Acid reflux can mostly be avoided with good dietary and lifestyle habits. Finding the balance in times of eating and fasting, acid & alkaline foods and taking advantage of walking and abdominal toning exercise can all play a part. More serious episodes can be controlled with herbs and / or acupuncture.
Diarrhea & Constipation
Well-regulated bowel function is a good indicator of a healthy digestive and immune system function. A healthy diet and lifestyle along with natural medicine are gentle tools to bring help when needed. This research looks at how two common acupuncture points work to aid bowel functioning.
Research with MRI shows how acupuncture affects specific brain centers to reduce diarrhea.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can stop pain and bleeding with hemorrhoid attack. Regular exercise and a balanced diet will help prevent constipation, a major cause of hemorrhoids. Learn Raising the Hands to adjust the Stomach & Spleenfrom Eight Treasures Qigong to strengthen digestion & elimination systems and promote good bowel habits & prevent hemorrhoids.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS may commonly require a stress reduction program as well as a review of dietary and lifestyle habits in addition to treatment. Acupuncture is very effective because it targets bowel function and strong stress relief at the same time.
The outcomes of two recent Chinese studies indicate that herbal medicine, acupuncture, and moxibustion offer effective relief from the symptoms of IBS, especially when combined with other treatments such as probiotics.