Gut health is something almost everyone can improve on and is a topic you see showing up regularly with health professionals.

For those that don’t know, acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that can help with a variety of different issues including improving your gut health. If you’re feeling like you’ve exhausted your options with western medicine or are looking to gain some additional relief, this might just be what you’re looking for!

Are you:

-Taking medication or seeing a medical doctor for a gut related issue?
-Suffering from negative side effects of your medications?
-Suffer from symptoms of your gut health issue even with medical treatment?

If you answered yes to any of these, acupuncture may be for you!

How does acupuncture help?

During a treatment session, your practitioner will assess the issue you are experiencing and find specific acupuncture points on your body to use during your treatment. In terms of digestive problems, acupuncturists target a variety of different points to:

-provide nourishment to the digestive organs
-decrease inflammation in the stomach and pancreas
-improve the performance of the digestive system
-boost your metabolism
-increase your digestive system muscle contraction and relaxation
-reduce acid production
-regulate intestinal function
-restore acidity

We’ve heard it before-diet and exercise are a crucial part of living a healthy and long life. Improving your gut health can require more than just a few acupuncture treatment sessions. Depending on your body and the way it responds to treatment as well as the gut health issues you are experiencing, many practitioners may recommend specific lifestyle and diet modifications. These modifications will assist in improving your gut health for the long term and resolving your issue instead of just treating the symptoms you are experiencing. Correcting dietary imbalances and regulating digestion by controlling your lifestyle and diet is an important part of your alternative medicine treatment and one that is often overlooked or neglected.

Common Causes of Gut Health Issues

When undergoing acupuncture, or any other treatment, for gut health concerns it is important to understand some of the common causes of digestive disorders including:

-chronic stress
-overeating
-consuming a high-fat diet
-illness
-trauma
-menstrual cycles

The severity of the side effects caused by these factors will depend on each individual. It’s important to recognize the factors that affect you most prominently and avoid or control them to the best of your ability. If stress is a major factor that exacerbates your gut health issue, try to avoid it as best as you can same goes for overeating, consuming a high-fat diet and anything else that is in your control.

When you’re ready to improve your gut health for the long term, Infinite Wellness is here to support you in the Regina area. Contact us today to book your acupuncture appointment.

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