Chinese medicine considers the digestive system the main source of our vital energy. It’s comprised of a series of organs whose main responsibility is to bring nutrients into the body. To enjoy optimal health, it is essential that digestion be strong and capable of supplying our tissues with the nutrition they need.
Proper diet and adequate time to digest are often difficult standards to uphold in today’s busy world. Our stressful lives often lead to unhealthy habits of overeating, poor food choices, and late night bingeing. And because the digestive system is so important, it is also very sensitive. Poor eating habits eventually effect our health and can cause uncomfortable symptoms or diseases.
At Middleway Medicine, we combine the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional counseling to guide you toward healthy habits, great digestion and proper elimination.
The use of acupuncture helps the body and mind to relax, allowing for inflamed tissues to heal, stomach acid secretion to regulate and proper intestinal motility to return.
Chinese herbal medicine is often recommended in addition to the use of acupuncture. We combine personalized herbal formulas to treat the root cause of your ailment. This approach does not mask preexisting symptoms, therefore allowing you to regain lasting health. The herbs are extremely effective, have little to no side effects and are very affordable.
The following symptoms/diseases are treated most effectively by Chinese Medicine:
- heartburn/acid reflux/GERD
- acute/chronic constipation
- acute/chronic diarrhea
- irritable bowel syndrome
- ulcerative colitis
- irregular appetite
- weight loss
- stomach pain
- Crohn’s disease
- food sensitivities