Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical treatments in the world and is used to re-establish balance in the body. It activates the body’s own innate healing response to help the body feel better and decrease symptoms, including digestive problems such as bloating and constipation. Many scientific studies have shown that acupuncture helps increase blood circulation, decreases inflammation, and decreases pain.
How can Acupuncture help digestive issues?
One of the ways that acupuncture works is to get your body into the “parasympathetic” or “rest and digest” nervous system mode. You have to be in this state for your body to initiate its innate healing processes. In this relaxed state, blood flow to your digestive tract increases, the salivary gland is stimulated which produces digestive enzymes in the body, intestinal activity increases, and sphincters in the digestive tract relax. In addition to digestive benefits, acupuncture has been proven to reduce stress which is an enormous contributor to digestive issues.
Common digestive concerns treated with Acupuncture:
Weight loss/ Weight gain
Acupuncture and Digestion FAQs:
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture doesn't hurt, in fact its very relaxing. The needles used are hair thin and usually patients don’t feel much when they are inserted. To put size into perspective, about 20-30 acupuncture needles fit into one hypodermic (injection) needle. They’re tiny!
What do I do when the needles are in?
During an acupuncture treatment, patients usually relax and many take a nap in a beautiful private room.
How will I feel after the acupuncture treatment?
After acupuncture treatments patients usually feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
How do I get started?
Call or email us to schedule an initial consultation and acupuncture treatment. It’s Dr. Annie’s joy to help you feel better and stay well.