The closer our lifestyle is with Nature, the healthier we become. However, because of the fast life modern living entails, our body needs to cope with so many hazards to health. The food we eat, for example, is a joke compared to the organic food eaten by people in less urbanized areas. The food available in fast food restaurants are filled with preservatives that hardly any natural content exists in them anymore. As a result, people have become weaker and sicker and digestive problems have become rampant and common nowadays. Some of these problems include muscle cramps, hair loss, dry skin fatigue, weight loss and weight gain and constipation.
These digestive problems occur because of imbalances in the major organs of the body. Pharmaceutical corporations have provided drugs for treating these kinds of disorders. Many more natural forms of treatments try to restore balance in the different body systems. One such treatment is acupuncture. Bellingham Acupuncture is actually a very old healing art that came from China and now is popularly used for various health needs all over the world. It basically is about inserting needles in specific points in the body to treat an ailment.
Acupuncture specialists sometimes called acupuncturists can identify specific energy points all over the body and uses the right ones to treat energy imbalances in the major organs of the body. The energy points are called meridians. Needles are inserted at certain meridians by the acupuncturist to restore health in the gastrointestinal organs. The spleen plays a major role in regulating all gastrointestinal functions and therefore any treatment of the digestive system will always involve treatment of the spleen. The meridians points then used for needling are the large intestine meridian, spleen meridian and stomach meridian. Herbal medicine is also used to help increase the potency of the acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture therapy for digestive problems like ulcers, gastritis, heart burn, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal infections and bacterial infections among others is done by regulating hormones and other chemicals essential in allowing full functionality of the digestive system. The needling process helps stimulate muscles relaxation and contraction. When the muscles contract or relax, blood and lymph flow is also increased on the affected areas of the body. The blood flow also distributes materials such as nutrients and hormones to the organs involved treating problems or discomfort in those organs.
For better results, one should always go to a licensed acupuncturist who has vast experience in treating intestinal and digestive illnesses. The acupuncturist’s familiarity with anatomy and physiology of the body is a great advantage so that he/she may know precisely what organs and parts of the body to treat. One should inform the acupuncturist about any problem, pain or allergy one may have so that the acupuncturist can take precautions for these problems.