Acupuncture and integrative medicine can help you get to the root of your digestive problems and heal your gut.
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for Gut Health
Acupuncture triggers the body’s “rest and digest” state to increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and promotes relaxation and calm the nervous system. It can also calm stress and the endocrine/nervous system hyperactivity that often causes or worsens digestive disorders.
With the help of acupuncture, integrative medicine, diet, and herbal medicine we’re able to restore a healthy balance of “good” gut bacteria so you and your microbiome can flourish.
Evidence is increasingly supporting Hippocrates’ two thousand year old claim that ‘all disease begins in the gut.’ In recent years, research has uncovered novel insights into the relationship between the gut and health, elucidating mechanisms by which the microorganisms that inhabit the gut interact with the immune system, exerting helpful or harmful effects on our health and wellbeing. Two primary components of gut health – the microbiota, or microbial composition of the gut, and gut barrier integrity, the loss of which is termed ‘intestinal permeability’ or more colloquially, ‘leaky gut’ – are of particular interest in the realm of autoimmunity.
Acupuncture Research for Gut Health
Studies have shown acupuncture can:
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