WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis is a disorder affecting one or more joints of the body. It is characterized as inflammation, pain, and stiffness of the joints. Arthritis can also present as redness, warmth, swelling and decreased range of motion in the affected joint or joints. Onset can be gradual or sudden.
Facts About Arthritis
There are actually over 100 different classifications of arthritis. The two most common forms of arthritis seen clinically are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that usually occurs with age and affects the fingers, knees and hips. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that often affects the hands and feet.
WHAT ARE DIGESTIVE DISORDERS?
Digestive disorders are any disease related to the organs within the gastrointestinal tract. These include the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, and rectum.
Facts About Digestion
Through digestion, we obtain all nutrients for the body. If our digestive system is not functioning properly, it could lead to the weakening of other systems in the body, leading to more complex problems. Common digestive disorders are: bloating, gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD, belching, flatulence, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, and diarrhea.
Symptoms of Digestive Disorders
Unhealthy Sleep Habit
Worry or Anxiety
Consumption of Excessive
Hot and Spicy Foods
Cold and Raw Foods
Undercooked and Spoiled Foods
Acupuncture For Digestion
When seeking acupuncture for digestive disorders, an acupuncturist will analyze your diet, eating schedule, water intake, and lifestyle. After a detailed assessment, we will diagnose the causes of your digestive disorder and will administer a treatment of acupuncture and Chinese Herbs to resolve your condition.
Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine
In Western Medicine, there is a wide variety of pharmaceutical medications prescribed for different digestive disorders. Most of these pharmaceutical drugs are harmful to the liver and kidney after prolonged use and are accompanied by harmful side effects.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we will look for the imbalance that is causing your digestive disorder. Once we can formulate a diagnosis we will administer treatment to help restore your digestive function to its proper working order.