Monthly Archives: July 2019

Acupuncture and Your G.I Health

How to improve your gastrointestinal health with acupuncture

Many people feel embarrassed to discuss their bowel habits, however, symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, urgency, blood and mucus in the stools, severe gas and bloating and abdominal pain/cramping are believed to occur as often as the common cold. Because gastrointestinal issues are rarely discussed, the treatment and management of these conditions do not receive much attention and may leave a person feeling unsure about where and how to seek help.

Acupuncture is an effective means of treating, managing and even preventing symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis and undiagnosed conditions such as chronic constipation or diarrhea, gas and bloating. Acupuncture can help to relieve the frequency and duration of episodes associated with these disorders and can eventually eliminate all signs and symptoms. Regular acupuncture treatments will also help to reduce food sensitivities and decrease the stress and anxiety associated with unpredictable bowel habits.

A recent study at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine has found that regular acupuncture treatments reduce intestinal inflammation and restore epithelial barrier disruption in people with Crohn’s disease.

If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these conditions and are looking for a natural, drug-free treatment acupuncture will not only target the symptoms, but also prevent recurrent episodes.

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What is “Mother Warming?”

Mother Warming is a treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine used at 4-5 days post-partum with the intention of helping the birthing mother recover from pregnancy, labour and delivery. The treatment includes the use of a moxa stick (a herbal ‘cigar’) over acupoints on the abdomen and lower back. The best part is that once you know how to do it you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home.
Book your mother warming education appointment before you have your baby and be shown what to do so you’re ready when the time comes. Complimentary Moxa stick is included in the appointment. 
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