Digestion is a highly complex task for our bodies to perform, and one which still feels as misunderstood as our grasp on the deep seas. Only 10 years ago did doctors discover that the gastrointestinal tract is akin to a second brain, one that we now know you can influence by controlling what you eat. For 70 million Americans, digestion issues from IBS to gallstones, pancreatitis to reflux, are surprisingly difficult to diagnose and debilitate any effort to live our best lives. In fact, most people simply accept their GI issues and begrudgingly build an endurance to chronic pain, enviable by those of lesser stamina.
Well, we have some good news for you. This pain does not need to be endured or transition from one-off episodes to chronic. Although keeping a food journal, taking pre + probiotics, meditating and exercising can help, holistic traditional chinese medicine health treatments allow for an all around exploration of both the mind and spirit, which, when treated together, address the totality of what may be afflicting your gut. For example, acupuncture is known to stimulate peristalsis, which supports to reduce constipation. A personalized treatment plan with Chinese herbs and acupuncture is also known to relieve nausea, vomiting, bloating and diarrhea.
Here at Austin Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we also provide functional medicine treatments and work together with trusted laboratories, including Diagnostic Solutions Lab, to examine the toxins that may be causing your GI issues and digestive problems. We use the GI Map test from DSL to determine the cause of many ailments that are related to gut health. Migraines, fibromyalgia, TMJ, unexplained fatigue or pain, autoimmune disorders, IBS, Gluten sensitivities and/or Celiac and Leaky gut are some of the conditions that can be uncovered through this test data. Reach out to our experienced practitioners to schedule a consultation and explore the many options we have for you to find relief finally.