Good digestive function is considered to be absolutely fundamental to optimum health in Chinese medicine. In fact poor digestive function is often identified as an underlying cause, or at least a contributing factor, to many seemingly unrelated health conditions.
Most chronic digestive disorders are incredibly complex with layers of their own special idiosyncrasies. We find that a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and diet therapy works best to ease the symptoms of a range of digestive disorders including:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
- Chronic Constipation
- Food Intolerances
Diet therapy, or the concept of ‘food as medicine’ plays a big part in Chinese medicine and Chinese culture. When we think about what to eat, we think about the flavours and thermal properties of specific foods and how these impact the body as opposed to the fat, protein, carbohydrate and mineral make up. For example carrots are sweet and neutral and nourish the Spleen, while pear is sweet and cooling and moisten the Lung and Large Intestine.
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