A Pain in the Gut
Many people call our clinic asking for assistance for their digestion, constipation and gut health. It is important to state that in Chinese Medicine we do not treat the disease but we work within a chinese medicine framework.
Chinese Medicine has a very different view on why we may have digestive problems. The Chinese Medicine view on gut health begins and ends with strengthening the digestive system rather than strict or fad diets. We believe that if your digestion is not working well, then you are more likely to crave sugars and carbohydrates and become hungry more often. These cravings don't mean that you have no will power or are greedy, instead we see these cravings as a symptom of an under active digestive system.
When we eat, food is broken down in order to be digested, when someone has a weak digestive system the food they eat is not broken down very well and bloating and flatulence occurs.
A randomised controlled trial found Acupuncture to be superior to usual care for IBS symptoms at 6, 9 and 12 months but not at 24 months (1).
Talk to us to find out if Chinese Medicine may be able to assist.