Gastrointestinal Disorders and Acupuncture Miami

A typical American diet is largely unhealthy; hence, cases of digestive disorders consistently rise each year.  Conventional Western medications do not always satisfactorily cure or treat these cases, which compel some people to seek alternative treatments that forego their use.  Acupuncture Miami is a very good alternative treatment for many types of disorders that mainstream medicine has failed to address.

Acupuncture is a procedure that entails the use of needles inserted at prescribed points on the body.  It originated in China thousands of years ago designed to balance the energy of the body, regulate bodily functions, promote comfort, relaxation and vitality and bring about bring about homeostasis, which means the body being in a maximal state of health.

Traditional Chinese medicine or TCM sees the spleen as the main organ responsible for gastrointestinal function. Why?  Because the spleen is seen as the transporter of food in the body and is the organ that helps remove bodily waste.  For a normal gastrointestinal function, there should be energy balance between the stomach and spleen.  When an imbalance occurs between the two, problems in the gastrointestinal system are bound to arise.  Conditions in these two organs may also interfere with the liver’s functions and may cause problems associated with the liver to come up.

Acupuncture is used to restore balance in the gastrointestinal system.  This is achieved by locating the acupuncture points that connect to the meridians associated with the spleen, stomach and liver and treat them with needles to enable chi and blood to flow unhindered and balance their energy deficiencies or excesses.   The needles can induce gastrointestinal muscle contraction that limits the secretion of gastric acid and enable the stomach and spleen to release pressure and stress helping the gastrointestinal system to relax and relieve other digestive symptoms.

A combination of herbals and acupuncture are often applied to treat digestive disorders; however, acupuncture by itself can suffice as a treatment for these types of problems.  A qualified herbologist should be consulted in dealing with herbs used as the intake of certain herbs may neutralize the benefits of acupuncture or may counteract or even react negatively any medications the patient uses.

Listed below are some of the digestive disorders that acupuncture can treat:

Inflammatory disorders( ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
Hiatal hernia
Gastrointestinal bleeding and infections
Bacterial infections

Acupuncture is a treatment that can treat a very wide range of conditions be they associated with the digestive function or not.  Considering that medications inherently have substances that are toxic to the body, the problems of side effects will always need to be considered.  Some medications are quite harmful that prolonged use may destroy the kidney or liver.  The absence of these toxins makes acupuncture clearly a superior and safer alternative to pharmaceutical medications.

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