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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, your diet is an essential part of your health. If we overeat or choose poor quality food it will start to cause health issues such as fatigue, abdominal pain, weight gain, weight loss, heartburn, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and more.

Your stomach and spleen break down food that and turn it into energy and nutrients for the body. A metaphor commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine is that your stomach is the cooking pot and your spleen is the digestive fire that warms it up. It is important to maintain this "fire" and too many cold and raw foods can weaken and slow the digestive system. Similarly, the overconsumption of spicy, hot or rich foods cause the "fire" to become out of control and overheat your digestive system.

Common symptoms we see from digestive disruption include:

  • abdominal cramping
  • abdominal fullness
  • acid reflux
  • belching
  • bloating
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • diverticulitis
  • epigastric distention
  • fatigue
  • foul breath
  • gas
  • heavy feeling in body
  • indigestion
  • loose stool
  • loss of appetite
  • neck/ shoulder tension
  • overeating
  • rapid hunger
  • rib side pain
  • sour stomach
  • ulcerative colitis
  • ulcers
  • upset stomach
  • weight gain

It is common to experience more than one symptom at a time.

Acupuncture can assist with boosting your metabolism, regulating the digestive process, increasing the gastrointestinal muscle contraction, relaxation, and a reduction in acid secretion. Give Bradenton Community Acupuncture a call today to improve your digestive issues!

*Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors