Serving West Los Angeles & Santa Monica
Digestive health is one of the areas we focus on at Natural Healing & Acupuncture for those in the West LA and Santa Monica areas. While digestive problems such as acid reflux, bloating, diarrhea and gas or a feeling of fullness are certainly common, they aren’t normal. Our digestive treatment focuses on your optimal health and wellness, balancing the systems in the body using therapies including acupuncture, Chinese medicine, nutrition and more. We also strongly believe in acupuncture for pain associated with digestive issues, as our customized treatments have proven very effective for many of our clients. We take a holistic approach to digestive health, often far more effective than traditional Western medicine.
One of the key systems for comprehensive health is digestive function. Besides digestive conditions such as irritable bowel, reflux and constipation, there are other conditions such as allergies, joint pain, fatigue, and illnesses that can all have roots in improper nutrient break down, absorption and elimination.
We use Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine to evaluate digestive problems and toxification. Depending on the case we may employ a Digestive Stool Analysis and Food Allergy Testing.
Herbs, acupuncture, nutritional supplements and dietary changes are wonderful tools to restore gastrointestinal function.
One basic protocol to restore digestive health is the 4R program:
Remove – kill pathogen with antimicrobial and antibacterial herbs
Reinoculate – with beneficial probiotics, “healthy” bacteria
Replace – with digestive enzymes, bile stimulants and hydrochloric acid
Repair – with nutrients and herbs to repair the gut mucosal lining
Do you have any of the following?
These conditions are not normal:
Bloating, gas, fullness after meals
Reflux, acid indigestion
Mucous in the stool
Digestive problems can reflect on:
Inflammatory processes in the body
Blood sugar imbalances
Inability to lose weight