Digestive health is an essential component to Chinese Medicine, as it is thought that all energy and metabolic function results from the air that we breathe and the food that we eat. When the digestion is strong, there is a good prognosis, but when the digestion is weak, then full and rapid recovery from any disease will tend to take longer. This is also being discovered in Western Medicine, as more and more research is uncovering the essential part that healthy digestion, and particularly healthy gut flora (bowel bacteria) have to play in our immune systems, weight management, and behavioural disorders.
As Chinese Medicine has a strong focus on healthy digestion, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal formulas can be particularly helpful if you are suffering from digestive upset, such as indigestion, reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation and chronic diarrhoea. Please also see our page on Stress and The Digestive System.
Massage is also very helpful in digestive health, as relaxation can improve digestion function, and some massage modalities are able to directly help with some bowel problems such as constipation.
Please contact us if you have any further queries about digestive health treatments.