain digestive health, and heal while improving immunity!

Acupuncture is very helpful for many common digestive disorders including:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating/excess gas
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease
Have a healthy summer with acupuncture!

Have a healthy summer with acupuncture!

In traditional Chinese medicine, disease is seen as an imbalance of qi, or vital energy, in the body. The placement of needles at different points in the body helps unblock and stimulate this flow of energy. Acupuncture works to help your body heal and resolve the problem. Treatment is based on each individual’s needs, which could include either an excess or deficiency of qi.

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system. It eases symptoms and discomfort immediately, relieving indigestion, stomach ache and acid reflux, bloating and constipation. 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 thus inducing a state of relaxation. A relaxed body, and a happy, healthy digestive system!

Interested in acupuncture and how it can help you? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Love your belly and would like to be a healthy weight? Check out the below!

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Acupuncture Helps Your Digestive System Feel Jolly!

 
Acupuncture for Digestive Health!

Acupuncture for Digestive Health!

When Holiday Feasting turns into Post-Holiday Digestive Nightmare, acupuncture brings the gift of relief!

Show of hands — how many people are feeling the aftermath of overindulging from the holidays?

Studies show between 60-70 million people are affected by some form of digestive disorder. When you figure in the holidays, and the average person taking in quite a bit more of that glazed ham/rib roast/tofurkey/baked fill-in-the-blank than they can handle, that’s a lot of aching digestive systems.

Digestive function is a complex process, involving multiple organ systems, enzymes and hormones. Our digestive system is also home to many of the body’s immune cells. If our digestive system is not functioning properly, it needs to use enzymes normally associated with our immune system, thus weakening our immunity, and without proper elimination of waste products, the build up of toxic by-products in our body increases, leading to a greater chance of illness.

Poor digestive function can be affiliated with fatigue, accelerated aging, allergies, weak immune system and cancers, to a name a few. Happy life = happy guts!

Let Acupuncture give you the year-round gift of a happy digestive system! 

Acupuncture has been used for a very, very long time to help people gain digestive health, and heal while improving immunity!

Relieve Digestive Issues with Acupuncture!

Relieve Digestive Issues with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is very helpful for many common digestive disorders including:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating/excess gas
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease 

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system. Acupuncture helps ease symptoms and discomfort immediately, relieving indigestion, stomach ache and acid reflux, bloating and constipation. 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 thus inducing a state of relaxation. 

Acupuncture corrects the imbalances and regulates digestion. Acupuncture addresses the acute and immediate symptoms that are occurring in your digestive system. Acupuncture evaluates more of your history and other symptoms as well to get a greater understanding of your body’s condition, and will then choose other point sites located on your legs, arms, back, etc. to facilitate a deeper clearing and correction of the chronic symptoms you frequently experience. Food allergies, and sensitivities will improve.

Acupuncture will give immediate improvements, and a longer series of treatments will help to clear up really stubborn conditions with deeper and older causes. 

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Acid or Upset Stomach? Acupuncture to the Rescue!

Acupuncture Eases Digestive Issues

Acupuncture Eases Digestive Issues

Acupuncture works wonderfully for stomach issues of all kinds!

The holidays are fast approaching, and sometimes our bodies don’t know how to deal with all of the rich and sumptuous foods we gift it with, and indigestion can occur. For some, however, digestive issues are year round.

Acid reflux, or heartburn, is a common digestive complaint affecting approximately 44 percent of the adult U.S. population at least once a month, and 20 percent feel it at least once a week. Acid reflux is also called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, and it can lead to more serious problems. Often pregnant women experience GERD, partly because the stomach has less room and contents are more easily upset.

Many people undergo dangerous surgery to heal acid reflux or take drugs that list serious side effects: irregular heartbeats, seizures, trouble breathing and a severe intestinal condition called Clostridium difficile. The great news is that you don’t need to take any of these risks when you heal your heartburn the natural way.

A 2007 study in the journal, “Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, as well as a 2006 review in the Journal of Gastroenterology suggest that acupuncture may be a viable treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, a chronic form of the condition.

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system, curing the underlying causes of acid reflux. Acupuncture helps ease symptoms and discomfort immediately, and also relieves indigestion, and stomach ache.

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 thus inducing a state of relaxation.

Improve Your Digestive Health with Acupuncture!

Improve Your Digestive Health with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is very helpful for many common digestive disorders including:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating/excess gas
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Want to Love Your Guts? Acupuncture Improves Digestive Health!

 
Improve Your Digestive Health with Acupuncture!

Improve Your Digestive Health with Acupuncture!

 Do you want to be friends with your belly again?

It’s been said that it’s the way to a man’s heart, and sometimes our eyes are larger than it is (which can definitely cause some digestive issues). Obviously our stomachs and digestive systems are a very central part to our well-being. We pat them when we’re satisfied. But sometimes there can be trouble in tummy paradise — between 60-70 million people are affected by some form of digestive disorder. That’s about 20% of our population.

Digestive function is a complex process, involving multiple organ systems, enzymes and hormones. Our digestive system is also home to many of the body’s immune cells. If our digestive system is not functioning properly, it needs to use enzymes normally associated with our immune system, thus weakening our immunity, and without proper elimination of waste products, the build up of toxic by-products in our body increases, leading to a greater chance of illness.

Poor digestive function can be affiliated with fatigue, accelerated aging, allergies, weak immune system and cancers, to a name a few. Happy life = happy guts!

Acupuncture has been used for a very, very long time to help people gain digestive health, and heal while improving immunity!

Acupuncture is very helpful for many common digestive disorders including:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating/excess gas
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease

In traditional Chinese medicine, disease is seen as an imbalance of qi, or vital energy, in the body. The placement of needles at different points in the body helps unblock and stimulate this flow of energy. Acupuncture works to help your body heal and resolve the problem. I base treatment on each individual’s needs, which could include either an excess or deficiency of qi. 

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system. Acupuncture helps ease symptoms and discomfort immediately, relieving indigestion, stomach ache and acid reflux, bloating and constipation. 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 thus inducing a state of relaxation. A relaxed body, and a happy, healthy belly!

Interested in acupuncture and how it can help you? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com 

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Love your belly and would like to be a healthy weight? Check out the below!

Acupuncture for Losing Weight – CT Acupuncture Center

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Follow us on Twitter! Follow @AcupunctureCT

 

“Everybody Bloats, Sometimes…” Acupuncture Helps Relieve Holiday Overindulgence and Digestive Issues

Relieve Bloat with Acupuncture

Relieve Bloat with Acupuncture

Nobody wants to be bloated! Let’s face it, when you’re bloated, you don’t feel your best. And clothes fasteners are suddenly not your friend.

Your abdominal area houses many organs including the stomach, small and large intestines, uterus, liver and pancreas. Bloating, or a buildup of gas in the stomach and intestines that causes swelling or distension, can be caused by stress, smoking, consuming high-fat foods in excess (Hello, holiday feasting!), or food allergies, such as lactose intolerance. Pregnancy can cause bloating. More serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease or celiac disease can also cause chronic bloating.

Bloating can be caused by swallowing air when eating or drinking, or by the digestive process. Typically this type of bloating is temporary, as it either dissipates or leaves the body through flatulence or belching. Embarrassing sometimes, but necessary! When gas builds up in the stomach and intestines, or when the bloating is associated with a more serious condition, it can cause abdominal pain that can be either mild or serious. Seek medical attention for severe bloating.

Acupuncture can relieve bloating associated with both IBS and other digestive issues, and can help relieve the pain and discomfort of bloating. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, acupuncture helps improve the general well-being of those with IBS, in addition to reducing bloating.

In traditional Chinese medicine, disease is seen as an imbalance of qi, or vital energy, in the body. The placement of needles at different points in the body helps unblock and stimulate this flow of energy. Deficiencies of qi in the spleen and lung meridians, or energy channels in the body, are typically associated with abdominal bloating. Acupuncture can play a major role in healing the organs, such as the small and large intestine, where chronic swelling occurs frequently. I can help you determine the cause of the distension and use acupuncture to help your body heal and resolve the problem. I base treatment on each individual’s needs, which could include either an excess or deficiency of qi. 

Acupuncture is particularly effective in the case of food intolerances, intestinal bacteria overgrowth and partial bowel obstruction. In these instances often the swelling will disappear literally overnight. And that’s news to toot about!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com 

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Suffer From Spastic Colon No More With Acupuncture!

Don't Be Afraid! Acupuncture Eases IBS

Don’t Be Afraid! Acupuncture Eases IBS

Bloating. Gas. Nausea. Pain. And that’s just a Tuesday!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) is mainly caused by the infection of the gastrointestinal system. It is also known as spastic colon or mucus colitis. For those who suffer from it, it’s an often painful and difficult condition to deal with.  It is the single most common digestive disorder diagnosis in America (according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders). An estimated 10 percent to 20 percent of all Americans are affected by symptoms of IBS, with three times as many women as men being affected.

Symptoms of IBS include abdominal cramping and pain, and constipation and/or diarrhea (often in alternating episodes). IBS may also be accompanied by other gastrointestinal issues, such as flatulence, nausea and bloating. It is labeled a syndrome because is involves a group of symptoms that is different for each person who is affected. IBS is a motility disorder, which involves abnormal movement of the small and large intestines.

Researchers are exploring the theory that there are direct links between the brain and the gastrointestinal system, which would explain why flare-ups of IBS are sometimes triggered by emotional upsets or stress. Menstruation also frequently triggers or makes IBS symptoms worse, while pregnancy and menopause can either worsen or improve symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy is associated with an increased risk of developing IBS.  Episodes may also be aggravated by eating, and are frequently relieved after a bowel movement. But here’s the good news!

Acupuncture can provide significant pain relief and help minimize other symptoms of IBS. Acupuncture addresses the acute and immediate symptoms that are occurring in your digestive system. IBS is often seen as a disharmony between the liver and the spleen. The liver is responsible for the smooth flow of substances throughout the body. This flow can be upset by emotions or stress, causing stagnation of Qi (energy) or blood. The spleen is associated with the function of digestion and transforming food into energy. The spleen can be weakened by a number of factors, including overeating unhealthy foods, overwork, excessive worry, fatigue, and lack of exercise.  When the spleen is weak and the liver is not moving smoothly, the liver overacts on the spleen and can manifest as symptoms of IBS.

A liver/spleen disharmony is similar to the short-term loss of appetite or a bout of diarrhea that occurs during an occasional emotional upset. With IBS, however, the phenomenon occurs in slow motion; the emotional stress or trauma takes place over a long period of time, and the digestive symptoms of IBS can last for years.

Acupuncture has very powerful energy to restore your digestion and intestinal functions to normal. Acupuncture evaluates more of your history and other symptoms as well to get a greater understanding of your body’s condition. A complete history and exam will proceed a treatment, as a single symptom should not be treated out of its larger context.  Acupuncture looks to all the energy systems before choosing point sites.

Infection is believed to be caused by the pathogenic factors of dampness and heat, either obtained externally (from weather, for instance) or generated internally (such as internal injury from improper food). Traditional Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture to remove dampness and heat from within the system by selecting certain acupuncture points along the meridians of the stomach and large intestine, most of which are located along the lateral side of the legs and arms. This causes IBS symptoms to dissipate, as well as to cause the immune system to strengthen and reduce stress.  Acupuncture restores health by balancing and improving the flow of chi, restoring proper function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands, and organs, and improves your quality of life!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Helpful Tips for Those with IBS:

  • Be sure to regularly eat foods that are high in fiber
  • Avoid heavy and large meals that are high in fat
  • Drink plenty of water every day
  • Avoid smoking
  • Develop a regular bathroom schedule.
  • Regular exercise can help relieve stress, a factor that seems to make the disorder worse.

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Colitis! Acupuncture Treatments Give Great Results!

Colitis Treated Successfully with Acupuncture

Colitis is the medical term for an inflammation of the colon that can be caused by a number of factors, such as genetics, infection, and due to a loss of blood in the organ. While there are a number of different types of colitis, all share similar symptoms and many also incorporate other digestive tract disorders, including ulcers, distention, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The first signs of colitis are sharp pains in the abdomen, cramping, bloating and distention, among others. Constipation and diarrhea, are also common symptoms. Acupuncture is an important part of a healing program for the digestive system.

Point sites will be on the abdomen (surface-skin), and on the legs, notably near the knees and feet. Energy systems involved may include the Spleen and Liver energy systems, with their yang counterparts. The Back points are often chosen also. A thorough history and exam will produce an individualized approach. Tongue and pulses are also examined. A series of treatments will usually give great results.