Anyone who suffers from digestive issues knows that a flare-up can turn a good day on its head with canceled plans, decreased productivity, and even physical and mental anguish. Any digestive disorder restricts your ability to do what you want to do, be who you want to be.
Digestive issues take many forms and are associated with many disorders, including colitis, constipation, Crohn’s Disease (a type of inflammatory bowel disease), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
[Further reading: Acupuncture in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation]
You may have a diagnosis or you may just know your digestive system isn’t working properly.
At Peninsula Acupuncture, the best alternative health care providers in the Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale, CA, area, we take a two-pronged approach to treating digestive problems: acupuncture plus a gentle and effective herbal protocol using supplements you can’t get anywhere else.
Weed-and-feed—not just for your lawn!
Our digestive organs contain their own ecosystems. You’ve probably heard of using probiotics and prebiotics to diversify the organisms living in your body and improve gut health. The strategy we use to control—and even eliminate—digestive issues is a targeted version of that idea.
You cannot buy the herbal supplements we use at a store. We tailor our supplement regimens to the detoxification and organism repopulation your body needs. Once we’ve “weeded” the bad bacteria from your gut, we “feed” your digestive system with beneficial bacteria (probiotics and prebiotics) that improves digestive issues.
We couple this customized supplement procedure with acupuncture, which stimulates the connections between the central nervous system and digestive system. This stimulation acts like a wake-up call for inactive or improperly connected signals, which can treat a range of gastrointestinal disorders.
Though this process takes time and commitment, it’s well worth it. The result is a total gut makeover. Once your digestive system starts working the way it’s supposed to, you’ll be amazed by the difference in your life. You’ll get your freedom back.